Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Eve and Christmas

Before we left for Arizona we had our family Christmas in Lincoln. The girls woke up and were so excited. Santa even came to Lincoln and brought the girls matching fleece jackets and Hollyn and Barbie house and Paige legos. They both loved their gifts, but Paige's favorite was her baby doll. We love having our fun little Christmas in Lincoln.

In Arizona we had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas with family. Hollyn had a cousin sleepover a few days before Christmas and they had a blast. The best part was the morning after they made home made donuts with Nonni. I think they got more powder on their faces than on the donuts.

Christmas Eve we got together with Dan's family for our traditional nativity scene and fun. The kids always have a great time and it seems like each year we have a new baby to play baby Jesus. After the nativity we had some delicious soup that Charlie made and then headed over to see the temple with my parents, Dan's mom, brother and fiance.

Christmas morning we woke up and headed over to my parents home to exchange gifts and have my mom's yummy cinnamon rolls. The girl's had a great time opening presents and playing with their new toys. Hollyn loved her Sleeping Beauty head that she can do it's hair and makeup and Paige loved her baby. Hollyn was also really excited for Grandma and Grandpa to open their gifts. I think for the first time she really understood the importance of giving and got excited for others to open their presents we gave them.

At lunch time we headed back to Dan's parents house to open presents with the cousins. Santa came to Nonni and Papa's house and left the kids with s stocking overflowing with fun stuff. After the cousin gift exchange and presents from Nonni and Papa and Great Grandma we had a yummy lunch and didn't see the kids again until dinner time. Hollyn is having so much fun playing with her cousins! We had a great Christmas and can't wait till next year when we will be celebrating Christmas in our own home close to family.


Caryn said...

Looks like fun!!