Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa Came Early

*Warning:  There will be lots of pictures in the post!

Since Mary Hyatt is so little and she really wouldn't know the difference, Ben and I decided to celebrate Christmas early so that we could do it just the three of us before heading out of town and getting caught up in all of the hustle and bustle with families.  Ben has been off work all week and I took off on Wednesday to celebrate.  The night before we made sure to read Mary Hyatt "The True Night Before Christmas" story. Ben also tried to tried to read the version from the bible to her while she was in the bath tub but she was not interested at all. haha 

Now, just to keep it real and for my memory, although she does look so sweet and peaceful reading the story with me, after we finished she put up a good fight and did not want to go to sleep.  She has always been a great sleeper but for some reason over the last week, she has been fighting it and making Ben and I work really hard with her.  We think she must be teething. 

After she finally went to sleep, Ben and I went to work putting her activity jumper together..

and wrapped all of her presents..

The next morning we were all so excited for Christmas! 

Ben made this fabulous breakfast... you can tell Ellie is really wanting to get some herself! ha

After we ate, we finally let Mary Hyatt see/play with her jumper! She absolutely loved it!

We were so thrilled to see her so excited.  It was like she didn't know what to look at first.  She kept just moving all over the place grabbing the different toys on it and her little head was like wobbly/shaking back and forth with her eyes wide open like she was so excited.  She played and played and played in it.  Her mama and daddy were happy to have something to keep her occupied for so long too!

We then it was time to open the rest of her presents.  Yes, even though she is only 6 months old and we pretty much had to help her open all of them, I still wrapped every single present.  She did help a little with the unwrapping and of course loved putting the paper in her mouth!
She kept looking up at Ben like "what in the world are we doing?"
But once she realized there were toys under all of that paper, she really started getting in to it..

After a few presents, she quickly lost interest and spent the rest of time like this watching Daddy open all of the presents..
and of course Daddy pretended to be so excited with every present haha...
We mostly just got her things that she needed this year since she really didn't even understand.  She got clothes, bibs, sippy cups, feeding bowls, books and a few toys..
After such an eventful morning, she was totally worn out and just wanted a little cuddle time with Daddy..

And we let in her "sisters" to see what Santa had brought them..

We spent the rest of the day finishing up our shopping and we took Mary Hyatt to visit Santa.  It was such a fun morning and we are so glad that we were able to celebrate just the three of us! We are looking forward to the rest of the festivities with family now!

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