Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

We had a wonderful Christmas this year! Christmas Eve we headed up to Kaysville for the Porter family annual Christmas Eve get together. This year they decided to have it earlier in the day so we could all head home earlier. We started at 11 and ate brunch. After we were all done eating all the kids acted out the story of Christ's birth. It was so great! (I forgot my camera but luckily I had my phone so I could take one picture.)
Here are the girls all dressed up. Mayli was a sheep, Madi was a cow, Kate was an angel, and Emma was a sheep. After we were all done we headed up to Papa and Grandma Wright's house and spent the day with them. We opened up pixie gifts and then headed home about 7pm. A few minutes after we got home one of our neighbors came dressed up as Santa and brought us treats and had each of the girls sit on his lap. It was so fun!
Christmas Morning was so fun! It was our first year just being our family! For the past 7 years we have always been at one of our parents house for Christmas morning. The girls got up about 8 and they were so excited.
Madilyn eating a treat from her stocking after opening some Santa gifts. Madi got Dora and Boots beanie babies and a Dora bath toy. They got lots of little goodies too from Santa.

Mayli with one of her gifts from Santa. Mayli was so excited...each one of them got an umbrella which is what Mayli kept asking Santa for. She opened some magnetic dress up dolls and said, "Santa brought me just what I wanted." She also got the squinkie cupcake toy.

Katelyn so excited getting ready to open her Santa gifts. Kate got a baby crib and a baby from Santa. Santa also brought a movie and some games for the whole family.

Time to open all the other gifts under the tree...
Daddy helping opening and passing out gifts.

Katelyn with her gift from her pixie, Mommy. It is a Sleeping Beauty dress-up.

Mayli opening a gift.

Madi after she opened a gift...she got lots of Dora stuff she was so happy!

Daddy with the girls after we were all done opening gifts. They were so excited to go and start playing! It was fun to be able to let them open and play with whatever toy they wanted to. They had so much fun playing all day long.

After we were done opening gifts...we decided to start a tradition for our family and we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We had such a lovely day and the girls had lots of fun. After we were all done opening presents we talked about why we celebrate Christmas. We had quite a lovely day.


Heidi Gail Richhart said...

Merry Christmas! glad it was a wonderful day. I'm going to take some pictures if that's okay.

Celeste said...

Oh, Dede, reading all that made me miss you so much! I am so glad you had such a wonderful day. Merry Christmas! I am hoping you are doing well with that other little girl that is on her way. My heart is full of joy for you! Sending you many hugs and kisses for your beautiful family. :)

Nielson Family said...

Looks like your family had a wonderful christmas. Love you guys, lets try to get together now that the holiday's are behind us.

Pamela said...

I'm for any tradition that includes cinnamon rolls. :-) They look so yummy. And your sweet children do look so happy. I enjoyed reading the descriptions you wrote of each of your daughters.