Here is the night before Christmas Eve... the Nugget didn't even make it to teeth brushing :)
On Christmas Eve my entire family from my mom's side gets together. Each of us bring dishes, we eat together and then exchange presents for the kiddos. My Nanny came over early to help because I have been put on bed rest.. you know how things like that go when you have 2 children :) Here are my two sweet ladies helping with the food:
Here is Nugget girl opening presents
And Sugar Mama. She got a DS Lite from Mimi and she thought that was the greatest thing!! She had not even asked Santa for one :)
I must admit that when it comes to things like Christmas morning I am not good with taking pictures. I want to but I feel like if I look at everything through the lens of my camera I'm actually missing what's going on. Here are the few that I got...
The Hubs' parents came over to see what Santa brought.. Nugget girl woke up first at not even 7 a.m. and I was worried that his parents would miss it so we let her look in her stocking until they arrived. Sugar Mama woke up around 7:30 a.m. and the first thing she said "Mama Santa did come and he brought presents!! I've been waiting forever for this" :)
This picture is the hubs and his parents taking the girls outside to see their playground. My husband stayed up all night putting it together and only got about 1/2 way done. They are not kidding when they tell you it will take you all day. I love him so much for trying and felt so bad when I saw how incredibly tired he was the next day!! They are thrilled and cannot wait for it to be finished!!
Last but not least Sugar Mama asked Santa for make-up for Christmas. Santa would not be crazy enough to bring her real make-up but we decided that some "play" make up would be fine... after all we supervise her. Anyways after we opened all the pieces she sneaked off to the bathroom to apply some, with permission of course. After about 15 minutes I asked the hubs to check on her while I made breakfast to ensure, and I quote "that she doesn't come out looking like a circus clown"... my oh my...
The pink around her eyes is unbelievable!! She looks like the 80's cartoon Jem... google her and you will see :)
I am so Thankful for:
My girls had an amazing Christmas. It was in large part to their wonderful family that goes out of their way to provide magical moments for them. Mimi/Mimi D always know exactly what to get to make them squeal with delight, aunts/uncles/additional (great) grand parents literally give them their hearts desire. The Hubs and I are almost not even needed :) In fact I have opened so many boxes the past 2 days, that if I don't have to for a looooooong time, it will be entirely too soon!!
Love to you all and I hope you had an even more blessed Christmas than we did at Lively Situation!!