This is a super photo-heavy post, but there were just so many great moments from our Christmas day that I couldn’t leave out! I loved everything about our holiday at home together as a little family of FOUR, so every one of these photos is a favorite for me.
Michael and I stayed up late on Christmas Eve. I was so excited for morning because I knew Kaya’s reaction to her cozy coupe car would be priceless. We basically stayed awake until we couldn’t anymore (around 2 am). I kept wishing it was time to wake up!
We haven’t really told Kaya too much about Santa… but as soon as she saw the tree, she kept saying “a Santa!”
Kaya grabbed her gifts and was ready to start unwrapping right away. (Also, her expressions just crack me up sometimes!) She started reading this book to Baba (that’s Kaelyn’s main nickname if you don’t know… given to her by Kaya, of course)!Just keep watching Kaelyn in these next few photos… I was cracking up over her falling-backward/trying-to-eat-wrapping-paper antics.“My clock!”Kaya loves this little puppy that walks and does flips! He actually lands most of his jumps, so I’m pretty impressed. We hid the cozy coupe under a blanket, and she was pretty unsure of uncovering it. She kept saying, “a Santa!”, so we almost think that she expected a living, breathing Santa Claus to be hiding under there. She doesn’t love seeing Santa, so that would explain her uncertainty! She got in and started turning the steering wheel right away! And this is why I love Christmas morning.She decided she had to wear her coat to drive, obviously, since she always wears it in the real car!Two of the gifts I had for Michael weren’t here by Christmas morning, but he was excited for a new Hokie sweatshirt and some homemade chocolate peanut butter fudge under the tree! My favorite gift this year was delivered 6 months ago 🙂 But Michael did surprise me with a TomTom Runner (GPS watch) that I am absolutely loving so far, and a new computer monitor… I’m one spoiled girl!I stacked some mini donuts into snowman and reindeer shapes for a fun, festive breakfast!
I think she was counting them all here… (and this was the plate for all of us, not just her, haha!) I cooked some pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, and homemade rolls for our Christmas dinner. My gingerbread obsession continued on, so I whipped up another half batch of cookies for us to enjoy (especially since we gave away almost all of the batch I made before)! I got crazy and dipped these in chocolate candy coating. Mmm.Our friends, Katherine, Matt, Mia, and brand-new Baby Luke came over to enjoy dinner with us! We had a great time (Kaya and Mia especially)!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day! I’m always sad to see it end… let the countdown begin to next year!