Monday, December 29, 2008

A Special Christmas

We had a wonderful time with the kids this year. Just to have Anika here this year was such a special gift. She really enjoyed opening her gifts. Christmas Eve we had our family of four Christmas. It was really fun to see the kids so happy. Anika had a bawl and even wore the HO HO HO Jammi's that Alex wore when he was one on Christmas. It is the little things like that that I love. She made a sled out of a box herself and asked Alex to pull her around the house. It was so precious. After the gifts were opened and the cookies left for Santa. Alex went out and left food for the reindeer as is our tradition. Anika will have to start this next year since I forgot about it until she was already sleeping. I felt bad but Alex enjoyed doing it since he was the big kid so all was not lost. Christmas morning was fun seeing how excited they both got about Santa's gifts or "ho ho" as Anika calls him. Jens was sick so we had to postpone our trip to see Grandpa and Nana. We had a quiet day here enjoying the kids. We had a wonderful day with Grandma Pappy and Uncle Adam yesterday. We are really making the fun last this year. I had so many pictures that I decided to make a movie. This is only pre-Christmas and the 24Th and 25Th. I think the Grandparent's special days will be part 2. We are all very blessed and thankful. Wishing you all happy days.


Bobbi said...

Tracy, wjat a beautiful little show. Annkika is too big!! Don't feel bad about her being asleep. Reese went to bed before we did cookies for Santa, it happens when you have younger ones, and Alex got to feel so big!!

I love the pic of Alex in colored paper and Santa beard!!

Bobbi said...

Oh, forgot to say, glad you had such a great Chrismtas. The first ones home with our little ones truly are special

Steph said...

It looks like you had a great holiday!! I love the pics of Alex and Anika playing together. So cute! What a special Christmas!