I was hoping to post some pics on Christmas but we were pretty busy hosting our families on both Chrsitmas and Christmas Eve. Grace had so much fun this year. She really got excited about Santa coming and loved opening all of her presents. She actually doesn't get that Christmas is over as she keeps asking us if Santa is coming again. Jen and I have this week off so we will have some time to relax and enjoy some downtime and maybe complete a couple projects around the house. Some pics from the weeks festivities below.
Grace seemed to be pretty excited this year to have her picture taken with Santa. We have been talking him up for a couple days now so we were hoping that Grace would be willing to sit on his lap for a picture. She was pretty good while waiting in line, she kept peeking around the corner at him until it was finally our turn. That is when the she turned into velcro-baby. She wanted nothing to do with Santa. Luckily there were no tears but she was not sitting for a picture. So we tried with Mommy sitting next to Santa with Grace sitting on her lap. Still that was too close for our Grace. Our good Santa, the professional that he is, would not be denied. He slyly got up and walked a few steps away to admire the stockings on the mantle and jumped into the frame at the last second for the picture below.
We had a pretty busy weekend here getting into the Christmas spirit. We started the weekend with a little trip to see Santa Claus but that deserves a blog post of its own later. Saturday afternoon we headed across town to the Shah girls 2nd birthday. There were a ton of kids there and Grace had a blast as usual at the Shah fun house.
We got a little bit of snow Saturday night to get us in the Christmas mood so it was time to do a little holiday decorating. We put the tree up Saturday night and decorated it today with Grace. Our tree seems to be a little bottom heavy this year due to Grace not being able to reach the higher branches but she had a great time helping to decorate the tree. It's not the prettiest tree that we have ever had but I think it is our favorite one. Some pictures below.