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Friday, December 26, 2008

Good thing Santa likes Cheetos

We're all still in PJs and might even get dressed sometime today. While we're mustering up the energy, here are a few Christmas highlights. Ready for some Christmas Eve fun and on our way to the folks' house to light the luminaries: A quick Christmas family pic, Ro left, Ree right Back home on Christmas Eve night, the girls assembled their offering for Santa with their own special touches: cookies, Cheetos, three kinds of drinks (lactose-free milk, snowman juice, and orange juice), and a bag of trailmix for the reindeer: Whoo, we're tuckered out after making that Santa plate, better have a few restorative cheetos On Christmas morning, Ro woke up first then raced down the hall and loudly woke up her seriously disgruntled sister. Ro thought it was the "approved" wakeup time of 7:00, by the way, but we had actually turned their clocks back by 20 minutes to buy us a few extra minutes of sleeping in the morning. Shhhhh, don't tell them.: Ree can't believe she's actually being woken up Boy that Santa sure came through with some massively-stuffed-to-the-gills stockings. Ro and Ree got everything they asked for, including TubaNuts, lollipops as big as their heads, and candy necklaces (squeal!). They don't actually eat very much of the candy, they just like to hold it and love on it. They think it's thrilling to sort it, play with it, trade it, transfer it from ziploc bag to ziploc bag, and just savor the lovely colors. They eat a few pieces here and there, then it mysteriously "disappears" and they move on to something else: The stockings were so full we had to kind of lean them up against the wall The girls wanted to wear PJs all day on Christmas, even when we went visiting, which was fine with us. Hey at least the dolls were dressed up in their Christmas finery: 'Making Ro and Ree were supposed to have on these snazzy Christmas outfits2008: Didn't want to brave the line so we just waved to Santa, which would have looked incredibly cute with those new dolly outfits. The matching wasn't planned, of course, since we just don't think that far ahead. TubaDad had stumbled into the American Doll store on a business trip and got the little doll outfits as a present, little did he know I had picked up something so similar for the girls. Oh well, sure woulda been cute. Our Christmas weather was freaky, to say the least. We kept looking outside and seeing sunshine, then rain, then gusty winds, then sunshine, then hail! Wowee. We had crazy Christmas weather, it actually hailed at one point Since the weather kept us indoors, we set up one of the girls' Christmas presents in the family room. That little teetertotter from the Texas cousins fits right in between the couches and has provided hours of fun already. The girls wasted no time perfecting their airborne spinning technique. The full set of Christmas pics can be seen as thumbnails, captioned mini-pics, or a slideshow, or click the big arrow below to play: Ho, ho, ho, happy jollydays!

20 comments:

  1. OMG that is such an adorable post, seriously !! And I totally love your idea of turning the clock back, that's so smart. The girls are so adorable. Merry Christmas!!

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  2. Wow, if you look up the word "joy" in the dictionary that video should be the first thing you see! Those girls are having such fun and are just experiencing pure joy! Merry Christmas from a longtime lurker.

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  3. What a joy-filled day you had together!

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  4. What a fun Christmas!!

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  5. Merry Merry Christmas! I love spending all day on Christmas in jammies- great idea!

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  6. Anonymous12/26/2008

    Merry Christmas!!

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  7. Merry, merry! I am glad you had a wonderful day and I hope the year ahead brings you all great things.

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  8. Hail? In the Bay Area? What a Christmas... We are finally dug out after a week stuck at home...

    Marry Christmas.

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  9. Anonymous12/27/2008

    we don't do christmas and i have no children, but i love reading your blog.

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  10. What a great day from start to finish!! Hanging out in pj's is the best way to spend a day! Oh boy...that teeter totter is too cool! Had to laugh when I hear mamma say, 'OK girls, spin it as fast as you can.' Uh oh! ;o)

    GREAT fun filled family day!

    Love you friends! Merry, merry Christmas!! xoxoxoxo

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  11. i am totally stealing your turning the clock back idea... genius!! you're so right, they would've looked way cute in their outfits matching the dolls, but man, the footy jammies are also so cute i miss those, my kid will never where them in florida- it's like EIGHTY DEGREES right now which is DEPRESSING at Christmas in my humble opinion.

    loved every pic. loved all the king/queen hats?? at xmas dinner? so funny!!

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  12. Totally awesome. Love the stockings and the gift from the Texas cousins! Wow!! I stayed in my PJ's too...all day. Those girls have the right idea. Glad they had so much fun.

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  13. Hi M3--
    The girls are adorable as usual. The Salsa blog never disappoints when it comes to fun. Love those stockings. Isn't a toddler Christmas fun. Alex loved everything about Christmas especially getting bubble gum in her stocking.
    Happy New Year!!!

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  14. Glad you had such a wonderful holiday. Hugs to all of you.

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  15. Anonymous12/28/2008

    That has to be the best toy every...especially for twins! My twins got one last year and they still love it!! Put tennis balls on the "steak" that hits the floor under their bottom - the metal will wear through that plastic/rubber knob really fast and destroy your floor or rug! You will need to replace the tennis balls often - but it will save your floors! Enjoy
    Nancy

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  16. I absolutely HAD to come and visit to see what the "tubanuts" were!!! Such a mystery...especially when the girls KNEW EXACTLY what they were and WANTED them so badly!! Glad they were pleased!
    Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

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  17. I love the part about you guys setting their clocks back. We finally did that for our oldest - he'd been routinely waking up before 6 am for the whole week before Christmas! It was just too much on my week off....of course, we had to reset it during the day so he wouldn't crab about an early bedtime. Sheesh....deceit is so much work! ;-)
    Glad you had a great Christmas. Ho ho ho!

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  18. Setting the clocks back is definitely going into my Mom Memory. Next year, that will be put to use, trust me!
    OK, so I'm dying to know, what is Snowman Juice??

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  19. Happy Christmas to the twinadoes! The Tongginator's bestest friends (two sets of twinadoes -- all five years old) got razor scooters for Christmas. Watch out world (or at least the neighborhood)! See what you have to look forward to?

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  20. what's the name of that toy? I need to find it!

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