Christmas Morning

The kids woke up at 6:45. Helena said that they woke up at 6:00 but since I said that they shouldn’t get up until 7:00, they just sat down in the basement on the futon (where they all slept) talking.

Liam seemed a bit excited and a bit underdressed.

Helena was pleased with her Hello Kitty.

The kids’ loot (or as Liam says, “lot”)

I don’t remember what this was all about. I’m sure that it didn’t last long, though. I think she may have begun to open it before she was told to wait for someone else to finish with theirs.

Liam takes a break from opening up presents to put together a Lego game board that Helena bought for him. Thus, he held everyone else up and some of them weren’t too happy about that.

This was the gift to all three kids from Santa.

Ada was happy with her clothes.

Ada was also happy with her accessories (some of which were Helena’s)

Liam’s Letter to Santa

Helena remembered to leave cookies and milk out for Santa after I had just put them to bed, so we got back up and came upstairs (they slept downstairs) to leave them out and I asked the kids if they would like to leave Santa a note. Helena wrote a short thank you note and mentioned that she had helped make the cookies. Ada, who is just beginning to write, said thanks as well. Helena chastised Liam for not writing one, but he said that he left one under the tree. Helena thought that wasn’t too smart, but Liam, being practical, said that since Santa was going to leave presents, he’ll see the letter.

Liam’s letter was about two NFL plays that he saw on television that day. Since I was trying to keep the kids out of the house as much as possible to keep it clean for Santa, we went to a bar/restaurant for lunch where I know that they have plenty of televisions for Liam to watch, which is heaven for him. That’s where he saw the 99 yard reception in the Giants game, and he saw a nice fake handoff executed by the Vikings (of all teams) at Lifetime. He’s convinced that he’ll see them on the top 10 plays of the week, which he periodically will catch in the television section of Target while playing Wii.