Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Day

This is the first year that E really "got" the whole Christmas/Santa thing... When we got home from Denver (at midnight!) on the Eve of Christmas, we woke Chubbas up to put cookies out for Santa. We also put some carrots out for the reindeer.

Bright and early on Christmas morning, E woke up asking.. "Is TODAY Christmas?" "Yes it is.." Then he says, "I don't think Santa came." (sad face) "Well, why don't you go look and see." Off he ran into the living room. Back in a minute, he announces, loudly.. "He came!! He came!! He was here!!" so excited!!! Really the cutest thing and so fun to be on the mommy side of this whole exchange...

Our Christmas morning was so nice and relaxing. We made some coffee (of course) and then we dug into our Christmas pie that I made (strawberry and blackberry.. YUM!). We decided to start a new tradition of pie for breakfast on Christmas morning. Not sure that is such a good idea after all the cookies and things, but hey, it's Christmas, right?

The very best part, I think, of our little quiet family Christmas morning was that everything (except one gift - which was from the goodwill) was handmade!!! E got little jammies and a sleep hat from Mama and a little car from Daddy. I dyed some playsilks for Boop and also made some felt blocks for her.
My dad sent some wooden puzzles and really cool wooden whistles that he made. Auntie R made these so pretty magic fairy wands, plus a handmade car for E, along with some other treasures and the ever anticipated dilly beans and jam from their farm.Don's dad sent some adorable blankets that his wife made for the kids with their names embroidered on them.

A simple, peaceful Christmas morning!

I felt overjoyed by the love and happiness I feel when I am with my family!

Then after cleaning up and getting ready, we headed over to my aunt's house to spend time with her, my uncle, my mom, and my granny. Again, a mellow, simple celebration.

Granny Goose is totally in love with E... She says he is the smartest boy she has ever met!! She goes on and on about how smart he is. It is really sweet how enamored she is by him.
And, of course, we had more presents...
Boop thought the socks were the best!

I hope everyone had a wonderful celebration with their families!


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