And just like that, the months of planning, decorating, and getting ready for this day, and its over. We won't see it again for another year.
We had an amazing Christmas. It was simply wonderful. My more then generous bosses let me leave at 1:30 on Christmas Eve. The Hubs and I went together to pick up Belle and take her home to get ready for Christmas. We ate a small dinner and headed over to my parents house. We were surrounded by great friends and of course Ralphie on our TV. We laughed at the bunny suit and joked about getting one for our friends son. We headed home early to put Belle to bed so Santa could come. And secretly I was so excited to "play Santa".
It was a light Christmas this year but believe me when I tell you our child was beyond spoiled. We set up her Fisher Price doll house under our tree and carefully laid out each gift. The cookies I had to make so we could put them out for Santa, never left the kitchen. I completely forgot about them. Opps.
Christmas morning Belle slept in until 8:30. Obviously she doesn't know what Christmas is. I got her up and The Hubs got her milk ready. The best moment was when she toddled out of her room and went straight towards the tree. She saw her doll house and started playing with it.
The Hubs made coffee and the three of us sat under our tree and opened gifts. Belle had little interest and we made the mistake of having her open her handy Manny ornament first. She just wanted to play with it and was upset when we hung it on the tree. Belle got books from her teacher at The Bug and Papa and Nana. She got play food that mommy spent weeks making and new Christmas pajamas, that ended up not fitting. Oh well. The Hubs was very generous, on top of the portrait session I also found new sweaters and Lego Harry Potter for XBox under our tree.
And it took forever for Belle to open all of her gifts, she just didn't get it this year. Not only was Belle very
spoiled, but The Hubs and I were spoiled as well. The Hubs received clothes he needed and games he has wanted. I also received some nice clothes for work and a ton of scrapbooking stuff I have wanted for years.