Christmas 2011 (Part Two)

10:00 AM

When we arrived home Christmas Eve we had to get Libby to bed so Santa could begin to assemble gifts. The one that needed the most attention was this Dora kitchen. Even though several of the 23 screws were missing, Drew was able to work his magic.

And it was all worth it when Libby spotted it Christmas morning!

She whipped up food, took call-in orders and had a ball.

Before she opened the rest of her presents, we paused for Christmas breakfast with all of her grandparents.

I tried a new crock pot breakfast casserole. It had eggs, hash browns, sausage, peppers and good! I will post the recipe in a later post.

After we all ate, Libby got to open presents from us and a few special packages. Like this one from her Uncle Drew in Colorado.

At this point my living room looked like a bomb exploded! We hugged the grandparents good bye, took showers and got ready for our next stop - Christmas lunch with my husband's side of the family.

There was a house full of aunts, uncles and cousins.

This was our attempt to get a picture of all the great grandchildren. Yes, it was as chaotic as it looks!

After lunch we got to open more presents. And Libby's favorite gift this round was a just-her-size guitar. She has hardly put it down since opening it.  

We wrapped up a fun afternoon with the Parkmans and had one more stop, Drew's parent's house. Libby opened EVEN MORE PRESENTS. (Oh my goodness!) She got the most precious Bitty Baby and stroller along with clothes and toys.

Then the glorious hour finally arrived...nap time!

We had one last family celebration. Thankfully, we had a little break and got together Monday, the day after Christmas. We had another big meal and spent time with some of Drew's cousins that we don't see as much as we'd like.

We all enjoyed catching up with the Lett family. And believe it or not, she got to open more presents. Thankfully that was the last of the loot. It's a good thing because we have no more room inside the walls of our house. I predict a some sorting through toys boxes while Libby naps in the near future. ;)

It was a wonderful few days! We couldn't have asked for more. Libby was spoiled with wonderful gifts, as were we. And each holiday we get to spend with our entire family is a blessing.

Christmas 2011 was a good one! I hope by posting these pictures and memories I won't soon forget how lucky we really are.

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  1. I love the look on her face as she spots the kitchen! Pure Christmas Magic!
    It looks like a wonderful day, with special people.
    P.S. I need that recipe - NOW!! :)

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