Friday, December 26, 2008

My Ty

Christmas time is always a little hectic, but thanks to our children we take a step back and realize what is really important. All they have to do is say one little thing to make you stop and think. Ty has been so excited about Christmas this year and we always use the "if your not good Santa won't come" way too much. He really has been a good help and is so good to his little brother and sister. So get to the point already HUH!
OK - Christmas Morning Ty came upstairs and told us that Santa had been here and he brought lots of toy. Well, Kelly looks at the clock and it is 2:00am. I don't know about you, but I had been asleep maybe an hour and a half. I told him to go back to bed because Santa doesn't want us to open presents this early. So he goes back down to bed and sets his alarm. Now 7:30 comes around and his alarm goes off. I hear him shut it off and run up the stairs as fast as he can. Kelly was out feeding the animals so I told him to just sit by me until he got back in and then he could go wake up the kids. He could not sit still. I asked if he was excited and he started rattling off all the toys he saw and told me he was so excited. I was excited for him. Then he said "Mom, when I woke up earlier I went in and saw the toys and I got so excited that I wanted to cry. Wait mom I did cry a little bit." His voice started to get a little higher pitched and his hands were clenched together trying to hold in his excitement. " I can't wait mom I am so excited." You could just feel it in his body how excited he was. I am sitting here laughing inside because I can still see the look on his face.
That's when you stop and realize it is about the feelings and the emotions and your kids and your family. Can you remember how you felt when you were a kid? How excited you got and that feeling your stomach was just going to jump out of your body.
I am thankful for Ty for making me realize that It doesn't have to be perfect it just has to be fun and exciting and memorable. The house gets trashed on Christmas day anyway!!
I hope you all had a memorable Christmas!

Here are a couple pictures I took at Ty's class Party.
Keep watching for Santa Pictures!

Gingerbread Houses - what a fun idea!

Ty Helping Rylee Play BINGO


Greg Becky said...

So cute! Can't wait to see you guys!

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Unknown said...

I remember that feeling. I miss it!! I'm too exhausted now to feel it. lol Too cute!

Lundberg Family said...

My kids woke up at 4:30 and were ready to go. Craig said they had to wait til 5. I was not impressed. He replied "It's Christmas" so i rolled out of bed at 5:01 to start out day. I think I am going to start a new rule...can't come in our room until 6 at least! Hope you had a great Christmas!