Thursday, December 29, 2011

merry moments...

despite the fact that we had an injury early on - our christmas was so very merry!  lucy's nose had an unfortunate run-in with a very solid stocking holder that tumbled off the mantle and onto her sweet little face.  a bloody nose was not exactly on her wishlist this year but she took it like a champ..after a couple of minutes of standard drama queen reaction, she was digging right into her loot.


we had prepared all month long with an advent countdown, 
picking out the cheapest perfect tree, 
decorating it, 
and decking our halls...

so when the day finally arrived we were stoked {to say the least}...here are a few of our christmas day highlights...

starting the day off right ~ cake and ice cream for breakfast!  
this is the first thing we do on christmas morning to set the tone for celebration!  
{we figure jesus deserves the best birthday party we can throw!}
my mom whipped up this DE-WICIOUS {as oliver would say} peppermint layered cheesecake from southern living...
yum!

trying out all our new rides...
{oliver taking his diego roadster for a spin}
{lucy posing on her big girl dora bike}
{mama even got some new wheels of her own thanks to my awesome husband}
{the best part - i can take the kids along for the ride!}

seeing everybody's reactions to their gifts...
{lucy never disappoints!}
{love that this is gentle oliver's first response to a toy that is meant to be tackled and punched}

but...my favorite reaction {and moment} of the whole day was when i saw those rare tears from my sweet husband when he opened this gift from the kids {shhh...don't tell him i shared that}
never would have guessed that this would be the highlight of the day...
but i guess that's christmas magic at it's best.

from our goofy, imperfect, totally blessed family to yours...
merry christmas and happy new year!