Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christmas #1 (aka Christmas Eve with Gigi and Poppy)

My parents have been divorced since I was 2.  In their custody agreement, my mom always had us the week before Christmas, and my dad always had us the week after Christmas.  Our "exchange time" was 9:00 on Christmas morning.  This means that our big Christmas day with my mom was on Christmas Eve.  We didn't open all of our presents until Christmas morning, but all day Christmas Eve there was a lot of excitement, traditions, etc.  Because we did that for so many years, my mom has always really wanted to spend Christmas Eve with me and Laura. 

Christmas #1 started out for us this year by going over to my mom's on Christmas Eve morning to celebrate with them.  We headed over there as soon as we got up and got ready.  We had such a good time!  We played for a little while, opened presents, watch one of LL's new Veggie Tales DVD's, and ate lunch. 

Here are some pictures from our day:

So adorable how she's standing.  :)

Opening presents!

Loving Gigi

After lunch we went outside to let LL ride on her new 4 wheeler that Aunt Laura and Uncle Gino got her for Christmas.  It is SO CUTE to see her so small riding around on this thing.  You just can't help but smile when you watch her riding it.  :)

A video of her riding around the yard.  :)

We headed home after this so that Lorelai could nap and we could be at home for all of our Christmas Eve stuff.  We really had SO MUCH fun at Gigi and Poppy's, and it really made us look forward to all of the other Christmases that we still had to celebrate!



Emily said...

that last picture is adorable!!! that dress is precious on her!

Robyn said...

Thanks! Would you believe that that dress is one that I got from a kids sale last year for like $8?? Totally worth it!