Friday, January 17, 2014

Christmas at home

Christmas at home started on Christmas Eve with Darcy reading "Twas the night before Christmas".  This picture captures the only moment when both Lola and Quinn were sitting and listening -- which is how they will remember it when they tell their kids about it -- it was not the case for 99.9% of the story.
The next morning both Quinn and Lola were full of smiles when they saw their presents from Santa.  They both got exactly what they asked for; Thomas for Quinn and a microphone for Lola.
But, before stockings were checked out or any presents were opened Lola wanted me to open the present that she had gotten for me.  It was a brand new salad spinner and she was as excited about it as I was!  We were both really sad when the old salad spinner was broken.

After I opened my gift it was time for Lola and Quinn to really focus and get to work opening the way way too many presents under the tree.
Grandma joined us again this year for Christmas morning and Lola was very good at helping out when Grandma needed assistance with her unwrapping. 
The after present chaos!  It took us breakfast, lunch and a nap to get through all of the opening.

The best part of the day was Lola's first big performance, her song of choice was the Hex Girls of course.

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