Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009












The girls in their Christmas dresses.


We wore our matching pajamas to Grandma's on Christmas Eve.

Our Christmas was just wonderful this year. It was so nice to have Gracie be strong, healthy, and happy this year. Plus she was actually into the excitement of opening presents and being around family, even though she could care less about the presents and just wanted to play with the paper and boxes.

Christmas eve we went up to Jason's parents' house for dinner, games, and a visit from Santa himself! Out of the six grandchildren there, four of them were so frightened by Santa that all they did was scream and cry. The other two, are still too young to really know what was going on. Poor Santa---I hope his feelings weren't hurt.









All the individual families got pictures with Santa. Any guesses on who Santa was?



Grandma sat in for Emily, since she had do work.




We spent Christmas morning at home. I hardly slept, I was too excited to see Morgan's excitement, I love that she can get into the joy, happiness, and magic of the season. In the morning we made Morgan wait for Gracie to wake up before allowing her to go down and see if Santa came. After she asked to go peak for the third time, we decided to wake Grace up and go down. Jason's parents and brother came down to see the girls open gifts, so we were able to get Morgan's reaction on tape. I absolutely love her dance, I thought of editing me out (so just pretend you can't see me), but then you wouldn't see Grace---she got a Mickey Mouse doll in her stocking and if you listen you could hear her excitement.

6 comments:

The G Fam said...

Love that! Made me feel like I could see a little bit of the fun! I'll have to get the pictures of Collin with "Santa". They are totally and completely priceless! Mike wanted to say he sure thought that the Santa was handsome. Or maybe Mike said I should say I thought he was a handsome Santa. I Love Gracie's reaction to her Mickey. Not sure I have seen a child love Mickey more. You should put in for Make a Wish when she gets bigger, because it would really be a lot of fun to her in Disneyland!

Staci said...

Your girls are beautiful! I am so glad you were all home together for Christmas.

Staci (angel Bridger's mom)

cici said...

Such fun! what sweet girls
Happy New Year to all!

Cammie said...

I love the Pics with Santa! Its funny how kids really hate sitting with him but love his presents. The video could have been longer, maybe an hour or so! Really miss you guys.

Michelle said...

Caden and I just watched the video 4 times. He's still saying More More More.

Love it!

Shay said...

Hi my name is Shay. I am a mom to an HLHS baby with a g-tube as well. Jordyn will be 10 months on the 10th. I cant believe that. I just started to blog to try and keep family and friends up to date with everything. I just wanted to say hi. From one HLHS mom to another.