There is nothing more satisfying than two beautiful girls with great big smiles on their faces after Christmas morning.
Jade had probably the best night of sleep she's had in a long time. So much so, Scott had to wake her up at 9:30 so that we could open presents and get on our way to Grandpa and Grandma's house.
I took the traditional picture of the kids sitting on the stairs waiting to go down to see what Santa brought.
Then we made our way into the family room to do stockings. Ivy was so excited about her doll that her mouth was open long enough for me to get several very cute pictures. Jade was most excited about "Hairspray" and just beamed when she opened it.
Now for a little background. Jade and Ivy have been asking for a dollhouse from Santa. (Okay so they were totally coached!) We've also been mean parents and threatened to tell Santa that they didn't get a dollhouse because they weren't being very good. So Christmas morning after the girls had opened their stockings, I asked Jade if she got anything else from Santa. She sweetly replied that maybe she just wasn't good enough. So we said she'd better look around the house and see where Santa would leave a dollhouse. Scott sent her to the garage, while I got in position to catch the excitement. Sadly, I missed the perfect picture. But the memory will have to do. She rounded the corner into the playroom and her jaw dropped to the floor and she started backing up with a "no way". Hand up at her mouth, with her jaw still dropped, she made her way into the playroom. Ivy rounded the corner and just said "wow" as many times as she could. They loved dollhouse.was most excited about "Hairspray" and just beamed when she opened it.
After we opened up presents at home, we headed down to Grandpa and Grandma's house for the family exchange. Santa got the Andrus boys RockBand- so we pretty much played that all day. I'm really really not good at it, but it was a lot of fun anyway.
Tom and Anne gave Ivy an adorable hat. If it wasn't for the food on her face, the pictures could be in a Gap ad.
Christmas was a great day and very satisfying, BUT very tiring too.