Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas Eve! Here at the Kreil house we are all about fabulous traditions, so last night we had dinner with the Young's and then loaded Maddox and Jaxon up for their second annual trip to Santa's lap.

In case you missed it, here is last year's picture with Santa. Let me just tell you that while our children were screaming with agonizing anxiety, Becky and I were in fits of hysteric laughter. We could hardly hold our cameras still to get a clear shot.

And here is a series of this year's photos. I just love Maddox's face as he eyeballs Jaxon, thinking, "What has gotten into you?!" Then he looks back to the parents (laughing hysterically again) thinking, "Are you gettin' a load of this guy?"

At least Santa was a good sport about the whole thing.

Back at home, Maddox and Jaxon exchanged Christmas gifts. In this video, you'll see Jaxon tearing into his gift with adequate toddler excitement. And you'll see tidy little Maddox channelling his OCD side. Christmas is going to be a long day.


The Leslie Clan said...

Isaiah's gonna LOVE that there is hope for him to have an OCD kid just like he is!! I hope you know this means your next will be an absolute MESS! Hehe. I can't wait to see that!

Also, did you notice that it's the exact same Santa Claus both years?? How cool!

Momma said...

I love this!! Times like this make you wonder why you ever taught them to be tidy. Don't worry, this too shall pass! We so wish that we could have all been together.

The Doerr Four said...

Hilarious again. I love your posts. That video IS priceless. Hope you guys had a great holiday. Let's get together again soon.