Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas 2011–Part II

Well, as promised, here are some more pics from our Christmas.  Today is all about Christmas morning.  Usually it’s the kids who are the ones waking the parents up on Christmas morning, but not in our house!  The Tool Man and I got tired of waiting on them, and we finally woke the kids up about 8:00.

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Ty was anxious to jump right in and starting ripping open packages, but it took a few minutes for Lucy Lee to wake up.

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First out of the box… this grrrrr-eat LSU shirt for Ty.  This is gonna be perfect for him to wear after we win the championship Monday.  Geaux Tigers!!!

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It didn’t take long for Lucy to get into the groove of opening gifts.  This was really the first year that Lucy has understood the concept of presents.  I’m afraid we may have created a monster.  Since Christmas morning, she hasn’t seen a present that she hasn’t assumed was for her.

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One of Ty’s favorite gifts from Santa was this dragon Happy Napper.  He’s kept the dragon by his side since he pulled it out of the box Christmas morning.  My boy loves his stuffed animals.  I don’t ever remember playing with stuffed animals when I was a child, but they are just about the only toys Ty plays with.  That’s my boy.  He’s either playing with cuddly teddy bears, or he’s shooting birds and lizards with his BB gun.  He’s such a well-rounded child.

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OK.  How many children of the 90’s remember these?  Slap bracelets.  Lucy and Ty love them!

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Lucy got lots of necklaces, clothes, and accessories.  As soon as she would open something, she would have to try it on.  At one point on Christmas morning, Lucy had on three necklaces, Hello Kitty socks, sunglasses, mittens, an apron, and a chef’s hat.  Quite an outfit!

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Wow!  Ty even looked happy about the flashcards Santa brought him.

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Lucy’s been wanting some camouflage of her own.  Whenever she sees it she say, “I go deer huntin’.”

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That sneaky Santa!  When I was a kid he used to hide the really “good” presents behind our couch.  Looks like he’s up to his same old tricks again…

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This is all that Lucy asked for from Santa – a bicycle!

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This bike came complete with a horn, tassels, a basket, and a seat to hold a baby doll.

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Behind the couch there was also a big bag for Ty.

And in that bag was another bag…

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And in that bag, another bag…

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And in that bag, an envelope…

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And in that envelope, a letter…

(The suspense is killing you, isn’t it?)

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And in that letter…

Well whatever it was had to be good.  Just take a look at the expression on Ty’s face.

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Yep.  Ty asked Santa for a free gift card to go on a cruise.  Thankfully, Santa delivered 4 of them.  He must have known mom, dad, and Lucy needed a vacation too.  We set sail in 2 weeks.  Merry Christmas!

Next year I think I’ll give my list to Ty and let him give it to Santa for me.


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