|stockings stuffed and ready|
|6am, Christmas morning|
|Emily, Toby, and Harvey|
|Hugging Toby, the new train addition|
|Surprised Daddy with an ipad ;)|
|new jammies, a xmas eve tradition|
|cousins wearing lipstick|
|Mini kick scooter!|
Christmas was great. We finally did what we've been wanting to do for years, and stayed home for Christmas morning. It was amazing and just as I had planned (and planned, and planned). I tend to over-plan. Sometimes the spontaneity of a situation is completely gone by the time I'm done with it. We had a blast being in the city for all the festivities. We went to Christmas parties, saw Christmas lights, went to Viv's first Christmas ballet, baked cookies for Santa, built gingerbread houses, and I wrapped all our gifts in "brown paper packages tied up with string" (a shout out to The Sound of Music, my favorite all time movie). It turned out great and I LOVED it. We had a Christmas eve movie night, and then Vivi put out Santa's treats, and then Mama and Papa got to work as the little elves. Stockings stuffed and a brand new scooter left out by Santa, and we were ready to roll. I haven't been that excited since I was a kid myself, and could hardly sleep. Then we saw family in the days that followed, and it was great!
On to next year...(or this year!).