The girls gave us a great Christmas present and slept until 9am! I could not have imagined what would have occurred in the morning. It truly was MAGICAL. Christmas as a parent has a whole new meaning. This was the girls 3rd Christmas, but really the first one that where they knew what was going on.
Daddy got the girls ready and I was downstairs with the video camera. It was going well until we mentioned Santa. See Lily is fine with saying Santa and seeing pictures of Santa, but the idea that Santa was downstairs was a bit too much for her. She did not want to come downstairs. We tried telling her that was was not there, that he left her some stuff, but she was not having anything to do with that. So daddy had to carry her down the stairs. Once Emma got a view of the downstairs she kept saying "toys toys" in the cutest little British accent ever. I'm glad we got it on video.
The girls loved their shopping carts and drove them around the house all morning. They also got to have some of the traditional cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Lily did not like hers, hopefully next year :-)
We had a full day ahead of us. Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Steve, Aunt Nita and Trace were all coming over to celebrate Christmas. While we were waiting for everyone to arrive we had a apple snack and played tickle monster with Uncle Steve!
Uncle Steve went to Austria over the summer and brought the girls some traditional Austrian dresses, they are amazing.
We then moved on to the mountain of presents from Santa.
Lunch/Dinner was great, grandma did all the food since we got back to late.
After dinner the girls did a mini fashion show with their dresses from Uncle Steve.
It was such a great day. It is so nice to spend the holidays with family. We all went to bed early....it was a very fun and exhausting several days. Merry Christmas!