I can't believe it is almost New Year's. I haven't gotten over Christmas yet!
Despite the threat that the man in red wasn't going to come due to several children being on the naughty list, somehow the children managed to be good and sweet and Santa did come!!!
I like to have one person open one present at a time, while everyone else has to wait for their turn. I also cruelly make the order go from youngest to oldest. Just my little way of saying thank you for making me stay up all night wrapping the presents.
This was a really special Christmas because we busted Great out of her assisted living home for the day.
Isabella gave Francesca her favorite present!
Elliot was not thrilled with his Santa boxers.
Anastasia made Grandma a sweet sign.
Isabella thoughtfully gave Grandma her very own purse because she knew Grandma had always liked it.
I don't think Anastasia could be smiling any wider.
Little Catherine got a jewelry music box of her own. I am taking bets on how long until it is broken.
Thank you for my earrings Isabella!
Anastasia has always wanted a china doll and Santa brought her one!
Doesn't Isabella look so grown up?
The kitchen was a big hit!
My sweet Isaac, enjoying someone's pillow.
Our "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake. There is always, always a good reason to have cake. The little corner on the right is plain because Grandma doesn't like icing. I must not have gotten my affinity for sweets from her side of the family.
We got to continue our celebrating with a visit from Grandpa and Memaw.
Francesca learned very quickly what wrapped packages were all about.
Sibling love. I like to call them #1 and #4.
My little mini-me.
Victoria got the coolest instrument toy from Grandpa and Memaw. The music is really amazing and kids can mix and match the instruments to make all kinds of new songs. Victoria gets so excited when she sees the violin piece that she starts to scream with joy.
Francesca is Lego crazy!
Much focus is required to build a house made out of 653 pieces.
Finally, a super duper smile from Catherine!
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!