Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas Morning!!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas morning! 
We were cold here with a bit of snow and a LOT of wind and Christmas morning here was quite entertaining, but I think any house with kids probably had an entertaining Christmas morning. 

(Quick cute story....on Christmas Eve DR and I were tucking Yahoo into bed. After reading with her and tucking her under the covers and the required number of kisses and hugs she looked at us both quite seriousl and said, "Now QUICK run to your bed and go to sleep!" As if Mom and Dad going to sleep would make Christmas come sooner! )

Yip has been wearing these slippers non-stop since Christmas, seriously I can't see how he can actually walk in them. He was easy to shop for this year; bear slippers and duct tape was pretty much all he wanted. 

Check out the look on that boy's face when he opened up a roll of 5 bright new duct tapes!!! 

Miss Yahoo too was easy to shop for as well, anything pink and Princess! I searched Amazon until I found a reasonably priced metal tiara, one that wouldn't snap the first day of wearing and playing. I'm so happy I did because she has already bent it much farther without breaking than a plastic tiara would have survived. 

Now I am a tomboy and though I did wear dresses as a little girl I was never much for pink, glittery, frilly things. Yahoo is MUCH different than I am. I try to avoid surrounding her with over the top girlyness. 

My sisters, however, seem to think their only job is to help make Yahoo as girly as possible! 

Oh. My. Goodness.
I don't know what my sister did to that tule skirt but I had glitter all over my ankles! 

One of the coolest and most creative gifts the boys received this year was from my sister who sent them an entire box of PVC pipes and connectors. It's like a giant building set. Very cool! 

We actually had two Christmases on Christmas day. Since this was the first time we weren't traveling to spend time with family I've been receiving boxes for the last couple weeks from them. My brother Mountain Man was able to come over later that afternoon when we opened the second half of Christmas presents. Whew! I'm glad that's over. I felt like my living room exploded twice! I didn't take nearly as many photos of the day as I would have liked, I was too busy enjoying my family. 

Santa and Papa Doug were especially good to Yip and Yap this year with gifts of air pistol and rifle and pocket knives! My house has also been covered in wood shavings since Tuesday, HA! More on that tomorrow! 


  1. That Purdue shirt ROCKS! LOVE the PVC pipe gift idea! Perfect for imaginative boys! Our girls found lots of books, two Wii games, and the coveted iPad (that one from Santa) under the tree Christmas morning. OH! Bear also wanted a microscope, and she is pestering me right now, in a most patient way for an 8 year old, to help her mix something up so she can look at it under "the scope!" Gotta run!

    1. I'd love an iPad!! A Microscope would be awesome. :) In May when we were home we stopped at Purdue TWICE to buy said he was tired of all the Kansas State Purple out here. Happy New Year!

  2. I'm glad your kiddos enjoyed the goodies!

    1. They have!! The PVC pipe has become axes, tents, swords, and who knows what else :) Thanks!

  3. I'm glad your kiddos enjoyed the goodies!


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