Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morning

Santa came and we had a very excited little girl.  She got what she wanted. . . . A Bike!  

 He even brought a Pinkalicious helmet and basket!
 Juj got up, but was, well a bit underwhelmed.  I don't know when I am going to learn, she does not enjoy opening presents.  Period.  She likes getting new things, but I think the whole process and build up of opening gifts is just to much for her and she just thoroughly does not enjoy it.  We made the mistake of getting her out of bed and being all excited, possibly screaming, "OMG!  Let's see what Santa brought you!!!!" and this is the response I got.
 So we decided to take the focus off of her a bit and I opened a gift.
 Liv opened a million gifts.  I really don't think she minded.

 I opened another. . .
 Then finally she decided to at least get up.  So we made it as low key as possible.  No yelling or using high pitched voices.  Just cool and calmly unwrapping a gift.
 Woo Hoo!  Easy Bake Oven!!!!  I know, not the reaction you would hope to see watching the your child open up an amazing gift like that, but trust me she loved it.  And at least she was looking, right.

 Then we proceeded to calmly open the rest of her gifts.  With no big build ups or expectations.  Again, not the reaction you would hope for, but the fact that she was looking meant that she liked it.  These were more books to go with her Leapfrog system
 A few more for Liv
 Another for Juliana
 Make your own snow globes!  Pretty cool.  Definitely some interest here.

 Juliana had enough by now.  And this was a super surprise from our family in Germany
 It was a precious German doll that speaks a million different German phrases.  It is adorable.  She even cries in German!  They loved it.  Also, not picture was a really cool remote control Volkswagen.  I think this was Livi's favorite.
 Juj decided she would nap with her German baby.

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