We also set out carrots for the reindeer (as promised in the letter) - but Fat Santa ate one of them and left the nub on the plate - the girls didn't seem to find that as amusing as we did and wondered which reindeer got left out!
Ainsley was so so sweet. She opened her Care Bear and said, "thank you so much sissy, i wanted my own care bear, thank you!" She opened her Leapster and said, "thank you so much, i wanted my very own Leapster, thank you!" She said the same thing for 1 other thing although I can't remember what it was right now. She had a great time.
To make the day even more perfect for my type-A personality - Stan took care of Anders while I cleaned and organized. THEN we reorged the girls room. Stacked bunk beds and set up the Fancy Nancy lamp Santa brought. The lamp is in the corner of the pic. This deserves honerable mention because I am proud to say that my husband finally understands the virtue of buying something because it's a good price, even when you don't need it! I'm so proud and it only took 14 years (sniff, sniff). Btw, if anyone needs a light for their house, we have several purchased from a shi shi light store here in big D.
And LAST, but not least, perched from a spot of perfection, watching all the Christmas Day happenings was my most favorite gift I have received in the last 10 years. Thank you Grandaddy, THANK YOU!! It was beautiful. If YOU do not know what Electric Sex in the Window is, SHAME ON YOU. You go right now and rent A Christmas Story.