All 10 days of it! . . . or so it seems.
We decided to spread things out a bit this year and gave the girls a gift or two each day leading up to Christmas. Family who we weren’t seeing sent gifts, we had our gifts for them, and then Santa gifts . . . so it was getting to be a lot to do all in one day! It was actually pretty nice to spread it out a bit because the girls were able to focus on each gift without tossing it aside to open the next one.
I’ve got a lot of pictures so I’m going to let them do the talking for the most part. Enjoy!
Lucy had an eye appointment a few days before Christmas.
It was in downtown Plymouth, so we took the opportunity to walk around the park and look at the Christmas trees.
A few days before Christmas we had the First Annual Sister Stuffy Gift Exchange, and it was quite possibly the cutest moment of Christmas.
They were so happy!
We’ve done a lot of baking. In case you were wondering, you can in fact argue over who gets to unwrap which color of peanut butter cup.
On this day we gave the girls these super cute Disney princess phone sets.
As soon as Emmy opened hers, she walked right over to Matty to take a pretend selfie!
The girls opened their presents from Aunt Carla and Uncle Zack on Christmas Eve. Lucy got a magic set, and she’s the cutest magician ever! (Side note, she had a super cute festive shirt to wear . . .but all she wanted to wear was this white tank top undershirt. ugh!)
Emily was a little unsure about the magic.
Emily got this Tangled hair style doll, which she LOVES. How weird is it that she can’t sleep with her closet door open, but having this thing right next to her bed all night doesn’t creep her out at all?!
Grandma Rita joined for Christmas Eve!
Spreading reindeer food before bath time!
The girls went to bed, and we got to work setting up Santa gifts.
And then Matty documented his view while watching Christmas Vacation.
Christmas morning aftermath!
After a nice, leisurely morning we headed to my parents for Christmas Day. It was just the six of us, which made it MUCH quieter than usual.
Penelope enjoyed the peanut butter bone my parents got her!
The day after Christmas involved a lot of pogo sticking . . .
. . . a super cold walk that allowed the girls to try out their new hats . . .
. . . and Lucy demonstrated the way I was feeling. The Christmas hangover is REAL!
Yes, it was different. Yes, we missed our extended family. But it was still a great Christmas!
We have a week of vacation left, and I plan to enjoy every minute of it!
Have a great week, I hope to be back here on Thursday for my annual Year in Review post!