We got to sleep in a little this morning (yay sleepy teen years!) before getting up and opening presents. The girls, as usual, pulled in quite a haul from Santa — I think St. Nick just saw all the snow in our neighborhood, said, “To heck with this,” and dumped the rest of his load down our chimney. The girls’ big present was a Wii game console, which Laurie bought over the summer, not being sure how scarce they would be at Christmas. The girls were with her when she bought it, but she wrapped it and made them wait six months to open the game. Cruel. Cruel, but fair. Jesse kept forgetting about the hidden game, but Katie would start singing “Wii wish you a merry Christmas” to remind her and Jesse would get all upset. Ahhh, the deep, lasting bonds of sisterhood I keep reading about in all those Oprah books….

So the pictures above show the girls feigning surprise and excitement when they opened the game. Kind of like the fake smiles in our family photos…

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