We woke up Christmas morning at my mom's house this year, and this was the first year Mark and I stayed up and set up Lucy's "Santa" gifts, (generously provided by Dee Dee and Grandpa this year) It was so much fun getting things ready for her, and its weird to think that we are going to be doing this every year for a long time! We didn't really push the whole Santa Clause thing on her this year, but we did set some things out because its tradition in our family. I figure her peers and friends will tell her enough of about Santa in the future, so we wanted to focus on it being Jesus' birthday, and she sang to him that morning while we were opening presents. It was so sweet.
The Santa set up
She loves her laptop! She woke up with a really bad rash and you can see how swollen her face is in this picture....unfortunately her and mommy were both pretty sick on Christmas Day.
I warned my mom ahead of time that the boots were gonna be the biggest hit, and they were. She put them on first thing and didn't take them off all Christmas morning.
Leave it to the single uncle to buy her a whistle necklace....thanks Jake :) You can kind of see part of her rash in this picture.
And of course Heidi and Conan had a great Christmas too. Except for being forced to wear demeaning hats and having their picture taken so we humans could laugh and point. They got treats for it later :)
More pics to come later!