I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family & friends. Everything about this Christmas was amazing.
Ava showed me a new meaning to Christmas. I saw so much joy in her face that I didn’t care about anything else besides spending time with my family.
Marc and I didn’t go crazy on presents with each other, we were just too excited to give Ava gifts that it didn’t matter what we got each other.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little stressed about the amount of toys we currently have in our house right now. Between all the gifts Ava received on her birthday & Christmas we basically have a small toy store.
I think we need to stash some away so she doesn’t get overwhelmed.
Here is a quick photo recap from our Christmas Celebrations:
Christmas Eve we went to Marc’s parents house in Rhode Island.
We got to watch Ava play with her cousins and we all enjoyed the numerous courses that Marc’s dad served to complete the “Italian 7 Fishes.”
I don’t eat all the courses but I did enjoy some delicious stuffed mushrooms, stuffed clams, etc.
When it was time to open presents I was so excited. Well I was excited to live through the kids. They had a blast tearing through presents and unwrapping the insane amount of gifts that they each received.
Ava truly loves her cousins and I couldn’t help but smile when I saw her rocking her little cousin Amelia in her little rocker.
It was such a fun night and went by way too fast.
Christmas morning was hands down my FAVORITE moment of the year.
When Ava woke up we told her Santa came, she got excited and started to walk down the stairs.
She bent down and looked at the tree, smiled, looked at us and started listing some of the big toys she got that she could see (that were unwrapped). She tried to move faster down the stairs and almost fell.. luckily she caught herself.
When she saw all the presents she couldn’t hold back her smile. It took her a while to get through all her presents because each one she opened she wanted to play with for a while.
It was such a fun morning that when we looked at the clock and it said 12pm we were shocked. It was time for my parents to arrive and for us to have some Christmas lunch and open more presents!
The day flew by and we enjoyed each other’s company. To be honest the rest of the day I didn’t take a single picture. I put my phone to the side and just enjoyed living in the moment with my family. It was PERFECT and a great ending to Christmas.
To continue our celebrations a little longer, we had a friends christmas party yesterday.
It was so much fun to hang out, chat with my friends, and of course see the kids open some gifts!
Do you have kids? Were they excited to see what was under the tree?
What was your favorite gift?