Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Evening



The girls were wanting to spend the night at Grandma and Grandpa's but I decided it would be better if we came home to our own beds.  Maggie fell asleep in the car on the way home.  I woke her up to come in the house.  She took off her coat and boots and went to bed at 6:30.  She hadn't moved a muscle when I went to bed.  She ended up sleeping 12-13 hours!  She'd been up at 5 am on Dec 24th at her dad's house and 6 am on Dec 25th at my house, so she was tuckered out!!

Mena tried on her new robe to show me how well it fit, but declared she was not going to bed yet!  She stayed up until her normal 8 pm bedtime.

Christmas Afternoon -- Cousins





Christmas Afternoon










We had lunch and presents with my family in Yutan.  Maggie enjoys her new Dory and Nemo socks; she has to pull her pants up to her knees so we can see the socks :)  Mena got 2 pairs of slippers and both were too small so she had fun going shopping to exchange them on December 27th.  I refused to go the day after Christmas and by waiting until the 27th there was no line at the returns!!  Both girls are enjoying their Calico Critter houses to go with their families and cars that they got at my house.

Christmas Morning











I took the girls to Christmas Eve service at our church at 7 pm.  Maggie fell asleep in the car on the way home so I just carried her into bed.  So she really wasn't dressed before opening presents on Christmas morning; she'd just never undressed the night before!

The girls went for their stockings first.  Mena said, "Mom, look!  This is the same game we played at the restaurant last week!" referring to the tees in a triangle game.  Maggie was most excited for her new Minions movie.  Both girls enjoyed getting new hand towels with owls on them for their bathroom.  They were also excited for their Calico Critter families, cars, and ice cream shop.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mena's Girl Scout Christmas Party



I dropped Mena off at her Brownie Christmas party and then took Maggie to her Daisy meeting.  Another parent shared these pictures since I couldn't be with both troops at the same time.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Little Nativity


I received a mini-nativity set from my secret santa at work.  Maggie set it up and has pretty much claimed it as her toy to play with!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Kindergarten Gingerbread Houses


I was able to leave work early to go to Maggie's class gingerbread house party.  She was so excited to see me walk in the door that she weaved her way through the line of parents to get to me.