This year was really special because Addie got this dollhouse for Christmas. My late grandfather made this for me and I got it when I was little for Christmas. Everything is hand-made and apparently took him a long time to make. My grandmother made curtains for it and loved buying all of the pieces and furniture. I should take a picture of it up close because it is impressive. As soon as we found out Addison was a girl during our ultrasound Jeremy said, "We get to use the dollhouse!" Clearly with Jeremy's woodworking background he has an appreciation for it. Santa fixed it up and brought to Addie this year. I'll post a video soon, but she said, "Wow! Holy-Kamole!" since it was so big. Ha!
Santa brought Kate a cute little barn that folds up with stuffed animals and such. Kate loves animals.
Santa always had fruit in the bottom of my stocking and he put fruit in the girls' stocking. Look at that bed-head! :)
We laid-low for a little bit in the morning and then started to prep to have family over. My parents and the Wilde crew came over first so we could open presents together. The kids did VERY good this year and everyone waited their turn so we could see what everyone got. (Last year it was crazy with paper and toys flying everywhere. It was like a tornado came through.)
I love this picture with my mom and Jeremy. I actually think they were making fun of me at the time. Hmmm...
I found this bulldog at IKEA and had to get it for Dawson. The Wildes have a pet bulldog named Derby so I thought he would like this. Dawson loves it and still carries it around everywhere. :)
We were sneaky and Carrie was able to give us a bunch of wine corks David had been collecting. Jeremy made these two pieces for him out of cherry wood. They can be trivets or something to hang. Although the picture doesn't look like it, David was really excited about his gift.
Although this looks like some sort of electric shaver, there is actually a bottle of bourbon inside. My brother knows him well.
My cousin and uncle came over later for Christmas dinner. Steven is playing with Kate with her new barn. And she is sucking on a paci because between getting over the flu and cutting teeth it was about the only thing that helped soothe her.
Boys play with dollhouses too. You can see some of the details of the house here. Love the fireplace and mirror. :)
Christmas already feels like a distant memory, but it was a wonderful holiday. As much as I LOVE the Christmas season I would appreciate it if it was spread out over a couple months. :) This working mom with two kiddos and a crazy-busy husband has a hard time keeping up. I try to savor sweet moments throughout, especially since Christmas morning is magical with young kiddos.