Yesterday's Christmas Eve post left off with us arriving back home from Todd's parents' house early on Christmas morning around 12:30 AM. I moved Lucy straight from her car seat to her crib and she barely batted an eye while Todd unloaded the car. It was then time for Santa Claus to work his magic and set out all the presents under the tree and fill Lucy's stocking. We also had to make sure Santa had a snack so we set out some egg nog & cookies for him and some carrots for his reindeer. By 1:30 AM, Todd & I were finally heading upstairs to bed and I think I fell asleep around 2:00 AM.
Lucy's stocking is filled & cookies and egg nog were eaten
We woke Lucy up at 8:00 AM and we were so excited to see her reaction to all the presents under the tree. I think she was a little overwhelmed at first and didn't know what to think. We took a quick family picture in our Christmas pjs, she opened her stocking presents, and then we ended with all the presents under the tree. She seemed excited about almost everything she opened and as soon as she'd unwrap a present, she'd want to open the toy and start playing with it. We made her open all the presents first though before she started playing.
Coming down the hallway on Christmas morning
Staring at the tree and all the presents (her big present was a kitchen)
Mandatory pj pic
She was pretty excited to get mint M&Ms in her stocking
Dumping out her presents
She got her very own set of chapstick and puts all of them on at least 5 times each day
Moving on to the presents under the tree
She finally got her Jake the Pirate legos she'd been asking for!
My turn to open a present (Todd got me some hot chocolate, a tin of peppermint cups from William Sonoma, and a gift card for J. Bentley to have a relaxing spa day)
Opening presents together
I got Todd a new workout shirt, some no show socks (that was his only request!), and a bottle of Nocino and a bottle of Old Fashioned from Watershed Distillery
Opening up some of the play food she got so she could start cooking in her new kitchen
My parents went to Christmas morning mass so we planned on being at their house around 11:00 AM. Once Lucy was done opening presents by about 9:00 AM, I headed to the kitchen to make a coffee cake and peppermint oreo brownies to take over there. Once we got to my parents' place, Lucy made a beeline for their Christmas tree and wanted to start opening more presents. This girl is spoiled rotten and between both sets of grandparents, aunts & uncles, and us, she got an absurd amount of gifts. So much so that I was starting to have anxiety about where we were going to put everything in our house so the day after Christmas, we went to Target to buy a second cube storage unit for the playroom/exercise room to put everything away. The nice thing though is that we're flying to California in a few weeks so I immediately put a few presents back (some books, stickers, coloring book & markers) so she'd have something "new" on the airplane without us having to buy anything. Lucy spent the rest of the afternoon at my parents' playing with Grandpa and her new toys. My mom made a fantastic Christmas dinner and I was unfortunately too full to try the peppermint oreo brownies I had made.
Ripping into the presents at Grandma & Grandpa's house
Flipping through one of her new books
This girl loves her legos and was thrilled for a Mickey & Minnie train
Smelling her scratch & sniff Daniel Tiger book
Finally eating brunch after opening presents and she wanted everyone to sit at her picnic table
Grandpa & Lucy in their matching Santa hats putting together her legos
She had to bring her chapstick that she got in her stocking over to their house
Reading her new Charlie Brown book (she loves Charlie Brown right now)
We left my parents' place around 7:00 PM and headed home to put Lucy to bed and relax on the couch for a couple hours. It was the perfect ending to an already great Christmas.