Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Day 2013

Christmas Day 2013.
Last year Shelby spent the morning in her swing snoozing for the most part.
Christmas morning was spent at our downstairs, 'pink' tree aka Shelby's tree.
We decided to do this for 3 reasons.
#1. More room and it doesn't bleed over into our upstairs living room space.
#2. Keeps us from having to carry gift upstairs.
#3. Keeps us from having to carry trash and gifts downstairs.

It was perfection to say the least.
We will be doing this again.
Upstairs all of our stockings still hung with care.
Traditional breakfast casserole.
I've been making this since Brad and I started spending Christmas together.
Mr. Buddy is all about Christmas and has always been as into it as everyone else!
Daddy walked Shelby down to the tree to show her what Santa brought.
It included that big growth ruler that Brad made her for Christmas!
Along with a chair from my Mom and Dad!
And, of course, much more.
We all received way too much.
My big gift was a KitchenAid Mixer!
Look how excited Shelby is ;)
There's nothing like the joy of Christmas morning.
I can't wait for the next few years to come.
Exciting indeed.
After Shelby's nap we headed out to Brad's brother's house for gifts and an early dinner.
 Shelby got more toys including this baby and stroller.
She loves them.
 Nephew and niece made out nicely as well.
 Attempt at a cousin picture never pans out.
I should quit trying.
 One of our gifts from my in-laws.
 Soon after opening gifts, Shelby was tackled by puppy Ellie.
From there she was pretty much out for the count for an hour or so.
Not a happy camper.
 My parents joined us all for dinner.
Nice as always for them to include them.

And, that's Christmas!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
Here's to a prosperous New Year!


donna said...

What a wonderful Christmas. Loved how Shelby is so into it this year. Christmas with kids are so fun!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a great Christmas!!! I wish you a Happy New Year, too.

donatelli98 said...

Looks like fun!!

Allena said...

Drew got that same baby (except the one with hair) and we have her sitting in that same stroller! HA!

MCW said...

Looks fun! Looks like Shelby loved every second. It's so fun when they really know what is going on.

Nikki said...

Looks like a great Christmas! I think it's so nice that your in-laws include your parents, it must make the holidays so much easier for all!

Monica said...

Christmas morning is SO MUCH MORE FUN with little ones around.