David and I try our very best to give the kids a fun, memorable and magical Christmas. It's not always easy being alone but we have made some great memories as a family.
We wrote our Santa Letters then took them to Macy's and went to Mrs. Claus' storytime--always FUN!
We baked and decorated gingerbread men for Santa.
Cyrena played Christmas songs for us to sing and dance to
We played a jingle bell game that is Evan's favorite
We read our traditional Stocking Stuffer book with present passing
And we acted out the Christmas story of course. With props that grandma had made us the year before
We then opened up a few gifts. Treasured pillowcases from Grandma Lemmert! We immediately put these on our pillows
And Christmas pajamas that are always so far from perfect
We got cookies and reindeer food ready for Santa's visit
And woke up to this!!
Traditional breakfast of Christmas eggs, bacon, and toast
Trying out the skateboard
The rest of the day was spent watching movies, dozing and snacking, all in the beanbag chairs. The kitchen was open to the kids which never happens so they were enamored with that! Above Anna is wearing her treasured nightgown from Grandma and Grandpa Dean. The girls also received money to put toward our Disneyland trip (2016) from Grandma and Grandpa Taylor. They LOVE putting money in our Disney box!
Exhausted! This is a scene we have seen often since Christmas. She likes to sleep cocooned in that chair.
The girls slept together that night. I am extremely grateful that they enjoy spending time together.