Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day: Part 1

 I had to break this post up.  I just had to.  Christmas was such a wonderful day and we celebrated from the moment we woke up until way past our bedtime.  Therefore, there are a bagillion pictures that I want to share and I can't possibly do it all at once.  So, without further ado, Christmas Morning...

'The Boy' creeped into our room on Christmas morning and asked to climb in our bed to watch cartoons.  That's right...we have the kid who forgot about Santa coming.  We didn't say anything for awhile and were able to get showers and make ourselves somewhat presentable for the camera.  We soon reminded him that Santa had come and he was so excited to come down and see his presents.  'The Hubs' had a hard time keeping 'The Boy' upstairs so I could take pictures and make coffee. 

 Here they come...

 He was so excited!

 Santa set up a new train track under the tree and 'The Boy' played with it for a bit before tearing into his other presents.

 Not such a great picture of 'Munchkin' in front of her new Laugh and Learn Playhouse.

 'The Hubs' read Santa's letter to the kids.  'Munchkin' just wanted it in her mouth.

Present time...

He got his Shake-Shake Bridge.  Thanks, Santa. 

 She really loved eating the wrapping paper.

 The kids got me a Lisa Leonard Mommy necklace.  It was, by far, my favorite gift.

Gigi, Pop, and Uncle Michael came to the house around 1030 and we still hadn't finished opening all of our presents.  They added to the pile.

 I mean really, can we say spoiled?

  This year was the first that we hosted Christmas.  I wanted the kids to have Christmas in their home and not have to leave all of their new toys.  I also knew how much stuff they'd be getting and no way was I lugging it all home.  It was a lot of work but I loved every second of it.  We took a break from unwrapping and had a nice brunch as soon as my family arrived.

 I set up a little coffee bar.

 This is what happens when you let your kid help with the gingerbread house. 

 Hot chocolate and peppermint whip cream.

 Always have to have a bowl of mandarin oranges.

 The spread

Our place settings, complete with the traditional Whitman's sampler.  Thanks, Mom.

We had a lovely brunch and then it was on to more present time...

1 comment:

Kati said...

hooray for the mommy necklace!! :)