Monday, December 31, 2012

Our Christmas!

My favorite day of the year has come and gone.. and I have to say, it was amazing!

{I can't wait for Addison to "officially" be a part of our card next year!}

Every year, our Christmas celebration starts on Christmas eve. But this year, it started a couple days earlier! On the 22nd, Keith's sister had a small get-together at her house because their mom was down from Maine. I had to work, but there were plenty of pictures taken :)


Keith's aunt had a little party at her house on the 23rd where we exchanged presents and did a Yankee swap. Aubrey had a blast playing with her cousin and we had fun spending time with family we don't see too often.

When we got home Sunday night, we pulled out the Gingerbread House kit that Aubrey's elf, Jingle brought her that morning!

Thumbs up!


Christmas Eve started off at my sister's house. We have a potluck every year, and this year we brought a Caesar salad and some reindeer cupcakes that Aubrey & I made :)

{Keith getting some baby practice!}

{She could not wait to rip this open when we got home!}

After my sister's house, we went over to Keith's dad's house for a bit for another Yankee swap, more family time, and good food. After we left there, we headed home and went right to bed so Santa could come and work his magic!

When we woke up the next morning, we found that Jingle had barricaded us into the bedroom using red crepe paper! Aubrey got excited and busted through it before I could get a picture, but it was pretty sweet! The look on her face when she saw what Santa left under the tree was priceless. 

{Santa pulled through with the #1 thing on her list! Doc McStuffins Doctors Kit!}

{Another one of her favorites? The dog's pig toy that oinks. Yes, really}

{"Hey, this isn't mine!" (Santa had to wrap Daddy's new razor because it wouldn't fit in his stocking}

{"Hi Santa! Thanks for all of my presents!"}

{See those Squinkies on the floor? Yeah, those will be the death of me..}

After opening all of her presents from Santa, we found Jingle on top of her new play kitchen with a gift (Build-a-Bear Workshop gift card! Score!) and a note from Santa saying that he lifted Jingle's magic and she could touch/hug him to say goodbye. I think she was a little nervous to touch him because she's watched the Elf on the Shelf movie a million times in the past month and in the movie, the elf got really sick when one of the kids touched him.  But after explaining that Santa said it was okay, she was all for it :)

All in all, it was an amazing holiday! Aubrey got some pretty neat stuff, and so did Keith & I! 

Our favorites...
Aubrey: Doc McStuffins doctors kit, Peppa Pig playhouse (we even went to Toys R Us the next day after going to Build a Bear to spend some of the Christmas cash she got on some more accessories!), Melissa & Doug Sticker Book, Arts & Crafts kit, Mrs. Potts tea set, Just Dance Disney Party
Keith: the Xbox Kinect that I gave him early because his old Xbox wasn't working half the time, Celtics starter jacket, Assassins Creed 3, and a gift card to a movie theater from Aubrey so they could go see Monsters, Inc
Me: Kindle Fire, a sweater from American Eagle that I need to return for a different size (but oh man, is it comfy and warm!), and a couple charms for my Pandora bracelet (Aubrey's birthstone and a key with a heartshaped keyhole). 

How was your Christmas? What did Santa bring you?

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