Saturday, December 24, 2011

Today was our Christmas!

Today was Christmas at our house.  We had to celebrate today because Brian is flying home tomorrow.  I'm also sneaking in a few pictures from the past couple of days.

Here are my awesome peanut butter blossom cookies that I baked.  They turned out perfect.  These are my absolute favorite cookie to have at Christmas.  We also baked lemon bars, stuffed snicker doodles, and chocolate coconut bars.  We have SO much junk food in this house right now!
Here is little miss thing before heading out to lunch and shopping on Friday.  This is one of my favorite outfits she has.  Check out her new cute squeaker shoes!
Just so excited for lunch and shopping!
Friday night was our Christmas Eve.  We had an early dinner and had my good friend Emily and her daughter Sophia over.  We enjoyed some good food and treats while the girls played.  After our friends left, we had lots to do.  We needed to pick up around the house, wrap some presents, and put together some of Avery's new toys.  We decided to let Avery open a couple presents for Christmas Eve after her bath.
Her great grandma Verna sent her the Fisher Price purse with accessories and a really cute seahorse book!

Avery loves carrying bags around.  She has fun putting things in it and taking things back out.
Rolo wanted to get into some of his gifts early too.  He kept sitting by his stocking because he could smell all the treats inside!
His grandma helped him check things out.

And he got to eat a few sausage treats.
Our Christmas morning!  Here is our tree with all the presents piled under, behind, and around it.
We decided to not wrap most of Avery's toys and to put together her larger toys so everything was ready to play with when she woke up.  She had some presents already wrapped under the tree that family sent her, so that was plenty of paper for her to rip through.
Avery walking out to her toys on Christmas morning!  She was really excited to see her presents.
She LOVED her new cupcake kitchen!
And her new learning and music table.
Checking out her new flip phone.  You can record messages on it which is pretty cool.
Her pretty step stool that her grandpa Rick made her!  That is going to go perfectly in her bathroom that I am planning on redoing after the new year.  Avery got so many great toys, books, movies, and cute clothes for Christmas!
Us adults got some great gifts too!  Once the madness of gift wrapping was over, Avery took a 3 hour nap.  We cleaned up the mess in the living room, had coffee and cinnamon rolls for a late breakfast, then lounged around playing with all our new goodies.  We eventually started working in the kitchen on our Christmas dinner.
We had a huge Christmas dinner!  We had turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, and scalloped corn.  It was delicious.  We are having french silk pie for dessert.  YUM!
We all had a wonderful Christmas.  I always get a little sad once presents and dinner are complete on Christmas.  I feel like the entire month of December works up to the big day, and then once it happens all the fun is over.  I'm glad we still have a few more days with family before getting back to normal.  :-)

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!


  1. Your lo is so cute. I'm stopping by from bump September 2010 mommies. :)

  2. Thank you so much! I love knowing that some of my September mommies check out my blog :)