Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas 2013 (Part 2)

We woke up the next morning and got ready for my parents annual Christmas Eve Brunch. Our Christmas Eve is jammed packed and one of my favorite days.

Harper slept on Nanny and Poppy's bed and Hadley got into the dress up clothes!!

We went to the 5:00 children's service at our Church. This year the service was packed and we were in the very last 2 pews! The kids get to put an ornament on the tree and Hadley thought that was great. Em and Hads were ok during church but were definitely restless towards the end. The spend the last 10 minutes climbing all over Uncle Mark!

Church selfies and Uncle Mark the jungle gym! 

After church we went to the Gilmore's for tamales and Christmas caroling! Hadley and Emily had such a fun time and Hadley thought it was pretty cool that Poppy and I were the musicians!

When we got back to my parent's house we wrote a letter to Santa, put out our cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. 

And the grown-ups had a Clark Griswold beverage while Mark and I put together Emily and Hadley's presents. 

We all went to sleep and when we woke up Santa had come! Emily got a bike and Hadley got a dress-up wardrobe. 

The girls were so excited to come downstairs to see their presents and to see if Santa ate his cookies! Emily was a little perturbed that Santa left a bite left of his cookie. We had to explain that Santa eats lots of cookies that night! They were thrilled to see that Santa wrote them a letter back!

We opened stockings and presents...

After we opened presents, we played and rested all day and then ended our week long Christmas with dinner with the Gilmore's at my parent's house.

It was such a great Christmas and I will always remember Harpie's first Christmas! 

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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