Here's a little recap of the past 48 hours...
Casey had to work on Christmas Eve, so I packed up the kids and headed over to Fort Russo for some major grubbin' and Christmas pajamas. My mom made Baccala, which I love, and about a dozen other appetizers, entrees, pastas and sides-- all seafood oriented. Mmmm!
((Will never be able to emphasize enough how much Italians love to feed people.))
Once Casey was home, we headed over to his parent's house. Lucy thoroughly enjoyed hanging with her older cousin, Corbin, and I thoroughly enjoyed my mother-in-law's pumpkin cheesecake.
After the kids went down, Casey and I began wrapping presents. We went to bed around 1:30...
And just a few hours later, we watched our silly girl tear through all of our hard work. We loved every second of it.
|Christmas kisses and polar bear jammies!|
|Parker was sort of indifferent about Christmas...|
|...until he got this sweet hat. Then he loved it!|
|The slide captivated her morning. Favorite present, hands down.|
It was so nice to spend the morning in our home, just us. That's one tradition I will look forward to for years to come.
The running around began again shortly after. A quick stop at the in-laws, and then to Grammy and Grampy's! (Thank God we're within 10 minutes of our families.))
|All the cousins with Great Grandma|
|Best looking boy in the whole world!|
|BFFs since 1992. (Way to miss the photo opp, Fallon.)|
|Best looking family EVER.|
|New recliner from Grammy and Grampy!|
Christmas was awesome this year! Lucy recognized "Danta" (not necessarily his purpose, though), she yelled "Mo mo pwees" (pretties) ((pretties = Christmas lights)) every time we drove around town at night, and she LOVED opening presents. We fully expect next year to be twice as much fun. For now, the kiddos are really loving all their gifts. We are so blessed!
|Car Car sitting in his new highchair at the big kids table.|
|Lulu watching Annie at her new table and chairs. Her life is complete.|