It sure does seem like Christmas Eve is the longest day ever when you're three. So much anticipation and excitement. We spent the day doing last minute preparations before attending church with Rach, Eric, Dan and Janine.
There was so much good food. Everyone brought an appetizer and we had tons of Christmas cookies.
After we polished off the margaritas we opened just a few bottles of Peachy Canyon wine.
Gemma got a whistle in her cracker. It is the perfect prize for our musical genius.
Lily got to open her gift from Uncle E and Auntie Rach. A gardening set for when we plant our garden this spring. She is so excited she had to go out in the dark and do some quick digging. She even slept with the bag of tools!
Time for bed. We read the night before Christmas and headed straight to bed.
All the loot under the tree and ready for morning. WOW!
Gemma was so excited, and starved. Pa feeds her some cereal while the fun begins.
We played all morning then headed over to Aunt Judy and Uncle Stews house for a great supper and fun playing the white elephant game. We got to see Stew's car collection too. WOW! Lily got to try out her new bike up on the tennis court. It was great, wide open, flat, and nothing to crash into. Don't worry, we got her a helmet but she was giving it a test run to get the basics down first!
What a wonderful first Christmas in our new home! We are all worn out and the house is a wreck but we have boxing day to ourselves to relax, play, and have fun with dad off work! That is the best gift in our house.