Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas: Part Deux

Okay, so this is a recap of the rest of our Christmas holiday.  I thought it would be a good idea to get moving on it since it is a new year already!

Thursday night we celebrated Christmas with my dad.  Before he came over, Carys got this crazy burst of energy and was running around the house with her cupcakes and cracking us up.  We tried to snap a few pictures with her in the kitchen, but she wasn't really interested.

When my dad arrived, we had a very nice dinner and then opened presents.  Carys got this sweet, little rocker from my dad and she loves it!

It was a pretty low-key evening.  It was nice to just spend time with my dad, and after Carys went to bed he was able to stay and chat for awhile.  We called it a night pretty early though.  Scott had worked all day on Wednesday and then got called back in and ended up working all night, so needless to say, he was ready to get some sleep!

Friday morning, Scott made us breakfast and then had to head into work.  Carys and I had fun playing with her new toys for most of the day while we waited for Aunt Lynnette to arrive from Nashville!

She loves throwing all her toys in the laundry basket and then hopping in herself!

Finally, Aunt Nettie arrived and Carys had so much fun entertaining both of us.  Unfortunately, most of the pictures we took that night were on Lynnette's camera, so I only have a couple.

 Showing Aunt Nettie the Christmas tree, 
cleaning up the house,

chilling on the couch, 

"calling" Daddy!

Scott got home in time to help put Carys in bed and then the three of us had dinner and had fun catching up with Lynnette.  Then Lynnette ran out to see some friends, while Scott and I got to work wrapping presents and getting everything ready for Santa's visit! 

Christmas Morning!

Almost all of these presents, had Carys's name on them - apparently someone thought she had been a very, very good girl this year!

We decided to stay home and celebrate Christmas together as a family and we had such a great day!  We were so excited for Carys to get up that morning and open her presents.  She loved unwrapping everything, but then she immediately wanted to open the box and play with whatever was inside.  Needless to say, it took most of the day to finally open all of her presents!

After getting about halfway through the presents, we took a break for breakfast.  Scott made an awesome egg scramble and we had cinnamon rolls.  The cinnamon rolls were always a tradition with my family, and I've decided we need to keep it going!  We just had the tube kind this year, but I'm thinking next year I'll get a little more fancy and try my luck with the Pioneer Woman's recipe, since they are supposed to be the best!

After breakfast, we opened more presents.  We spent most of the day playing with Carys and packing for our trip up north.  For dinner, Scott and I broke out my new cookware and made my MIL's Swedish meatballs.  They were SOO good and Carys loved them!
 Then we just chilled together for the night.  It was so fun to watch Carys enjoy all of her new toys.  One thing's for sure, we are both blessed with families that love this little girl and have no problem spoiling her!

Scott had to work again on Sunday, but the plan was to leave around noon to head up north.  Unfortunately, Scott got stuck at work and we weren't able to leave until Monday, so Carys and I spent the day cleaning.  

She loves to help vacuum

and mop!

On Monday, we hit the road at 4 AM hoping Carys would sleep most of the way.  Thankfully our plan worked, and we made it to the bridge in record time!  We were heading up to spend the week with Scott's family and they were anxious for us to get there!

Of course, there was a whole new round of presents to open, so we spent Monday and Tuesday just hanging out, opening presents and playing.  Carys had a blast and she was in her glory with the non-stop attention from Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Hoon!  

We had such a wonderful Christmas, and it was so fun to watch Carys really enjoy it this year!
We are SO thankful to both of our families for helping to make it so memorable and for spoiling our sweet girl with so many wonderful gifts!  

1 comment:

  1. Love my little angel! Christa, you captured the essence of Christmas in so many of the pics!

    G'ma V