Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Morning

We all came down at a very respectable 8:00am. The girls have never been ones to rise early ever and that has, fabulously, always included Christmas morning!
Grace adores the Bruins, especially Dennis Seidenberg. Finding this minifig was too good to be true!
In our Christmas jammies. 
Gifts for papa. 
The girls loved hearing that when David was a kid he had a potato clock. They decided that they wanted to get him one for Christmas. He was so surprised! 
While we were on Amazon ordering the Potato Clock we also came across this Robot Brush. Needless to say, he's got some projects to keep him busy! 
Opening Santa gifts. 
He leaves one gift (of his choosing and always something wooden) for each girl. 
A Star Girl for our sweet Emma. 
And a peacock for our bird loving girl. 
For the last several years we have used the poem: "Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read" to guide our gift selections for each girl. It really has been such a blessing in so very many ways. The pictures below contain the items for each girl that correspond to the aforementioned poem. 
A tooth fairy door for Emma! 
Some much dreamed about terra cotta bird whistles for Grace. 
The kind soul that we met at Disney (who was able to get us in to meet Elsa and Anna in only five minutes) got in touch with me in October to ask if we needed anything from Disney for the girls for Christmas. He was going in early November and was happy to pick things up for us if we'd like. After a little bit of discussion we decided that Anna's coronation dress would be perfect for Emma's "something to wear" gift. Her smile here says it all! Many thanks to Adam for making this Christmas gift possible! 
Once the gifts were all opened it was time for the obligatory Christmas morning Lego building. 
We got such a kick out of the fact that Hallmark Movies and Mysteries was broadcasting a fireplace scene complete with cat and Christmas music all morning long! It was the perfect thing to build Legos and relax to. 
It was an absolutely lovely Christmas morning. Peaceful and sweet, full of lovely memories and many dreams come true! We hope your day was just as lovely, too! xo


  1. Sounds just lovely Shel. So happy you guys enjoyed your day. Grace and Emma are looking so grown up. xo

    1. Isn't it crazy how much older they look?! Thank you so much for the goodies for our stockings! It's always such fun to have you as a part of our celebrations even though your miles and miles away! xo

  2. I love those clay bird pipes!! So cute. Looks like a wonderful Christmas morning, Shel. So glad you all had a Merry Christmas!!! xx

    1. Grace had been dreaming of them for awhile! So happy to have made that dream come true this Christmas! xo