First we decorated the Christmas tree. Brooklyn did really good hanging the silver Christmas balls on all the lower limbs of the tree. She was very proud of herself and loved to look at the tree (mainly just the decorations she hung herself) everyday. She also loved to turn on the Christmas tree herself everyday - that was her job throughout the holidays... every morning she would run over to the tree and step on the foot switch to turn on the lights, and then she would ohhh and ahhh every time. :)
We of course took family pictures in front of our beautifully decorated Christmas tree for our Christmas cards, but who would want to see a fat preggo lady and tired old man on a Christmas card? So, as some of you know, Brooklyn was the star of our Christmas cards this year - just look at that face!! :)
We also made a gingerbread house - well, Matt and I made the house while Brooklyn just ate a bunch of candy and ended up with diarrhea that night.
Then we ate the gingerbread house - of course that took a couple of weeks, and we didn't let Brooklyn eat so much candy all at once again. Her favorite part was the M&Ms and chocolate rocks.
On the morning of Christmas Eve, Brooklyn and I finally went to go see Santa. I had hoped she would not be scared to sit on his lap, but I should have known better and been more prepared to have my picture taken as well. Lesson leared for next year, I guess. Here is the photo we got:
Then, that night, we let Brooklyn open one present before bed. It was a book! How perfect that she opened a book right before story time, right?! ;)
On Christmas Day, I made cinnamon rolls from scratch - and they were sooooo good that they are gonna have to be tradition every Christmas. :P
All the while, as the cinnamon rolls were rising and baking, we watched Brooklyn open all her presents, which ended up taking about 4 hours - she had to play with each present at least a little bit before opening a new one.
We made a mess of our living room just playing with all of Brooklyn new toys - it was fun for the first 24 hours, but then they all had to be put in their places so we could have our living room back again.
After opening so many presents and playing with all of them all day long, Brooklyn finally crashed. :) What a fun Christmas we had!
Oh yeah, Matt and I got presents, too, which we loved as well! But, as you can tell, it was all about watching Brooklyn open her presents. :)