Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Magic

I normally look forward to my kids getting older. I like to watch them grow and learn new things. And the infant/ toddler/ preschooler phases are just not my strong points as a mother. (At least I don't imagine them to be, I haven't experienced anything else yet.) I do have incredible amounts of fun with my small crazies, but I think I'll be a much better mother to older kids. I've never had that feeling that I just don't want them to change until yesterday. Everything about Christmas was so magical to them. They were just so stinkin' cute all day. It just doesn't even occur to them to question any of the magic of Christmas. It was the most fun we've ever had. So yesterday, for the first time, I didn't want life to change. Not one bit. I wish everyday could be yesterday.

I was having a hard time choosing which pictures to post. So I included way too many. I don't expect you to look at all of them. But I figured Grandparents will enjoy them.

Christmas Eve:

We were having a Family Home Evening Nativity lesson and Reid decided they should dress like shepherds.

First thing on Christmas morning:

My boys are usually such early risers, but on Christmas they couldn't seem to get up. Spencer finally couldn't handle it and we had to wake the crazies.

I told Parker to show me how excited he was.

Reid has morning hair like I do. He looks more tired than excited.

Christmas Superheros:

The hit present for Parker...he didn't take it off all day.

Notice the mountain of sugar on his peaches? He did that himself.

Opening Presents:

Tent From Grandma Benson:

You'll notice Chief loved this present too.

One of my favorite pictures of the day...Parker is sitting on a present inside a present while wearing a present and holding a present.

The boys insisted on napping in their new tent. Parker's in there, just hidden.

New Christmas Clothes:


Lauri said...

Thank you thank you for posting so many pictures. It's fun to see the kiddos throughout the day. It sounds like your day was fun and I loved that we could talk to you via computer and actually see you when we spoke. Grandpa Stowell would be amazed!

Our day was fun too. We had a leisurely morning, went to the movies in the afternoon, ate a delicous prime rib dinner, played games, and watched another movie.

By the way, don't be too anxious to have your boys grow up. It only gets harder as they get older and there's no more magic!

utmomof5 said...

I know what you mean about the kids growing up. Now that I have older ones I think I am a better mom with older kids. DOn't wish away those times though, the go way tooooo fast!!!

Looks like a great day at your house. Glad you took a lot of pictures so you will never forget


DKALC2007 said...

Love the pics- glad your Christmas was wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

how cute and adorable your kids are!! I'm glad I 'stopped' by... I enjoyed reading your blog. My boys are 7, 9, 12 & 14! boy (no pun intended), do I miss those days... although I have to admit, other people doing dishes and taking garbage out is certainly a plus to them growing up ;)

- katie

Anonymous said...

... but for my boys the capes were just another reason to get their pictures taken, ha, they are way too into themselves! Confidence is a good thing... I guess ;)

Cynthia said...

Christmas really is magical when all the kids are big believers. You still have a few more years of magic left. Enjoy them all. When they get older, you'll just be more creative about celebrating. Brady is 19 and he and Melanie spent all day playing with their remote control helicopters!
We had a puzzle going, movies playing. It's just a different kind of fun (no superhero capes).

rachel said...

I love love love it. Can't wait to be a mom sometimes.

SHIRLEY'S said...

WOW looks like a GRRRREAT Christmas for the Smith family... you are such a cute mom Katie!

I love all the pictures you posted! I will be posting as soon as i get back to CO, and the foot of snow that will be waiting for us!

Autumn said...

I love the slew of pictures. SO fun!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Cute pics!!!! You look like you have lost weight!!!! Super cute super hero costumes!

Pedersens said...

LOVE all the pictures that you posted! Looks like the Smith family had a GREAT Christmas! Your boys are too cute & I too love the super hero costumes.

jeanine said...

Love the super hero costumes... your boys are just too cute!