The weekend before Christmas my mom and her crew came over to bake cookies and take a family photo for her holiday card. My mom also helped me paint while the kids were sleeping, which is why I am wearing painting clothes.
When we got home from our Christmas Eve celebration, we helped Maddie put out cookies she made and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. She was very excited!
Then Chuck and I finished wrapping presents. Maddie asked Santa for pink presents, pink candy canes and a doll. So Maddie got her pink Christmas that she wanted. We filled her stocking (which is pink) with pink goodies, too.
My mom and her family came over Christmas morning. And there is never a shortage of gifts when my mom comes!
Then we hung out, opened presents and had brunch.
Dannie wasn’t very interested in presents so Maddie got to open most of them. She was pretty excited about that. She was really good to understand that some gifts were hers and others were Dannie’s.
My mom got Maddie a vanity. She thought she was getting play makeup, but it turned out it was real (well, kid makeup) and Maddie had a blast putting it on!
After the craziness of the morning, the girls took naps and we cleaned up a bit. When they woke up, we headed to my aunt and uncle’s house. They always have people over Christmas evening and it’s nice to see family and eat lots of food!
We had a great Christmas and the girls were seemed to have a fun, exciting and exhausting day…just the way it should be!