Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

What a wonderful and blessed Chritsmas it was!

We began celebrating on the 23rd with Christopher's family. Chris's grandparents were visiting from Texas and got to meet Abigail for the first time! We had a yummy spaghetti dinner then opened presents.

Waiting for the festivities to start...

Great-grandma Patti

Great-grandpa Richard

I think spaghetti is one of her favorite meals!

Auntie Sarah can always make her smile!

Bella and Audrey loved their play kitchen

Abigail was kind of in the middle of all the mess. She would be sitting up one minute, rolling around in wrapping paper the next (trying to eat it, of course!)

Audrey's favorite gift was the Lala Loopsy Clubhouse, but she was bummed about having to share it with Bella. That's life, kid!

Fast forward to Christmas morning at our house with my family...

Seeing presents for the first time.

After all the presents were put out on Christmas Eve, I snuck into Audrey's room and tied her stocking to her crib. Wouldn't you know it, she woke up in the middle of the night wanting milk and when I returned, she had taken out her toys :) The look on her face was priceless as I told her that Santa brought it. Luckily she went back to sleep and even after she woke up in the morning, the toys kept her busy!

Checking out the milk, cookies, and note that Santa left

Abby watched all the action from her highchair. She was thrilled when Uncle Scott brought her a gift!

Pausing to watch A Christmas Story (it stays on all day and night at our house!)

She stopped unwrapping gifts and just read for the longest time as her presents were getting piled up!

After all the gifts were opened, Abigail took a nap and we got ready to go to Mom Maw's house for more celebrating!

Second time meeting cousin Ansley!

Audrey loved watching cousin Nina rock the karaoke!

We ate and opened presents and had the best time. We missed Uncle Ryan and Auntie M, though!

It was a long drive home and we were so tired! The girls went straight to bed. Hard to believe that it's all over. I love Christmastime so much! Next year we'll have a 4 year old and a 20-month old! They'll both be running around and squealing and I'm sure it will be even more crazy. Can't wait!

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