Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Day '08

Christmas morning came awful early for me. Apparently Kobe was up at about 6:40am. (That's less than a half hour after I went to bed) The rest followed shortly after, but held off until 7:30am to start nagging me to get up. Finally at 8 I dragged my weary body out of bed and went downstairs to get my camera to record the traditional run down the stairs. I took a picture first, but even though Kobe's eyes were closed, there would be no retakes. I could hold them back no longer.
And they are off...

It was decided before hand that Kobe would get to open the first present. (We take turns opening one present at a time so everyone can ooh and aah.) I don't recall what happened for him to win that honor, but he did. Anyway he was so excited about the first one he chose.

Then it was Jack Jacks turn...

Jackson opened 2 gifts and he was done. He just wanted to sit in the corner and play with his little "Cars" race track. We had to slowly coerce him to open the rest after a while. Every time we'd offer another present to open he would just say, "No! I like Cars!" as if he'd have to trade the Cars for the new present. He finally opened some more, but I think this one remains his favorite with Mickey's Speedway as a close second.

Santa finally came through this year for Reagan. I think she's has had a pogo stick on her list for the last 4 years or so. This one is such a fancy, heavy duty one, we're not sure she'll ever be heavy enough to use it very well. :)

Jillie was shocked and thoroughly pleased that Santa came through for her this year ...with Uggs.Reagan too...The boys ended up with mostly toys, toys, toys and the girls got lots of clothes and girlie things

Greg got the a lot of the old standbys- basketball clothes and BYU items.

Greg and the kids got me many nice things as well. Sweater, mani-pedi-massage, laptop cover, etc... One of my gifts you will see in February. Greg got me a blog designer to create a personalized blog for me! Should be an interesting process. Now if I can just figure out what I like! I'm trying to choose colors and design elements. maybe even a new name? NIKBOK is a nick name I got from Greg long ago. I can't decide if I should try to think of something more creative, something more descriptive of me or of the family??? I'm not really coming up with much- and kind of like NIKBOK just fine. I just can't think of any good alternatives.
Suggestions welcomed!
Anyhow... needless to say the rest of the day was pretty much a wash for me since most of what I did was look at the inside of my eyelids. I went back to bed after present opening and didn't get up til the afternoon. I awoke to find that a toy store had exploded throughout the house! We had no where to go so it was pretty much a jammies day all around- except for the girls who wanted to wear some of their cool new outfits! All in all it was a good, relaxing, family Christmas day.


Shan said...

Fun Christmas! Keep the name Nikbok- I like it. Can't wait to see the new blog design!

Holly said...

So cute! Love that you got the kids expressions. Jackson... what a boy. :) Glad the kids got just what they wanted.

I like Nikbok, Nik at Nite, Nikki the Night Owl and a few others that we came up with. Can't wait to see!!

Jill said...

That's funny that Reagan has been wanting a Pogo Stick for years. Santa brought one for Whitney too and she's super excited about it.

You must have been so wasted after staying up all night long. It's hard to recover from that even though you were able to go back to bed.

Andrea said...

I hear you on the toy store explosion. Isn't it fun trying to navigate the room without killing yourself on some car or ball?

Caity said...

I love Jillie's face in those pictures! Priceless!

Pogo Stick? Those are still around? I want one now too! Okay, maybe not right now :) Looks like blast!

Anonymous said...

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