Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas with Grammie and Papa!!

This is the first Christmas that we have had my parents with us on Christmas morning...and it was SO fun!!!!  I'm hoping we get a few more years to have them here before my siblings start complaining :)

The girls woke up to a big surprise from Santa...a HOUSE!!!  The house moved to our upstairs bonus room and my hope is that it keeps everyone occupied upstairs once our sweet little boy is here and we are spending more time at home.
It was a super fun year with both girls...they were SO into their presents.
But this picture captures my heart this year.  LD took both girls out alone to pick out their own present for each other.  They did a really good job and he really let them pick.  After they exchanged gifts we caught this super sweet hug and I could not ask for anything more!

We could have given both girls 100 books and they would have been thrilled.  Every time they opened a gif they would end up sitting with their books again.  I love it :)

And I think one of Elle's top gifts this year was this sweet little dog called Cookie.

After opening, which took most of the morning, the playing began.

It was so great to just be home and not have anything but toys and family to spend the day with.

AFTER the girls naps, it was Christmas all over again!  Grammie and Papa put out their presents and brought presents from my aunt!!  The girls got fishing poles from Papa, which they are already excited to use at the pond as soon as it warms. up.

And Clare got a very big girl dollhouse, which she sweetly shared with her sister.  Elle got a little girl dollhouse, so she was not left out at all!!

After the present overload (but still in pj's), we had Christmas dinner and dessert, complete with a birthday cake for Jesus. 
As we sang happy birthday Clare found this little manger and "Jesus is the Reason" decoration and held it up :) 
Such a special and perfect day with our family!  Merry Christmas from the Jacksons!!


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