Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas with the Carlile's

I learned one important lesson last Christmas, I am terrible at making Christmas pajamas. For 3 years, I tried. For 3 years, I failed. This year our pajamas were store bought and everyone was much happier with that result. You can't see, but the boys bottoms are covered in motorcycles. Abraham started rolling around on the floor making vrooming motorcycle sounds. It was hilarious.Abraham woke up at about 7:15. I was waiting with the video camera and Ken went into his room. He asked him who came to our house last night and without hesitation Abe replied, "GRANDMA!!". Sorry buddy, no Grandma, just Santa. He took awhile to realize that we were actually letting him open his gifts, but once he got into the groove there was no stopping him. I never tired of hearing, "Look Mom! Santa brought Abraham a ______" Ken and I conspired with Santa and got a king sized bed! It hasn't arrived yet, but we are so excited for it! The boys also got me a pressure cooker! I can't wait to start experiementing with cooking with it.
Tyler actually woke up at 5:30 and stayed awake for about 45 minutes, then fell back asleep. He slept through the first half of Abraham's present opening and then came out and enjoyed watching Abraham open his presents for him. He loved playing with all the bows and wrapping paper.

We are so thankful to everyone who sent us wonderful gifts. We had a relaxing day (& stayed nice and cozy in our matching Snuggies homemade by my Mom!) and enjoyed the time together as a family. We also enjoyed reflecting on the great gift that is the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the true reason for this holiday and we are grateful for Him.

For those interested, here is a slideshow with additional pictures.


Emily said...

looks like a wonderful christmas. What sweet boys you have, Tyler makes me laugh, because Elliot did the same thing. Looking at us like: What is all this fuss about?
Cute, Cute, cute.

Tucker Mom said...

Looks like great fun. Glad you had a great time.

Phillips Family said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas!!! I bet it was fun having a little person to rip and tear presents open.

andrea said...

glad you had a good christmas! those are some pretty great pictures. I loved that Abe thought Grandma came. Almost as good Abe, almost as good.

Rachel said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas! And a new bed?! Nothing beats a happy Mommy because she had a good nights rest right? Your boys are getting so big. I can't believe it!

Charlotte said...

King sized beds are the best! Glad you found a way to make the PJ tradition work for you!! Merry Christmas!