Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Morning 2007!!

The kids went to bed really late on Christmas eve but decided to wake up very early on Christmas morning. They went downstairs and came running back up announcing Santa had come. We told them to wait in the family room (where the presents were not) for us to come down and then we would begin. We came down quickly and the boys proceeded to open their stockings. They so enjoyed opening every little thing. We do not go crazy on Christmas. They get a couple gifts-- typically one big gift and a few small ones-- and then a the gifts from Santa. We try to keep Christmas in perspective and to focus on the reason for the season as opposed to gifts. Anyway, the boys opened their stockings and a few gifts.

Mia also opened her gift including a Cabbage Patch Doll that I have been trying to give Mia for 2 years. I think she is almost old enough so we got it out of the closet, dusted it off and gave it this Christmas. She seemed to like it although she may be a tiny but young but give her a few months and I think she will be perfect.

The boys opened their helmets and realized something was going on so we quickly usurer them outside to see their big gift-- A gas powered scooter!! They were sooooo excited and surprised since they were not expecting it.

Mia enjoyed the scooter also.

At about 10am we went to Kevin's parents home and opened our Bock family gifts together. We had a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed opening our family gifts from our exchange. Mia was still feeling really sick and needed to be in the Ergo again so keep from falling apart. She did fine in the ergo and we were able to have a wonderful Bock family Christmas morning-- a tradition we have been doing for many years.
After our time at Grandma and Grandpa Bock's we went home and started cooking for the big Christmas dinner at my parents home. Those pictures will be coming very quickly as well as a few from our time going to THE ROCKETS at the Orange County Performing Arts Center last night. I will post those pics in a few. We are also heading out to Dumont Dunes tomorrow morning until Jan 1, 08. So I will make sure to post those pics before we take off tomorrow.


  1. Love the pictures...
    Sounds like the boys were really excited about their new wheels....
    Love the cabbage patch doll..
    Can't wait to see more pictures..
    You guys are really busy...
    Have fun and be careful and the dones...
    Hugs to you all

  2. Yay!! Successful presents:) I have that cabbage patch doll, too. It was one of the first things I bought when we were paper chasing. My youngest son wanted to play with it, so we took it out of the box & he drug it around for a few days. Now it is in a box:) Waiting for the day when our Mya comes home!!!

  3. Looks like a great Christmas. I hope everyone is feeling better. Love the Christmas card - it is adorable.

  4. Sounds like you guys had a very nice Christmas. I have that Cabbage patch doll put away too... waiting for my little one some day. Love Mia's little red pinafore in the previous post... too cute! Have a great time on your little trip... have a wonderful new year!

  5. Hi Christy!
    I found you from Kim's blog! Diana here from the October LID group! So fun to see Mia! She is a doll!!!
    I ordered Ruby that "ruby" pinafore. I haven't received it yet but I am excited to see her in it too!
    Blessings for a wonderful 2008 with your family!

  6. It looks like a wonderful time, Christy! I love Mia's smock/pinafore---super sweet!

    You're family seems to be so close---I love seeing everyone in your pictures

  7. looks liike everyone was so happy. So sorry Mia felt so bad. Hope she does good on the trip.
    Love her Christmas eve photos.

  8. Looks like a great Christmas. Thanks for the Christmas card and letter!! I know everyone will do great when Dad goes back to work. Have a great weekend.

  9. WOW! What a fun Christmas. You did a great job on all the pics, I kind of bombed in the picture department, and I dont even have a toddler in the house :)

  10. Wow, how exciting that the boys got a cool scooter, and that they weren't even expecting it. That's so fun at Christmas! Mia is going to love her doll. You are going to have so much fun with all the "girly" things. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics.

  11. I just recently found your blog and I must say you guys seem like such a fun bunch, I can't wait to see whats next! We just got our LID in September so i'm pretty new the blogger world. Well, anyway I'm glad you guys had a great Christmas!

  12. I received your Christmas card today. Wow, what a year you guys have had. Such incredible sorrows, but the joy of Mia as well. You have a beautiful family. I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

  13. Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

  14. The pics are just awesome! Love her jammies. They look like Hannah's just a different color. Enjoy the rest of the holidays and Happy new year!

  15. Looks like you all had a GREAT Christmas!

  16. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year to ya!!