Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Day 2012

Santa made his visit to our house . . .

I loved walking around our home on Christmas Eve. the children were sleeping, the tree was glowing and my husband was relaxing on the couch. Simply magical! Can I just add that I love colorful lights.

Lucy woke up first and we just went with it and enjoyed watching Christmas through her eyes while the other two slept. She was so excited about everything. I loved watching her.

The "wooden mirror to decorate" she asked Santa for. Her eyes were full of joy when she first saw it.

Then David woke up and after he looked through his stocking, they opened these cars from my sister. They played with them for a good 20 minutes before we opened another gift. (David's car was named, "Guido" and I loved hearing him say it over and over again.

This was my look of complete shock when I realized Marc got me . . .

My SECOND little blue box! Such a spoiled girl. He got me a lovely pair of pearl earrings and I felt very special.

Then Vivian woke up and Marc captured my most favorite picture from the whole day. Big sister showing her little sister all about the magic of Christmas.

Vivian immediately caught on to the joy of it all.

My sister sent David this Buzz Lightyear jet-pack and he wore it all day long!

Our sweet little angel, Vivian.

I love that they're holding hands here. Lucy was not only so excited about her presents, but she was overwhelemed with joy for Vivian and David as well. It was so heart warming to watch.

How David spent his day. Playing with his train while being Buzz Lightyear.

We had a lovely brunch with my parents.

Lucy did multiple crafts that day. It made me catch my breath as I saw how independent she is becoming. Such a beautiful little lady.

Marc was shocked that I got him his Cervelo bike. He has been telling me about this bike since we were dating. I had to work a little magic to pull it off, but in the end, we had a very happy Daddy!

It was wonderful to have my parents over. These grandkids love their Grandma.

And these two boys can't get enough of each other.

Lucy wanted to put on a dance for Grandma & Grandpa. Marc and I just sat there and giggled through the whole performance.

These three are mine and I am the luckiest Mommy ever.

Such a great big sister and such a joyful girl.

Vivian loved dancing with her Grandma.

And I am just a little bit in love with this piece of heaven.

We re-enacted The Nativity. Lucy was Mary, Grandpa was the donkey, Marc was Joseph, I was a wise man, Grandma and Vivian were angels and David was . . .

Buzz Lightyear of course! We asked him if he wanted to be Joseph and he said, "No, I'm Buzz!"

Marc insisted we get Lucy this pink violin. She has told us since she was 3 years-old, "I play the violin" and she has been enamored with anyone she sees playing one. She was so excited when she opened her violin. She plays it for us often. She is great at it. We plan to start her on lessons soon. We'll see where it goes. In the end, Christmas this year was absolutely wonderful! I loved having time to be with family. I loved seeing my children overcome with enthusiasm and to watch them dance and sing with all of their hearts. I loved surprising and being surprised by Marc. It was nothing short of magical!

1 comment:

Christine said...

That is just the most fun day ever! I think I love Christmas so much more now as a mom than I did as a kid. :)