Andy’s one rule: No waking ANYONE up before 7am
(Like this would have flown at HIS house when HE was 9!)

So, at 7:01am, Carter came FLYING in, hooting and hollering about Santa and jumping on the bed!

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Lights on!  Waking up!  Ready to go!

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… she wore HERSELF out by 7:10am!



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After all the commotion, the flying paper, and ohh’s and ahh’s, I got what I’ve always wanted: Christmas Kissey’s.  Merry Christmas!

Christmas Ebe: Let’s DO THIS!

I held them at bay for as long as possible!  We made our Santa Cookies, and as soon as Andy’s Holiday “Who-Ham” was done, it was game on!

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Expertly and lovingly making her Santa No-Bake Cookies

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Charlie’s gift to Carter: Pokemon cards, Amuara the Pokemon toy, and one-pound Hershey kiss
Carter’s gift to Charlie: BumbleBee Smasher toy, a Christmas “light up,” and M&Ms
Talk about knowing one another!!!

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Lifesaver muggin’s!  I love these guys!

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… I’m not sure who was more excited to unwrap Daddy’s WANT gift!

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STOCKINGS!  They may be my favorite!

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Santa’s goodies …

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And reindeer food!

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I tucked the kids in bed, and when I got back downstairs, it appears that Santa had already scarfed down his cookies!

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Rascal left us a note …

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… and she and Santa sent us on an adventure!

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“Follow the lights”

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They are gonna FREAK OUT in the morning!