Christmas morning has to be one of my favorite mornings of the year to get out of bed. The kids came in our room at 6:45 a.m. They are never allowed to go downstairs until Mike has confirmed that Santa really did make it. After the green light Danny, Ryan and Nathan rushed down the stairs with Lydia a few steps behind.
One of our favorite family traditions is that each of the kids have to hug the person who gave them their gift. This picture and the next, are a couple of the Sibling Hug Snapshots of the morning. (Don't you think it is so funny how Lydia's foot came up in the air?)
Ryan and Nathan's Sibling Hug Snapshot
One of Lydia's favorite gifts was from her Grandma and Grandpa Swensen. On Christmas morning she couldn't get enough of her new princess dress, and hugging the doll that was wearing the same princess dress.
Santa brought a little Fisher-Price 4-Wheeler for all of the kids to share. It has helped create some of our favorite fun moments. Even after it snowed, Mike went and shoveled the entire sidewalk that runs around the perimeter of our back yard. He wanted the kids to be able to keep riding. During those few days (and even still) you could always find Mike and I staring out the back windows, watching the kids drive around and around and around.
This is my favorite Four-Wheeler picture. Doesn't that look like fun?!
Here are some of my favorite Little Girl Blue Eyes. Lydia is wearing her new Sunday dress and bow.