Almost a week overdue but here it is, our fun little Christmas.
Every Christmas Eve, right before bed, the elves come to our door, make lots of funny sounds and scratching noises. The kids hear this and rush to open the door and this is what they find:
PJ's made by the elves! Fresh from the North Pole!
Then, after the kids go to bed, mom and dad get to wrapping presents. This is what happens when it's after midnight and you have run out of enough of each kind of wrapping paper to sufficiently cover a box and don't care anymore.
Christmas morning, Dale makes the kids close their eyes and walk in to the living room where the tree is.
Santa came! Santa came!
Tabby's exited about her new crown. Check out her lip gloss application skills.
Tabby's big gift was a princess vanity. She keeps calling it her princess "unity." Close enough.
Rex's big gift was a train set with a remote control. Totally a big deal for him. I haven't been able to pry him away from it since.
Ella Rose had lots of fun opening her gifts.
Dale loved his awesome new Sun Devils hat.
Then it was off to Grandma and Grandpa's With the Cat (that's the nickname the kids gave them to help differentiate from the other sets of grandparents.)
After our annual face stuffing breakfast, we opened even more gifts.
Grandma and Grandpa got Ella an Abby Cadabby doll which she sleeps with every night now.
Grandma and grandpa also got Tabby the princess dress that matches her new crown.
Aunt Magi got Rex this awesome hoodie. I love that he's using the wrong fingers to do the pitchfork sign. I just don't think his little thumbs are long enough to reach is ring fingers to hold them down so he improvises.
Cousin Madeline. So cute!