I'm going to do an iPhone photo dump and let these Christmas snapshots do most of the talking.
Our holiday vacation started on a bad note with our sweet girl getting her first cold. She was so miserable, and was extra snuggly. During this time, I thanked God every minute for the Nosefrida and her "baby." Truly lifesavers during this ordeal.
But by Christmas Eve she was doing much better. A few "Chee" (aka Cheerios) and her big girl cup, and she was ready to party!
Aunt Lindsay bought her the cutest blue Christmas dress, and we went out to dinner at Carrabba's (YUM). Tragically, I only took one picture of her adorableness in her dress, and she looks frightened in it. But you get the idea! ;-)
Eating cheese ravioli. (By the way, those sticky placemats are the greatest things ever. No mess, and no baby tossing their plate off the table. Genius!)
Then on Christmas morning, we went to Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Mark's house to open presents. Look at that tree. To say the number of presents under it is excessive is an understatement. Even though 70% of them were for Emerson. Just think of next year when there are THREE babies to buy for... and no, I'm not having twins ;-)
Emerson wasted no time inspecting all of the boxes. She has become quite the climber, and rather enjoyed seeing how far we'd let her get into the pile.
Actually opening presents was boring to her, so we did most of it for her. Santa Claus was VERY good to her, and we are extremely grateful for all of the gifts we received. But seriously, next year, I'm asking for water only. I don't think our house can fit any more toys!
Her favorite "toy" would probably be her new big girl chair. She loves to climb in it backwards and stand up tall, or pretend to be watching TV.
She also loved playing with other people's presents too. Daddy's new golf umbrella? Thanks, I'll commandeer that now.
She also got to open one other gift this year that will be unlike any other......
Santa Claus brought her a baby SISTER!!!!!
I hope you got everything you wished for this Christmas! :)