I truly think this Christmas may have been the best one of my whole life!! We had a wonderful time celebrating with family, and our girls just relished in all things Christmas! We had already celebrated our “family” Christmases over the past several weekends, and this weekend our parents came to our house.
On Christmas Eve we went to a service at our church altogether as a family. It was a great service where we were reminded of the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus! We partook of the Lord’s Supper which is always a somber reminder of the true reason Jesus came as a newborn baby…so he could later die for us. Selah made it through the whole service very well! There was no childcare so we could all worship together as a family. The girls were in “grandparent heaven” having two sets of grandparents here at the same time! Selah was ATTACHED TO SAE SAE’S HIP THE WHOLE WEEKEND!! Bless her heart…she didn’t want her out of her sight!
Bodie and Mimi with the girls
Our little family…I’m hoping and praying that next Christmas we will be a family of 5!
Sis Sis with the girls
All of us together
Of course, later of Christmas Eve, Santa came to visit! To me, it is so much more fun getting to BE Santa! I couldn’t wait for the girls to see all of their stuff!
Soon enough it was morning, and Myla was up and at ‘em, ready to come down. Daddy had to wake poor Selah up!
Myla checking out her loot!
The only thing she specifically asked for a was penguin pillow pet, so she was thrilled to see it!
Selah was still half asleep and wasn’t sure what to think about all that was going on! It took her a minute to wake up and warm up to looking at her new stuff!
Santa ate his cookies, and I think the elf, “Lucy”, was worn out from all of the trips to the North Pole every night!
Myla loved her “Make a Face” sticker books!
Selah was content to sit in Sae Sae’s lap and watch Myla look at her stuff for awhile.
Myla quickly moved on to her stocking, and she loved her disco light microphone.
Selah finally started looking into her stocking, and she loved her microphone too!
Still a little unsure about what was going on!!
She finally got the hang of looking in her stocking! She was most excited about all of her candy. I think I could have just given her candy, and she would have been as happy as a lark!
Finding more candy!
Myla still searching through her stocking!
I think she finally noticed her other stash from Santa
Bodie helped the girls feed their baby!
Selah finally made it over to the chair with her Santa stuff in it!
I love this picture because you can see how full of candy Selah’s mouth was. I think she ate Laffy Taffy for breakfast!
Selah loved her pillow pet too! And, of course, anything with Sesame Street characters on it is a hit!
Myla loved her necklace from Mrs. Marie!
Selah opening one of her gifts.
Selah tried her best to get into her baby’s high chair!
Myla and Sae Sae working on Myla’s sticker book!
Selah LOVES the kitchen. She has played and played with it. While she’s playing on it, she will turn around and say, “I’m cookin’!!”
Mom, Sis Sis and Daddy enjoyed some coffee before church!
Bodie and Mimi
After playing for awhile we had to get ready for church!
Of course, we had to take “posed” pictures (which Michael loves)!! Ha! I think he cringes when I pull my camera out sometimes!
Sis Sis and the girls
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!!