Before I had the girls I used to have pretty lights and decorations that were all coordinated and the most perfectly trimmed Christmas tree. I thought it was beautiful. I didn't really know what beautiful was until I saw my girls decorate the tree with all their homemade ornaments and clumping them in one spot because that's were they could reach and the smile and laughter that they had while decorating it. That's what makes this the most beautiful Christmas tree I've ever had.
We had to have a two part Christmas because Sadie was in no mood for getting up early. We tried gently, but it just wasn't happening. Chloe and Aubrie were too excited to wait and it wasn't fair to them to keep them waiting even longer. So we did presents for those 2 girls and us and then a couple hours later we had the girls help Sadie open hers. It worked out really well. The girls got to open presents twice and even though the second ones weren't for them, they were still just as excited to open them as if they were theirs. Here are some random pics of some of their stuff.
Aubrie loves rain boots, so she got a new pair.
Chloe loves fashion stuff, and she got a pair of sparkling silver boots.
The girls wanted desks from Santa, so Santa got them new desks.
They were so happy with them.
This was a fun Christmas for Sadie this year. Just like she did with her birthday, she payed close attention to what her presents were this year. The girls would show the wrapped present to her, and then open it for her on her lap as she watched attentively. Then they would show it to her and she would get a huge smile on her face and sometimes give out a laugh or one her happy noises that she gives sometimes. And she always had a smile on her face. The girls got a huge kick out of her and loved how excited her reactions were over her presents.
This was a flashing light wand that Aubrie shopped for all by herself at her school Santa shop. Sadie loved it.
This was a pink dolphin that Chloe shopped for at her school Santa shop. Sadie thought it was absolutely hysterical. She just kept laughing and smiling at it.
She was so happy that morning.