Night owl Mazy soon joined me and Violet. It was like a 2:30 a.m. slumber party. By 3, Violet was roaming around, trying to get downstairs. I said, "Enough girl, you're going to bed." I took her to her room and she SCREAMED for about 10 minutes. So I brought Bo and Mazy back into my room and said, "Good luck, Shawn."
The boys kept kicking each other and fidgeting and couldn't get to sleep. Meanwhile, I could hear the siren call of Violet, shattering the silence of Christmas morning. After an hour of that, I took the boys back to their beds, got Violet out of her crib and took her in with me. See what I mean by musical beds? She fidgeted but did not cry until 5 a.m. and then finally went back to sleep.
Shawn and Mazy came in at 6:41 a.m. to wake us up for Christmas morning. And from there, it's all a blur. ;)
A few quick photos and then I have to get back to the toys!!! Needless to say, Violet went back for a nap at 8 a.m. We haven't heard a peep from her.
Merry Christmas to you all! Hope you're having a fabulous, love-filled day!
Mazy's Santa pile -- make-your-own fort kit, two giant Star Wars Lego sets, a big Lego storage container, and two World of Warcraft sets
Violet's Santa haul -- pink four-wheeler, new doll with three outfits, a stable of 12 ponies, and a Curious George tea set
Bo's Santa pile -- new dream kitchen for the budding chef, big Lego storage container, two GI Joe vehicles and guys, and lots of kitchen accessories
Wirt family tradition: waiting on the stairs Christmas morning before getting to go down and see what Santa brought!
Still waiting. We have to make a pot of coffee. Check the cameras. Turn on some lights. Tease them. And then -- set them loose!
First reaction to the big fort and Santa gifts
Mazy's tower of building block sets
Violet loves her George
But she really, really loves her new ride... I think her new nickname is Crash.
Bo with his "Best Christmas Spirit Award" medal from Santa
Violet quickly took over Bo's kitchen, as we expected
Mazy and another Lego set -- a 1990s rocket ship that makes noise!
"Cup of tea, anyone?"
Mr. Money organizes his bills and coins in his new cash register
One of Mazy's favorite gifts -- his new football figurine set! He is in heaven creating plays and re-enacting games.
OK, off to make some breakfast and have another cup of coffee. Love you guys!