Ready for Christmas picture overload? OK, here we go!
Our niece Eliza came over to play on Christmas Eve.
In case it’s not obvious, these girls have a blast together.
Jason was so awesome and made my family’s traditional Christmas Eve Swedish meatballs while Ginger and I chased the little girls around the house and visited before the rest of the family got there.
These two can empty a toy box in less than a minute.
After the house got quiet, it was time for this mama to pack up the stockings.
This one is for Lucy:
For Jason (not pictured: pack of underwear. You’re welcome.)
For Alianna. She’s an awesome gift receiver. Equally excited about the socks and the owl stickers.
For me; yes I stuff a stocking for myself. (not pictured: pack of underwear. You’re welcome.)
On Christmas morning I woke up around 9 but Jason and Ali slept until closer to 10. I made a little treat for Ali and I and she learned a new word: cocoa.
Round 1: stockings and Ali’s presents from Mom and Dad.
In addition to the stocking littles, Ali gets three gifts from us. (Side note: Jason and I gave each other a house for Christmas. And I recently got a new camera and he got a new computer; both for our work. Merry Christmas to each other!)
Good morning! It’s Christmas!
Something to play with: Mind of My Own by Frances England.
Something to Read: The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
Something to Wear: “seaspray” Converse low tops
New car from Grandma and Grandpa
Yogurt as a finger food?
We got to FaceTime with my brother’s family in PA. My parents were there for Christmas. My sister’s family was driving there at the time so we didn’t get to see them.
Eli got a tractor!
Jason got some egg poachers in his stocking we he tried them out for our breakfast.
After morning nap she had a bath and got all dressed up for the rest of Christmas day.
Sometimes “Where’s Ali?” is the only way I can get her to turn towards the camera but this is the facial response I get.
Round 2 of opening presents. She got some great stuff from her aunts and uncles (my siblings in PA).
This Leap Frog Phonics toy seemed to be Ali’s favorite of the day.
Hmm, I might be realizing where Ali gets her “Ooooh!” face from.
Jason’s parents, brother, sister-in-law and niece spent the afternoon and evening with us. There were lots more presents, little girls running around playing with new toys, and a delicious dinner of ham, chicken, brussel sprouts, roasted beets, macaroni and cheese, rolls, berry delight, pumpkin pie…mmmm…I’m getting hungry again. I didn’t take many pictures during all that fun but after dinner I took these.
My handsome husband:
Ali checking out one of her new shirts.
The FP Little People airplane was a big hit.
Daniel and Ginger
Daniel, Ginger and Eliza
Papa showing Ali how to use Nana’s Nook
Tongue out in concentration? That’s new!
Jason’s parents: Papa and Nana
We had a wonderful Christmas. I hope you did too!