Our Christmas morning began with the most wonderful sounds of pure excitement from two very happy boys who awoke to presents galore, and Santa's Surprises! I remember being a child on Christmas morning, and thinking there couldn't possibly be anything better...until becoming a parent and getting to experience it through the eyes of my own children! Santa brought Jaden a Power Wing scooter (which Santa would tell you "she" did absolutely everything in her power to make sure that scooter would be under the tree Christmas morning, including 20+ phone calls and $100 in extra shipping fees!), a set of mini skateboards, and a Lego Chima set. Elijah got the orange "big boy" bike he requested, a Hot Wheel track, and a Lego set. They were thrilled that Santa knew just what they wanted!!
So you're probably wondering what was so EXTRAORDINARY about it all...well, after our Christmas morning/afternoon festivities, and a very non-traditional Christmas lunch, the boys and I (minus Sam) loaded a 15-passenger van, along with with my mom and dad, my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew, and my sister, brother-in-law, and two nieces (not to mention 5 car seats, 3 strollers, 30 kid's CD's and DVD's, 20 bags and suitcases, and 500 snacks and juice boxes) and began our adventure to enjoy the holiday at the most magical place on Earth...that's right, we were headed to DISNEYLAND!!! (The bummer part was Sam couldn't take the time off of work, so he didn't get to come with us ;( ).