After doing Christmas Eve at Deb and Dave's, the kids fell asleep in the car and we were able to put them straight up to bed. Scott and I got to work right away and started putting out Santa Claus gifts. We, luckily, remembered to take Chuckie down because he had to go back to the North Pole for the year. We also put out some milk and cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. Rudolph actually dropped a couple in the fireplace. They must have fallen out of his mouth!
I was really excited for Christmas this year. I could hardly sleep because I wanted to make sure that I was down here and had the camcorder going for when they came downstairs. I think Kanin was a little overwhelmed with everything and all Gracie said when she came down the stairs is, "I gotta scootah". It was really cute!
I had the toughest time figuring out what to get Scott for Christmas so I went against my better judgement and bought him a Wii. Of course, I knew that Kanin would love it, too, so I let both of them open it.
As for myself, I got the best gift ever--a new camera!! I am so excited with it. It is a Nikon D5000 and it is awesome. I am so excited to take pics of the kids on this thing.
After opening our gifts, we continued our new tradition of going out to eat at the Ameristar Casino. Deb, Dave, Alissa, Mom and Dad all met us out there and we ate and ate and ate. It is fantastic and there is no mess! We came back and put out pj's on and just laid around the rest of the day.
What a great Christmas!