The weekend started with a trip to Aunt Robin's on Christmas Eve (pictures to come later). We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with family and friends. Christopher and Dylan had a blast. At the end of the evening came presents. Oh boy. That was crazy!!! Christopher and Carter received from very nice gifts from their family and we are extremely thankful.
|Carter. Playing with trash. Instead of his new toys.|
|Christopher. Playing with Dylan's new toys.|
So we packed up the car and headed home after peeling Christopher off the wall. And this, is exactly what we knew would happen:
Christopher was so tired he didn't even want to take the time to put cookies out for Santa. But we did anyway. After the boys were in bed, Gaga came up from the basement and we got to work... We went to bed at 1:30 a.m.... We woke up at 5:30 a.m...
After A LOT of coffee, the morning was under way. Christopher woke up at 7 a.m. He had gone to bed two hours past his normal bed time, so it took a little coaxing from Gaga to get him up. He was barely awake when he walked into the living room. And then, after he got a good look at all the presents, it took about five seconds before he was wired and ready to get ripping.
|Carter gets a surprise greeting from Gaga.|
|What's going on down here?|
|Um, Carter, you're going the wrong way.|
|At least Lily knows the drill.|
|Dismantling of the stockings.|
|What is it?|
|It's the robot I asked Santa for!!!|
Dadda was waiting in the bedroom to take a picture of Christopher's face when he saw the Power Wheels. His face was priceless. He was in complete shock. For all of two seconds. Because before Dadda could snap the picture, Christopher had already turned around screaming to Gaga, "A Car! It's a Car! Just like on The Price is Right!"
|It's like The Price is Right!|
|This. Is. So cool.|
Unfortunately, we didn't read the directions until the night before and didn't realize that you had to charge the battery 18 hours before it could be used. So much for Santa bringing the gifts. We may need to make some adjustments to that schedule next year.
But it didn't matter, Christopher had a blast in his car anyway. In fact, I don't think that he understood that he would be able to actually drive it around. I think Christopher thought it was just for show. Later that night we let him drive it around the house since it was already dark outside. But the following day, it was on - Christopher was all over the backyard in his new Lightning McQueen.
|C1's newest pit crew member.|
|Whoa, he's fast!|
|Getting the hang of things.|