Makes me sad to think that Christmas was over a week ago. Our winter break has been lovely and is going (as always) much too quickly. So before it ends, here’s our Christmas morning.
The girls were up at 7am and then.it.was.on. Our families were very thoughtful in their gift giving – Lily looooves her new Rapunzel dress.
Ava loved her new robe…
Both girls had asked Santa for very specific dolls – Lily wanted Fancy Nancy’s doll Marabelle and Ava wanted McKenna, the Girl of the Year “because she reads the same books that I do.” (Namely, Judy Moody and Charlotte’s Web.)
Santa decided that while although McKenna was great, in the long run Ava might appreciate having a doll that reads ALL the same type of books as Ava – so he brought her a Mini Ava doll. Ava read Santa’s note to her explaining the reasoning behind his gift and she agreed with him.
Lily was pretty pumped about her Marabelle.
And the aftermath…
More ribbon fun…
We ate some brunch, skyped with Uncle Josh, Aunt Liz, Lauren and Grandpa and Grandma Lehnert, and then spent the rest of the day enjoying our gifts and enjoying a slow-paced day – we didn’t eat our Christmas dinner (lasagna – hey, I went super low-key) until after Lily’s nap. I don’t know if we’ve had many of these kinds of Christmas’ and while we love family and missed them during this special day, it was kind of nice just to soak up the fun of the day at home.
And now we are into 2013. I still have some things on my to do list for break – including getting to Ava and Lily’s photo books from the past few years. Yes, YEARS. It’s been so nice being able to do what we want, when we want it. We will take down the tree in the next few days and that’s always a sad time, but it just gives us something to look forward to again in the coming year.