Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Cheer

This year, we spent Christmas with the Millington family!  We had so much fun with my four brothers and sisters, sister-in-law, parents, and nephew!  There were altogether eleven of us IMG_1273gathered around the tree on Christmas morning.

The Millingtons always gather at the top of the stairs and wait until they can all come down together to see what presents await!  Of course, the young ones are always up extremely early and have to bang on doors and drag the older ones out of bed so that everyone is ready for the morning festivities!  IMG_1277

Little Bird was all set for her second Christmas sporting her lovely snowman pajamas!  Santa brought her yogurt melts in her stocking!  She carried these meltable munchies around all morning.  She also got a toothbrush (which she has done a wonderful job of chewing on and dancing while I try to teach her how to brush) and her first toddler silverware set!  She’s getting IMG_1280pretty handy with a fork and spoon!

We all opened presents.  Little Bird “helped” pass them out.  She loved to carry around the smaller ones or the discarded wrapping paper and boxes. 

Her favorite present (and maybe our favorite for her) was a pop up tent!  It’s just bigIMG_1283 enough that Doc, Little Bird, and I can all squeeze in and be really uncomfortable, but perfect for her to play in!  Also, you’ll notice a small attachment sticking out of the side.

The tent has a pop up tunnel too!  The tunnel detaches and even though I thought she would be terrified of the tunnel, she LOVES IT!


After all the presents were opened, lots of laughs, and lots of fun, we were ready to take a break from playing. Our little family sat at the tiny table to enjoy a pancake breakfast.


Yes.  That is a fork.  Yes, she used it.  This might have been my favorite breakfast ever.  She loved having everyone sit at a little table with her.

After all this excitement, it was time to curl up with grandma for a little nap.IMG_1289

The presents were fun, but being together as a family is my favorite part of Christmastime.  It’s so rare that we are all together as a family.  There is nothing like cramming around a table and laughing together.

Merry Christmas

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