We had a small Christmas this year. It was just us, my mom, and the Williams (my sister, bro-in-law and nephew, Josiah.) We loved spending time together and watching the kiddos interact. Elodie was filled with pure joy for days as she opened up and played with all of her new goodies. Experiencing Christmas through a child’s eyes is so much more magical and exciting than I ever remember experiencing myself. I can only imagine that it will get better and better as she grows up!
Christmas started a few days before when presents arrived from Grandma & Grandpa. We couldn’t help but let her open (most) of them early.
Leap Pad from Grandma & Grandpa. Apparently these are a hot commodity among the kiddos. Lucky girl.
Elodie showing off a present.
Then, the Williams’ came into town & we enjoyed their company for a few days leading up to Christmas. I know my mom was so happy to have both her daughters, sons-in-law and grandbabies under one roof for several days!
These kids are hard to get still enough to take a picture of them together
Sweet baby Josiah, 8 months
He was loving our kitties
Aunt Ashley & Josiah
Uncle Chris, Josiah & Elodie. Chris is cutting fingernails.
In the middle of preparing for Christmas, we took the front off of Elodie’s crib to turn it into her “big girl bed”
Elodie in her big girl bed
Sleeping in her big girl bed. She looks so grown up
Santa came & went and we enjoyed Christmas morning together too.
Dora DVD, her fave 🙂
Aunt Allison & Josiah opening his first present
Trampoline! The “big” Santa present this year
A doll, stroller, crib & car seat from Gigi.
She was in heaven opening e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g, including all of my & Chris’s presents
New Minnie Mouse slippers
Helping Uncle Raef open Josiah’s present: a drum full of musical instruments
Pushing her baby around
Just checking it out..
She just can’t get enough of this thing
Merry Christmas to mommy
Elodie in her dress up dress with her matching doll.
And just for fun.. here are some videos we got. Notice Elodie is hanging out with her trampoline in both of them. I think Santa picked out a great gift for her this year.
This was one was hilarious. For some reason she used her “wand” to make the magic tissues jump around. This kept us entertained for far longer than it should have. Thanks for being a good sport, Uncle Raef, who invented this game.
We had a great holiday!
Thanks for everyone who sent love to us here in GA, both in cards & gifts! We love you and hope you all had a great Christmas as well!
I can’t believe it’s all over until next year. Here’s to a great 2013!