What more is there to say about Christmas that can’t be conveyed in photographs? Well, the hours of preparation and anticipation can’t be felt, but all the little touches of Just a few more days ’til Christmas! make the days of the countdown all the more exciting.
Christmas Eve we continued the tradition of reading ‘Twas The Night Before Chistmas with Daddy, as they have every year. Then Jax begged to be allowed to sleep in the girls’ room, so we made the necessary adjustments and even though it only lasted a few hours, it was worth it for the sweetness.
Christmas morning was as delightful, as early, as excited and as perfect as we could have hoped. Little H was not sure why our routine as different–why she couldn’t sit with Daddy at the kitchen table and have cereal like they do every morning–but she eventually warmed up.
Then an hour or two of playing with their new toys…
…before heading to Nana and Papa’s to celebrate with the family. My favorite part was how they refused to wear their winter coats–they wanted to wear their new bathrobes instead!
After Tommy and Stella arrived, the craziness of opening gifts happened all over again, but this time with five times the excitement!
All the days and hours of shopping, wrapping, thinking, wishing, all lead up to this very special day. Next year I’m hoping to add a trip to church to the mix, but for this year, I was just grateful that we were able to provide such a wonderful holiday for those we love.