Friday, December 25, 2009

shocking, i know

I'm proud to admit that I have very few photos from Christmas Eve and Christmas morning to share! It's shocking, I know. But I spent most of the time soaking in the moments, reveling in seeing Christmas through a toddler's eyes instead of trying to capture the "perfect" picture.

Indeed, as forcasted, we have recieved a fair amount of snow over the past day and a half. But not enough to keep us from our usual Christmas plans. After worshipping the newborn Savior at church yesterday afternoon, we headed to Aaron's parents house for dinner and gift opening. Camille had a great time helping her cousin Adeline arrange the gifts under the tree.

After a fun (and exhausting!) evening of gift opening we headed back home and put our tired little girl to bed - two hours later than usual! Those of you who know us know that Camille has a pretty consistent 7 pm bedtime. It works for us and it works for her. But special occasions call for staying up late sometimes!

After waking in the middle of the night several times (and by several I mean at least 4), Camille was at least able to sleep in past 8!

She even woke up in a great mood! We enjoyed a leisurely Christmas breakfast of cereal (after which Camille declared, "I eat cereal with Boppa!") we took our time opening gifts and let her enjoy her new toys, books, blanket, and little red chair.

We stayed home all day, not caring to venture out onto snowy roads. Aaron spent much of the late morning and early afternoon clearing part of the front yard of snow into a little fort so that Camille would be able to walk around and enjoy the white stuff (pictures of that to come)!

Tomorrow brings another busy day. We'll be heading out in the morning to Aaron's grandparents' house in southern MN for a Christmas gathering of his Mom's family. We're looking forward to seeing everyone, enjoying great conversation, watching the kids have fun, and eating Christmas cookies! We're supposed to continue getting more snow throughout the night and tomorrow, so hopefully our travels will be safe and stress-free!

Merry Christmas to all of you!
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The Fritz Facts said...

Now that sounds like a wonderful day! I can't wait to see the outside pictures, I know my kids had the best time playing outside today.

Be safe tomorrow!

MamaBear said...

Merry Christmas Jenna and thanks for the Christmas letter! This year was one of the hardest ones for me to write because I spend all year writing - not much left to share :)

Our Christmas Day was very relaxed (other than getting stuck in my Inlaw's driveway).

I love Chamille's dress by the way!