We had a wonderful day. The kids started at 6:15 this morning. I tried to convince them to go back to bed, but that did not work. It was a much smaller Christmas in our house, but the girls still made our really well. Caroline got her perfume, headbands, and a surprise. Here she is with her new Leap Pad. I think she is going to love it.
Kayla got a few little things, and her big gift was a Nintendo 3DS. She did not ask for it, but she was pretty excited about it.
They both got new purses.
Kayla spent the rest of the morning playing with her new game.
I thought Caroline would be playing her new game. However, she spent a lot of time playing with the silly gel clings that were in our "You Got Elfed" basket. She did eventually play her game.
We spent the morning taking it easy at home before all of the fun family festivities began.
We always try to make a few cookies to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. This is not always easy. We are usually pretty tired from our trip to Texas, but it has become a fun activity to do with the kids.
I think they have more fun spreading the flour on their faces than anything else! But they are so cute!
Even daddy helps. Actually he took over. I really did not do anything at all!
The each frosted 2 of the cookies. They got to eat one and leave one for Santa. Here are Caroline's cookies.
We just got home from our annual trip to Waco for Christmas. It is a wonderful few days spent with all of Andy's family. I have no pictures from the trip. I intended to get copies of the pictures Jenny took, but that did not happen.
We arrived on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning we opened gifts with Andy's family. Thursday evening we had Christmas with Mamaw and Papaw. Friday morning is the annual Cloverland Bowl. Andy invited RG3 to come, but I guess he was busy! Kayla has a great time playing in the football game. Andy looks forward to it all year. He did end up with a bruise above his eye and a bloody lip, but he loves every minute of it. That afternoon is Granny's Christmas. Jim and Darlene have everyone over for appetizers and dinner. Then we all head over to Granny's house for dessert and the gift exchange. There is also a visit from Santa. Caroline was so happy when she saw him walk in.
She waited very patiently for her turn.
Caroline once again gave Santa her list: sparkly headband, perfume, and a surprise. I really hope she likes her surprise.
Kayla was a good sport. She got on his lap, but told him she had no idea what she wanted.
On the morning of Christmas Eve we head home. We stopped in McKinney to see my grandma. I have not seen her in several years. I have some great memories of her and my grandpa from when I was younger. It was great to see her again. My girls made me so proud. They were so sweet to her and extremely well behaved.
Caroline was really excited. Kayla pretty much just humors me. She feels like she is too big for all of this. I think she still believes, but sitting on his lap is just not cool. I told her she could stand next to him, but it did not happen. Caroline has a fairly simple list: perfume, a sparkly headband, and a surprise. Kayla wants the last Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. That is it. That is not very helpful!
I guess it won't be long before we find out what Santa brings. Merry Christmas!
are the proud parents of two beautiful little girls. Kayla will be going into 5th grade, and Caroline will be a big first grader soon. They keep us very busy with school, dance, piano and life in general. It is so much fun!