Christmas morning started a little later than normal around here. I guess that's what happens when we play Mouse Trap until after 11:00 pm the night before. The kids all slept until just after 8:00. It was great! I was able to get breakfast started and in the oven before the kids were ready for their stockings...house rules: sleeping bags, pillows, etc. must be put away before stockings are touched and gifts are opened.
The kids were very excited for their stocking because sticking out the tops of them were Webkinz pets that they had all requested...thank you Costco and Hallmark! I was on a mad hunt one evening at Costco to find the double pack combo of Webkinz that we needed. We had been earlier with the kids and saw that the Husky and Chihauhau were boxed together. When Jason and I returned the night of Christmas shopping we didn't see the combo set. I refused to leave until I had gone through the entire stack. And, there at the bottom, was the set we were looking for! I had completely restacked all of the Webkinz, blocking part of the aisle. I was one determined Mommy!
Ethan and I had been at Hallmark one day and Ethan spotted the giraffe he had been wishing for for quite some time. He was determined that we were taking it home that day but I was sneaky and the gal just set it aside for me. I returned later that afternoon, once Ethan was at Preschool, to purchase the giraffe and was able to get him into hiding before Ethan found him. We had one excited little boy on Christmas morning.
After breakfast, we started in on the gifts. The kids were confused as to why there were two more gifts under that tree with all of their names on them. That was, until they opened them and found a Wii and the Wii Fit board. They have been wanting a Wii so we decided to make this the main gift for us all this year and just picked up a few other little/cheap things.
I know...you are looking at this next picture thinking "I thought they just got a "little" something more to open." Well, my resourceful sis-in-law found this major deal on the LeapFrog Tag system. This item is normally a $50 item. Just before Thanksgiving, Target had this on sale for $40 and also had a $10 coupon offer for it. On top of that, we were able to get a manufacturer coupon for an additional $10 off. We could not pass up this $20 deal! Ethan was excited to get this and was ready to put it to use. It's going to be a great tool in helping him to learn to read.Jason and I got each other a little something also. Again, thanks to my resourceful sis-in-law...I was able to surprise Jason with a new electric/cordless shaver. His was no longer keeping a charge but he never complained. I just knew how frustrating it was getting for him and was glad I was able to find an amazing deal on a new shaver for him.
It was nice to have time at home to enjoy our gifts before having to head to my sister's house for my immediate family's Christmas.