Of course we had a BIG Christmas! Lot's of toys, food, family and fun. We were so excited to see the look on Edie's face when she came down stairs to see what Santa brought her and to no surprise, she could have really cared less. Santa carefully selected a cute little mini coop (ridden once), a riding toy for the tv (not yet enjoyed) and several other games and toys (hardly played with to this day) but all Edie really cared about were the Baby Signing Time dvd's. I should not complain though, she could be addicted to much worse than BST videos and truth be known she learns a lot from them and knows more sign language than all of us put together.
Edie was not much on opening all of her presents and at one time Scott and I even debated letting her open them throughout the week. She pushed through it though, even helping OA to open his small gifts. I am thankful to have a child who does not care about getting millions of gifts on Christmas. After all that is not the reason for Christmas but I do look forward to the day when they both come running to the tree with excitement in their eyes to see what Santa has brought.
Decorating for Christmas this year was fun! We decided on having a live tree and although it was massive, it was very pretty. We decorated it with what seemed to be the trendy color combo for this year which was red, white and blue ornaments. I wanted an all white tree but it just kept growing : ) I enjoyed having a real tree and I think we just may do it again next year. (Just on a smaller scale) Gigi also finished all of our stockings. I could not believe she got them all done by Christmas and I was so excited to see them all together on our mantle. They are SO beautiful and such a wonderful keepsake.
Breakfast with Santa did not go quite as planned this year, well the picture anyway. Santa was not overly jolly and after waiting in the long line for our picture I believe both Edie and Santa had - had it! OA did great though : )
We took our annual family trip to Gorham's Bluff right before Christmas. This is a tradition Scott and I decided to make for ourselves and our family three years ago. We enjoy being away, bonding, building a fire and roasting marshmallows without having to drive too far, yet it feels like we are far away. We spent the days just doing nothing and it was so nice. I look forward to this trip every year and I can't wait to continue the tradition with our babies for many years to come.