Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

And so we make it to Christmas.

After we got back from Mexico, we jumped right into the holidays which was really so much fun. 

The girls loved looking at the tree and picking out which ornaments were their favorites. 
We made LOTS of Christmas cookies.
Avery walked around for a good month singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." 
They proudly wore "I heart Santa" jammies as many times as they could.
We sang Christmas carols.
The girls loved putting on their fancy Christmas dresses for church.
Avery wrote a letter to Santa.... so cute.
It was such a great time to be together.

On Christmas morning, the girl crawled into bed with us.  We talked about how excited we were for the day.  Then I asked Avery to go and turn the Christmas tree lights on... and then we heard a huge gasp, followed by screaming, "MOM, DAD... GET OUT HERE!  GET OUT HERE!  THERE'S PRESENTS!!!!"  It made us both just laugh and smile.

And when Santa walked in our front door on Christmas morning... well, let's just say that it doesn't get much better than that.

The girls put out carrots for Santa's reindeer, cookies & milk for Santa, and Avery wrote him a letter.  It read, "To Santa.  Love, Avery.  HO HO HO.  Thank you.  I am leaving Christmas cookies for you."

"Girls!  Look out the window!  Who is that!?!?!"

After opening all the gifts, Avery enjoyed playing with her Cinderella figurines.  Later, this is what I found.  Our Nativity looked a bit different.  'm not sure the Fairy Godmother was there when Jesus was born. :)

Sporting their new Christmas digs

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1 comment:

matt & sarah said...

Love it- our nativity was always full of Storm Troopers growing up.