Another Christmas is in the books and I am loving how magical Christmas is with little ones. Sophia was so excited and opened presents in record time. Emma enjoyed her first Christmas and just soaked it all in.
On Christmas Eve the girls and I opened our matching pajamas and new Christmas book while Dave was at work.
We left cookies for Santa (and ate some too!) before heading up to bed.
Sophia woke up early and we snuck down to check out the presents under the tree. Once Emma and Dave were awake we all headed downstairs together.
Sophia was thrilled with everything she opened, but my favorite reaction was when she opened a hershey kiss candy cane. She had seen one in the store earlier in the month and was so happy to get it!
Emma wanted to check it out too.
We opened about half of the presents and then ate breakfast. We had ham and cheese quiche, yogurt berry parfaits, sausage balls, and bacon. Oh, and peanut butter cookies make good breakfast food too.
While Dave and Emma took a nap, Sophia and I broke in all of the new toys and then made pancakes for lunch. Sophia really wanted "christmas tree" pancakes. We will pretend that mine turned out as impressive as my inspiration.
|Mine were not quite as pretty as these.|
Favorite gifts for Sophia were her Merida dress along with a bow and arrow (and every toy that Emma got).
Emma enjoyed the wrapping paper along with flashlights and a new toothbrush. She may not have any teeth yet, but it is easy to carry and chew on. Santa brought her a vtech walker that she likes to play with, but hates to stand behind. Anytime you try to get to her to stand with it, she pulls her feet up and refuses to stand. This picture was taken just before she realized that it moved.
We lounged in our pajamas all day and dined on carnitas for dinner. Once the girls were in bed, Dave and I both fell asleep watching a movie. A simple Christmas, but pretty perfect. The only thing missing was our extended family.