So we had our first Christmas celebrations just before Christmas. I just found a couple pictures from when we were at my step-dad’s family’s house.
Here is Maddie sitting on Dave’s (my step-dad) dad’s lap enjoying a book he and his wife gave her.
The craziness of all the kids opening their gifts.
The little girls playing together.
So, Christmas #3, we went to my mom’s house Christmas morning and had a big brunch with them. It was a good time. Maddie ate lots and played, then took a nap while I worked on a puzzle. It was nice and relaxing. We had already opened all our presents with my mom when they were over at our house. But it was nice to hang out with them. My mom took this picture of her (which I posted the other day). I am sure she took others, too, but I don’t have those yet.
After I fed Maddie a little lunch and we played some more, we headed home to rest until the next big event. After Maddie’s nap, we headed to my aunt and uncle’s house for a family dinner and gathering. We are usually out of town for the holidays, so I haven’t been to their house in a number of years. And a lot of my family hadn’t met Maddie yet.
Maddie was definitely the star of the show. She was snorting and walking and generally being goofy! Everyone got a kick out of her.
Then, the day after all of this excitement, we had my dad and step-mom over. (If you haven’t been able to follow this all very well, we had events Friday-Monday over Christmas planned.) The night before, my brother’s fiancé got a stomach bug that was going around, so they didn’t end up coming over. But it was nice to get together with my dad and Gwen. We opened presents with Maddie and ate lasagna! I forgot to take pictures during present opening, but I did snap one with Maddie and Gwen because Gwen wanted a new picture of the two of them.
We still have one more Christmas celebration with Chuck’s mom, sister and sister’s husband. We are so thankful to have such wonderful family to spend the holidays with and it was so fun to have everyone around to see Maddie on her first Christmas!