Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Morning

laura phone

Christmas Eve as we were wrapping presents and such, Matt said, "I do have something for Laura's stocking." He had gotten me an iPhone 4 (Kaboom! It was the goal of his last minute trip to the mall), so he inherited my old iphone, and Laura stood to inherit his very basic phone. Trickle down phone economics. He had set it up for her as a pay-as-you-go phone, but with unlimited texting. She has twenty bucks worth of talking and then she can spend her own money on it.  He told her it would be for emergencies and to talk to family and her few friends with phones. It is fair to say that she was absolutely beside herself.

She and I were both surprised, because she's asked for a phone before and I told her that was something for the indefinite future.  It was very fun to see how much pleasure it gave her, and we have done a fair amount of texting between floors of the house. She texted me to say goodnight on Christmas night.

And Hank was not left out.

hank unwrapping

hank unwrapping 3

hank with scooter

And Santa saw fit to bring these children a trampoline.  He left it covered with a Christmas tablecloth because trying to get the crap Target wrapping paper (premium my ass!) to cover those boxes was not something that Santa could do.  But when Laura uncovered the boxes and saw what they were, she busted out into an impromptu dance.

laura trampoline dance

More pics of Christmas morning are here, in case you didn't see enough of this scene at your own house.  Then, THEN, it snowed Christmas day, and we stayed put and watched it fall.  It was a beautiful time and Laura opined that it was the best Christmas ever.

I hope yours was too.

Oh, so Matt got me the new iphone and also a sewing machine that I'd had in my cart on Amazon for a long time.  Then he remarked that the sewing machine was the gift for the person I wanted to be and the phone was the gift for the person I actually am.  Zing!  See if I sew HIM a new suit of playclothes from the curtains.


Elizabeth said...

Oh, merry Christmas! I love your post and hope your holiday week is wonderful. Your kids are so adorable and joyful --

Veronica said...

Ha! He totally isn't getting any playclothes. What else are you going to sew?

Kelly said...

Can't wait to come jump on the trampoline!!! Yay!!! I am pretty sure the adults will have just as much fun with that gift as Hank and Laura will ;) hahaha

Maggie said...

Becky, Laura is your spittin'image!! What a doll.

Rebekah said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. We're at Ardians and just saw Betty. I'm glad you all had the Best Christmas Ever. We're enjoying ourselves on the mtn. Sloan went back to SC yesterday. Enjoy the texting!

Star said...

Marvelous post, thank you so much for sharing your family's Christmas day.

jo said...

I dare you to make those play clothes!

Sjn said...

I don't claim to be an expert, but... I can help you with a sewing lesson if you need it. Just let Kelly know and we can visit.
Laura's smile is precious!
Merry Christmas!

Jenni said...

Oh my god, that dance THAT DANCE! She is so your daughter. I love it.

Hank? Adorbs. Seriously. You are gonna be in big trouble ten years from now.

Matt? Equally adorbs. I'm the same way though. I so want to be the woman with the amazing sweater that I knitted myself, so that when people say, "LOVE the sweater," I can say, "Thanks, I kitted it myself" and be all obnoxious about what a great person I am because I make my own clothes. Instead, I have bagfuls of yarn and knitting needles and knitting books that I had to hide in my closet to keep them from taunting me.

Amy said...

Matt is an insightful dude. That said, I want a sewing machine too!!

Those are great pics, and Laura is so cute about getting a phone. Wish we were there to jump on the trampoline, too!

gretchen said...

I agree with Jenni, Laura's dance is totally you!

Jude too got a Razor scooter from Santa, a rather showy one with wheels that sparkle when they roll, and a brake that sends up a spray of sparks!

KathyS said...

I have a sewing machine that I received as a Christmas present ... oh, 4 or 5 years ago. I have never used it.

But your daughter's dance brings me great joy!

KathyS said...

I have a sewing machine that I received as a Christmas present ... oh, 4 or 5 years ago. I have never used it.

But your daughter's dance brings me great joy!