So, instead of drawing it out (which would mean you would most likely be reading about our Christmas celebration sometime in May), I'm just going to throw a whole bunch of pictures your way.
In a nutshell? Our Christmas was awesome. In fact, the best I can remember. Anna could kind of understand the concept of what was happening. And even though she opened a ridiculous amount of presents - at one point I was literally bribing her to keep going - it all reminded me why being a mama is so darn cool and why I love my family.
|Blurry - but I love the hug Anna is giving me!|
|Matching jammies! Dork alert!|
|Matching jammies in the dryer because of a leaky diaper ...|
|Waving kitty that Mike bought for his family's gift exchange and then proceeded to steal from someone so we could have it. Sweet.|
|I love these pictures. Baby sling and Anna's dress made by my mom.|
My grandmother turns 90 in February, but since everyone was in town we decided to celebrate a little early. This was the first time we had all been together since Kristin and Drew's wedding, and the first time many of them had met Anna.
|My cousins came up with a sweet little skit spelling out my grandma's name. I was "D" for dinner - she used to get so mad at us if we tried to sneak any snacks before dinner!|
|How cool does she look rocking that tiara?|
|Any party is fine by Anna as long as she gets to eat ice cream.|
I have a ton more pictures from Anna's birthday that I'll save for another post. You can only take so much of our family at a time, right? Plus, being the crazy mama that I am, I don't want her birthday to always get lumped together with Christmas. The poor kid didn't have any say in when she was born, and even if I'm exhausted and partied-out by the time her day rolls around, I want to always make sure she doesn't feel shorted.