Monday, December 30, 2013

And Then We Had Christmas

Christmas Eve Night
We experienced a Christmas like no other this year.  Just days after bringing our new baby home, Christmas was upon us!  We kept with tradition by having chili and tamales at our house on Christmas Eve and by spending Christmas Day at Ma-Mas and Pa-Pa's house.  We had a sweet holiday, made even sweeter by the addition of one sweet baby!
We spent Christmas Eve day lounging around and caring for Baby Ellie.
We spent Christmas Eve night with Ma-Mas, Pa-Pa, Uncle Clint, and Libby and Bill.  Cooper and Penny each got to open a gift from Libby and Bill.

Santa visited us!
Santa left a bike and Legos for Cooper and lots of pink things and pigs for Penny.  She was happy with her doll stroller, pig clock and pig umbrella.  Both kids just couldn't stop playing with the Legos, Little Mermaid Duplos and the Christmas smash, the Castle Quest Thomas the Train set.
Ellie's first Christmas!  (She slept through most of it.)
Here she sleeps with the four gifts that Santa for each day of her life so far!
Asleep again at Ma-Mas' house.  The din of Graham/Kirk present opening didn't phase her.
Drive-by Christmas dinner.
The best part of the day?  Pa-Pa heated the pool!
As the kids have been begging to swim since October, swimming on Christmas was purely magical!
We are so grateful to have had such a wonderful Christmas, as we received the best gift of all, our Baby Ellie.  Season's Greetings and Happy New Year to all of our family and friends!

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