It IS Friday, right? I’ve been in vacation mode and am losing track of my days! #thisisnotabadthing
I took a longer blogging vacation than anticipated, mainly because we’ve been super busy and I’m just too tuckered out at night, but also because I’ve not been feeling the greatest. It’s Thursday night as I’m typing this, and it’s the first time I’ve even loaded or looked at the Christmas pictures on my computer! Honestly, I’m still a little tired and feeling overwhelmed with all the pictures, so I’m going to divide it into two posts.
Here’s a little look at all the festivities in the days leading up to Christmas Eve.
The Thursday before Christmas, I took the girls down to my parents’ house to hang out for the afternoon and go to Fantasyland with the fam. Before we left, though, Emily had fun playing in with the baby in the mirror.
I purposely staged this picture of Emily in front of my parents’ tree because I knew I had a similar one of LuLu from her first Christmas.
And here’s the comparison pic! I love my little ladies . . . but where was Lucy’s neck??
We arrived at Fantasyland a little early. There was a line to get in, but it was super cold, and I didn’t want to stand outside with the girls, so we waited in the car.
And as soon as we got inside, I ran into my friend Bridget!
It’s not easy trying to wear one baby and hold the other, especially when both of you are wearing slippery coats!
My sweet Emmy Roses!
Someone partied too hard at Fantasyland!
The next morning, Lucy woke up in time to see Matty off to his last day of work before being home for ELEVEN DAYS!! #happymama
We knew Daddy would be coming home early, and we passed the time by making some Hershey Kiss pretzel treats.
This is the reason why Santa is bringing Lucy her own baby high chair!
We kicked off vacation by having the girls exchange the gifts that they picked out for one another.
Lucy picked out this LOUD musical monkey toy for Emily. My picture of Lucy didn’t turn out, but Emily so lovingly picked out the cutest Melissa and Doug birthday cake set because Lucy loves having birthday parties for her stuffies. #whatathoughtfulbabysister
Matty and I must have been excited for vacation, because on Saturday morning we were both up earlier than on a normal work day! Emily woke up before Lucy, and we hunkered back down in bed with her to watch TV . . . because that’s what you do on vacation mornings!
Brian, Sarah, Tommy, and Baby Eleanor got in to town late Friday night, and Brian and Rita brought the kiddos over for a visit Saturday morning.
After they all left, we had a few hours for the girls to nap/rest up before heading to Matt’s dad’s house for our first of three Christmas parties!
Lucy immediately made a friend at Grandpa Gary’s house.
Who needs presents when there’s wrapping paper?!
It got a little roasty in the house, so I took Emily’s sweatshirt off. Look at those arms!
Can you really expect anything better than this when you’re trying to figure out a cell phone timer and there are kiddos involved??
We stayed just a little too long at Grandpa Gary’s and had to load some fussy girls into the car and drive home just in time for bath and bed. The next day was Christmas Eve, and we hosted Rita, Sarah, Brian, and all the kiddos . . . all day long! It was crazy but so fun.
Stay tuned for pictures from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!