Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas Morning Spontaneity

Christmas was so much FUN this year!  Bean glowed all throughout the weeks going up to Christmas day.  "Mommy, is today Christmas time?"  was pretty much a daily question.  Christmas is never really one day in our family with all of the branches that we have, so Bean got a ton of different days of fun.

But for Christmas morning, we decided to do something unusual to mark the day.

Shaun picked up a pack of pink balloons at Target a week or two before and on Christmas Eve, we blew them up, (ok, Shaun and his parents did... I was too busy playing DDR... hehe).  And then we took all 20 of them and piled them into her room on the floor.

The next morning, over the monitor, I heard Bean exclaim, "Mom!  Mom?  MOMMY!  What ARE these things?"

The two of us walked in there and she said "HEY!  How...  how... how did these GET here?!"

Shaun asked her how she thought they got there and she said,

"I went to sleep... and... and then?  Then morning came and my eyes woke up and the balloons were EVERYWHERE!" 

We spent the next 40 minutes bouncing balloons in and out of her bed, off each other's head's, onto the floor, up in the air.  We had a total blast.  It was actually hard to convince her to leave the room for the presents in the living room.

I have to say, I married the most awesome guy in the world.  He often goes out of his way to make every day special for the girls in some small way.  It totally makes me smile.  He's great :)


  1. That's great! Way to make Christmas pink for your girlie girl :)

  2. sweet!

    we're going to have to steal that idea sometime and just do it for fun. :)

  3. that last picture is soooo good!!!

    ps: preggo pictures... I am SO excited for these! Hopefully more than with C-Rex?? Puhleeease?

  4. lexi has the most wonderful smile, she lights up the room. You have the best family. great memories you are creating! -Jan

  5. Boy that is one happy kid!! She is so adorable :-) ~Dana

  6. That looks like so much fun. I hope you and your family had a wonderful christmas and new year.

  7. How FUN! How does Shaun come up with these ideas. ~julie

  8. Yall are so great. I bet she'll remember that one!! She's beautiful.


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