Poppy displaying one of her favorite gifts from Santa - a tin of Curious George card games. Here's the story behind this present - Marc took her to the toy store in our neighborhood at least a month ago, if not longer. She looked all around the store and declared that she had to have these "george cards" for Christmas, and she picked out a pack of 4 gertie balls for Sam. When she wrote her letter to Santa, those were the only 2 things she asked for. Every time we went to see Santa over the past month, she only asked for those 2 things. Any time anyone asked her what she wanted for Christmas - "george games and balls for Sam". So of course I waited until the very last minute to actually go to the store to get these 2 items, and of course they were sold out of both of them. Marc actually had tears in his eyes when I told him. He decided that
Santa just couldn't let her down and luckily good ol' Amazon with express shipping came through for us and both gifts were delivered on Christmas eve and everyone lived happily ever after. (and as it turns out, she really does love playing the george card games and Sam really loves his gertie ball)
And this vintage re-make Fisher Price piano that Santa brought for Sam turned out to be Poppy's favorite part of Christmas. Both of them LOVE that thing.
This wooden duck rattle was at the top of Sam's favorite things list.
And this was the scene at the last party we were all at on the day after Christmas, right after each kid happily received a pillow pet. Love this picture!
And be warned - Marc got a flip video camera from Santa, so expect to see a ton of videos from now on!