Torgesen Family Times

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Gosh, I feel so behind in my blogging.  Things have been busy, for sure.  Well, better late than never….



Sara helped pick out the tree, Alex was at Grandma Sandy’s and Papa Tebe’s making a present for Mom and Dad (a hand carved ice cream scoop) 


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Sara helping Dad put up the tree (without pants – that’s how she rolls sometimes!)


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We decorated with jingle bells, snowflakes and bead candy canes again this year – a hit with the jingle bells.


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We had a reindeer visit us for a little bit

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And the big morning – Alex was SO excited.  He woke us up ~ 7:10 AM and I had to go get the camera set up before he could come downstairs.  He saw the unwrapped Santa presents and went right for something that was “iPad” shaped thinking that he was getting one. 


Sorry kid, no go. 


It was glow in the dark stars for his bedroom ceiling.  But, can’t blame a kid for wishing….


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Next on to the biggest box – a globe.  Has been a huge hit!

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Sara even “got” unwrapping the presents and after a little help starting unwrapping – she could rip into them like a pro. 

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One of Alex’s favorite gifts was the whole Toy Story crew (like the movie).  Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and Bullseye.  And they talk when you pull their string!

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Officially Woody and Buzz are Alex’s and Jessie and Bullseye are Sara’s, but they have been doing OK at sharing.  Not perfect, but OK.  We’ve had a lot of “yahoo”s and “ye-ha”s at our house lately! 

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Sara got a new “big kid” helmet for riding this year!Christmas 2011-41 blog

And Santa delivered, not a blue batman scooter like requested, but a blue razor scooter (like Mickey’s that we borrowed when we were in San Diego).  This kid is a master scooter rider! 

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Not only a scooter, but a “real” BIG KID skate board too – I wonder who the kid here is….


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We had family over for Christmas dinner and Grandma Sandy and Sara were busy making the salad with pomegranate seeds, she was eating them up!


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Papa Tebe and Alex were busy drawing dinosaurs – a BIG hit! 



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Sara liked her drawing pad and pencil too!

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Grandpa Dave was asking Alex to explain what “Angry Birds” is.  Alex was good at explaining his strategy.  When Alex was first learning about this game, he would ask Grandma Connie and Lance what their “strategy” was – what a big word!

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All in all – a very good Christmas.