Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa Came!

We had to celebrate our family Christmas a few days early because Drew had to leave before Christmas to drive to Houston for his new job.  Annelise still doesn't fully understand everything about Santa and Christmas, but we talked to her about it and she had an idea.  She knew that Santa brings presents to kids that are good and that if she was good, that he would visit our house.  We left milk and cookies and carrots out for him and sent her off to bed.  (We also tell her about Jesus and whole reason for the season too.)
Santa brought Annelise a kitchen this year!  I've watched her play with kitchens when we've been over at friend's houses, so I had an idea that she would really like it.  I was right!  She came into our room and woke us up in the morning, but then, beelined out to the living room, so I didn't get a chance to get a picture of her face.
She played with the kitchen for a little bit while we waited for Harrison to wake up.  It didn't take too long, and then we all opened presents.
Annelise received a box of triangular crayons, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella in her stocking.
Harrison received an Oball car and an amber necklace, which I immediately put on him.
Rachel and I have started a tradition where we get new pajamas and wear them Christmas Eve, or whenever our "Christmas Eve" is.  This years pjs aren't very Christmas-y, and they were awful fitting.  The pants are extremely uncomfortable even though they look really comfy.
I like to get a family picture in front of the tree Christmas morning.

We went over to Drew's parent's house for dinner that night and so that Drew's grandma could give her presents to the kids and to Drew and I.  Stupidly, I didn't take any pictures.

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