The fun stuff began on Christmas Eve when we started a new family tradition. We started buying an ornament for each of us to open on Christmas Eve. I picked out "Mommy's Artist" for Maddie,
a travel bag, or carry-on for Eric (symbolizing his 100,000+ miles he's flown since April this year) Eric, please comment with your total, I know it was over 100,000!
and a Mommy and Baby bear having storytime for myself. (Yes, I picked out my own...it took the pressure off Eric and I was sure to get one I liked) :)
We also picked out a special ornament for my mom since she was here, but she took it home so I don't have a picture...
Here's Maddie with her ornament.
And touching Grandma's ornament.
Mommy and Daddy had to help with a few just to keep her moving at a pace that would get us through all the presents in one day (ok, that made it sound like there were a lot more presents than there were...)
Then Daddy helped her open this book from Aunt Laura. It's a potty book and she is SO into it! Eric read it to her once right away, then we read it to her a couple more times Christmas day and finally I had to HIDE it from her so I could get a break from it :) Plus, it's paper pages and she's not quite ready for those books all by herself yet...
Then Maddie got a really sweet handmade "Old World" costume from Auntie Nancy. Eric just couldn't resist trying on the hat...(it's elastic in the back, that's how it fit over his big head :))
Then we moved on to the playroom. What could possibly be under this big blanket?!?! :)