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Friday, December 26, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas

We had a HUGE and busy Christmas as usual, but it was great! We always have so many places to go each year, and it never fails, Makenzie gets sick right at Christmas, but despite the girls having runny noses and running low-grade temps off and on, we managed to have a wonderful Christmas. We started the season off by having Christmas with the Scarbrough's and Memee and Pop then Christmas dinner with Mimi and Papaw T. (Audrey and Hermon) where the girls got to open presents. They got the Loving Family Dollhouse that they've been wanting so badly, and after setting it up, we all decided maybe Presley isn't quite ready for! Instead of playing with Makenzie, she tries poking her fingers through all the windows and moving the furniture, or she tries to push it over. Makenzie on the other hand loves it and spends HOURS playing with it!
Next, we had Christmas with Yaya and Papaw (Ricky and Mary), and the girls were spoiled yet again with lots of new toys. Papaw and Yaya even brought Makenzie and Hailey a beautiful tea set back from the Biltmore! We also had Christmas with the Fulgham's which is always loud and crazy with all the grandkids running around, but despite getting a late start (we didn't get to start opening gifts until nine that night) and the kids being tired, we had a great time.

On Christmas Eve, we visited with the Oglesby's and Morgan's. At the Morgan's, the kids all sit and listen to the story of Jesus's birth before opening presents. My Dad has always read it directly from the Bible, and the kids are really good about paying attention even with the anticipation of presents waiting for them! Mass confusion then ensues as all the kids rip into their gifts...when we were kids we weren't allowed to touch a gift until it was our turn to open, and we had to go in order from youngest to oldest so that everyone could see what the others got. Now with so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it's hard to keep the little ones from ripping into their gifts as soon as they get them so we kind of have to open in!

On Christmas morning, Makenzie woke up and asked if Santa had brought her a bycicle. When she walked into the living room with Presley (who we had to coax out of bed) and saw her presents and bycicle she was sooo excited. Daddy built the girls a playhouse for Christmas as well, so we also had to walk out there to see if Santa left anything in there for them. They loved it so much that they cried when we told them it was time to come in! I'll try to post pictures of the GREAT playhouse their Daddy built as soon as I can!

Presley riding the trycicle Santa left her. She thought she was a big girl, but she didn't want to have to learn to pedal! She liked being pushed around the house just fine :) Poor Daddy!


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