Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Our Japanese Christmas

Christmas Morning!
The kids actually slept from 8pm until 7:30am-ish! I was pretty happy about that.  
Santa Claus really spoiled everyone in our home this year.

Kelsie got a Barbie doll and a Ken (actually "Ryan", a fashionista doll) among a few other things.  She was pretty excited.  She's been needing a boy doll to join the bunch for a while.

Logan got an awesome remote control car!  His dad was a little jealous because its a Subaru WRX.  Now Logan owns the only WRX in our family.

Avri really liked the paper!  But I think she ended up liking her new lion rattle most of all.

Kurt got this awesome wig and I got a scarf to keep me warm.

 Now onto the rest of the presents!

Avri's "big" present was a new activity table.  We had a great one that Logan and Kelsie both played with and it died the week before Christmas just as Avri was starting to enjoy it.  Since it was purchased here in Japan all of the words and settings are in English and Japanese.  It's pretty fun.

 Grandma & Grandpa Keyser got Logan a Lego Star Wars set that he obviously loved!

Kurt's "big" present was a new camera or at least a new camera box.  He's been enjoying the camera for well over a month now.  It's a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.  His last camera died after our very last family picture in October.

Kelsie's new BYU sock monkey from Grandma Smith!  She was excited to add it to her backpack.

Logan's "big" present was a huge Dino Lego Set.

Fun book Kurt received from Noah & Anissa.

Avri looking cute and playing with Sophie the Giraffe from Grandma Smith.

Kelsie's new Merida dress.  Our little girl LOVES playing dress up.

Kelsie's other favorite present was a digital camera.  She's become quite the photographer. lol  We'll have to post some of her pictures.

My "big" present was an electric bike from Kurt complete with the front and back seat.  It's the Bridgestone Angelino Petite Posh and has a top speed of 30km per hour.  It's pretty much our family car.  I look forward to getting Kelsie to school faster next year and Kurt is excited to explore more places as a family.

After getting showered and dressed for the day, we took the bikes for a spin and let the kids play at the park for a little bit.

Once home we finished cooking and enjoyed our dinner - roast beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, salad, rolls, olives, cranberry sauce and sparkling cider.

 I was planning on making some pies and other goodies, but our friends the Clarks invited us over for a festive evening.  We sang Christmas carols, ate some yummy food, and enjoyed each others company.  We missed seeing our families, but it was a great Christmas with just our little family.  

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