Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!!
I apologize for this being the first post in the month that is about to expire but as everyone knows, December is a very busy month for all. And of course with the passing of December comes another first for the babies, their first Christmas. I must say, having kids in the house made this Christmas special for all of us. The kids must not have been fully aware of Santa's late night visit because they actually slept in until 7:30 am (as opposed to 7:00 am) but once they did wake up and made their way downstairs, they both smiled when they saw what Santa had left for them. In the middle of the living room was a Red Ryder bb gun, to which I quickly told them, "you'll shoot your eye out!". Just kidding of course! In the middle of the living room was a Radio Flyer rocking horse- a big hit according to Conner. It is hard to convey just how spoiled the kids were this Christmas but to just give you a hint, Grandma and Grandpa Hatzis had to drive an SUV down to North Carolina just to fit all the presents in the car! A big thank you for all the great Christmas gifts. Luckily the weather was perfect today for us to take out one of the twin's big ticket items- their Radio Flyer wagon built just for two. After daddy put it together and mommy gave it a trial safety run, we took the wagon out to the park and played on the swings. Lizzie loves the swings!!! Conner, well, lets just say he was pretty much over the swings as soon as we put him in it. Its really amazing how much they have their own personalities already!
As I am writing this Chris is trying to teach Conner that hitting someone in the face is not allowed. It is hard to teach Conner this lesson though because he smiles and laughs as soon as you tell him "no" and though we try, we just can't resist that laugh. We are quickly realizing that these kids have us completely wrapped around their chubby little fingers and we are no longer the rulers of the house. The twins are receiving an abundance of love this week from both Grandma and Grandpa Hatzis and also Aunt Amy. And they are showing them all their new tricks, including clapping their hands, waving hello, and giving a high five. Well, this may end up being the last post of 2008. Hard to believe that this year is almost over but all good things must come to an end. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who has shared in this great year with us- we love all of you! I hope that 2009 is full of love, family, friendship, and laughter for all of you.
The Hatzis clan out for a walk
In our new wagon!