I'm FINALLY getting around to blogging about Christmas day. James & I decided last year that we wanted to have some time on Christmas for just our little family. So, Christmas morning we enjoyed our first Christmas morning as a family of four. It was so nice to just have a casual breakfast & watch the kids open presents & play with their new toys. We didn't have to be anywhere until 11:30 & we didn't have to drive across town, it was so nice.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
James & I also felt that we went overboard last year buying presents and wanted to tone it down this year. So, we didn't buy too much for the kids especially since they would be getting gifts from the rest of the family. And of course Jacob didn't really know what was going on anyways. James & I agreed not to buy each other gifts because we bought a new couch & coffee table for the living room.
Jacob woke me up at 6 am wanting to eat. Jacob & I waited anxiously for Daddy & Abigail to wake up to see what Santa left for them. Abigail asked Santa for an American Girl Doll. Several months ago, we went to the new HEB in the Woodlands and they were selling Texas Girl dolls. They look like an American Girl knock off. Abigail saw the Texas Girl doll dressed as what she thought was a bride & wouldn't stop talking about it. Abigail wanted the "Quinceanera" Texas Girl doll. James & I of course thought that was hilarious, but Abigail did not forget about that bride Texas Girl doll & that's what she wanted for Christmas. Of course, Santa was happy to pay the $25 for the Texas Girl doll versus the American Girl doll prices. Abigail doesn't know the difference & that's what she wanted. Santa also brought a cowgirl outfit for the doll. Santa also brought Abigail a doll house for her Barbie dolls. Abigail got lots of other toys, books, & clothes from the family. Santa brought Jacob tools. James wanted Jacob to have a little tool box. Santa was able to find a few tools that were age appropriate for Jacob.
Abigail woke up saying "It's Christmas, woo hoo, Santa came" & came running down the stairs. She was so excited about her American Girl doll a.k.a. Texas Girl doll. Abigail couldn't wait to get her doll out of the box. She was excited about her doll house too, but had to wait patiently while Daddy to put it together. Jacob of course was too little to understand what was happening, but he did enjoy eating the wrapping paper.
We had a wonderful Christmas this year! We bought the Elf on the Shelf book & Abigail named our elf "Katie" because she's a girl & had a cute little skirt. Abigail had lots of fun finding her each morning. Katie didn't do anything too creative & sometimes she would be found in the same spot as the day before. Abigail really got into the whole "Santa" thing this year. We still made sure Abigail understood the real meaning of Christmas is celebrating our savior's birth. We spent the week after Christmas cleaning out toys & organizing toys in an effort to make room for everything. I always love putting up all the Christmas decorations & enjoy looking at them while they're out, but I also enjoy putting the decorations away just as much. I like getting the house all back in order.
Santa visited the Fehrle home
Abigail's presents from Santa
Jacob's presents from Santa
The stockings were hung
Jacob didn't know what was going on & just wanted to chew on whatever he could get his little hands on.
Abigail LOVED her presents from Santa
Jacob checking out his new hammer
Abigail was so excited about her new book. I hope she always gets this excited about books
Jacob wanted to eat the wrapping paper
Jacob likes his new book
My precious baby boy! Jacob's 1st Christmas!
Abigail LOVED her new Olivia umbrella
Abigail was excited about her little people horse trailer
Family photo op (everyone was ready for a nap at this point)
My family minus my parents