We opted to stay in town this Christmas and start our family traditions. We went to my brother's house for Christmas Eve and played The Night Before Christmas game.
Then the kids got to open their Christmas Eve gift. If you know Ryleigh, you know how much she loves jammies! Hence the look on her face.
Bailey didn't care what they were, as long as they could go in her mouth.
Oldest to youngest sporting their new pjs.
After we left, Devin and I both got sick and were up all night. He blamed it on the "dog barf" cookies but he didn't eat any of them. However, it didn't stop Christmas from coming. The girls were both up by 6:15. Ryleigh was so excited and was ready to head down the stairs to see what Santa brought. I asked her to wait so I could get the camera ready. No such luck. She was headed down the stairs before me because she saw her kitchen!
Bailey was awake long enough to see what Santa brought her (and apparently I didn't get a picture of it) and then went back to bed. So we opened gifts in shifts this year. Devin and I laid on the couch and watched Ryleigh take her time opening the gifts. After she opened each one she wanted to sit a play with it before moving onto the next one.
When we would pass this kitchen in the store, she would stop and pretend to wash her hands in the sink. When she came downstairs to see it she asked where the soap was so we showed her the pretend soap on the wall. I guess that wasn't good enough because with each gift she opened she would say, "Maybe there's soap in here!" Then she would see that no there wasn't and would say, "Nope, no soap!" It was pretty funny.
When Bailey started opening her gifts, Ryleigh was ready for round two. She wanted to open them for Bailey.
The girls got big sister and little sister babies. Ryleigh was so excited to show Bailey how to play dolls.
Ryleigh entertained herself very well the rest of the morning making us wonderful meals with her kitchen, playing with her new doll and golf set. Later, Devin felt well enough to get out the moon dough popcorn, ice cream and pretzel maker with her.
My brother and sister-in-law were thoughtful and postponed our Christmas tamale dinner to Monday night so we could enjoy it. Thanks guys! But we sure did miss being able to go to church on Christmas and hear the wonderful program about the birth of our Savior.