Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve was spent at my mom’s house.  It was a great afternoon and Eliza learned how to open gifts and tear wrapping paper.  Her favorite present was a princess tent that her Papa (Jerry) gave her.  It had to go up as soon as we got home, and it was very hard to get her to go to bed that night since she didn’t want to get out!

Christmas morning was very relaxing since Eliza’s still too young to get too crazy or excited, although she did start to catch on pretty quickly.  As soon as she got out of bed she had to go play in her new tent.  Soon after waking up our friend Mallory came over to celebrate Christmas morning with us.  She wasn’t able to go home for the holidays and we love spending time with her.  We were able to relax, hang out, open presents, have cinnamon rolls, listen to Christmas music, and watch Eliza play - a perfect morning!

Hanging out with Mallory before opening presents.  We were all in our pajamas just as Christmas morning should be.  Eliza had a horrible case of bed head!

For lunch we headed up to West Lafayette to celebrate with the Smileys.  Eliza had a great time and by then was an expert at opening presents.  In the picture below she’s holding a new dress from Kirk’s aunt and uncle that she loved.  She calls all dresses tutus!  Kirk’s parents gave her a nice wooden train set and that has been a huge hit (and has taken over our living room along with her princess tent)!

Eliza had to go down for a nap so we took an adults-only photo of the Smiley family.

Christmas night was beautiful in Indianapolis.  There was a light snow so Kirk went out and got some photos of our peaceful street.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

1 comment:

Seagers said...

I love the candles in your fireplace. Can you please come visit and decorate for me? Love you!