Christmas 2016

Christmas was extra special this year because my parents flew in to spend it with us. This was the first Christmas I've spent with them since 2009 and obviously the girls first ever. To say that they were thrilled just doesn't cut it. It was probably one of the best surprises we have ever pulled off!

They were here for 9 days and we had so much fun hanging out and taking part in some of our favorite Christmas traditions together. I honestly don't think we'll ever be able top this Christmas. We made cookies, spent time at the park, and just played. It was the best.

On Christmas Eve we attended church and went out for a delicious dinner.

We always let the girls open one present on Christmas Eve. They picked their presents from their GG and they loved them. Emerson is currently Trolls obsessed and Adelyn has been asking for a cash register for months so these gifts couldn't have better.

Last year we started a new tradition of letting the girls sleep with their elves on Christmas Eve. They look forward to it all month and it's a great way to say good-bye to Cupcake and Frost.

After the girls went to bed, Santa came! Adelyn's big wish was a bike and Emerson wanted Trolls. I think they both did pretty well. :)

The girls were up at around 5:30 because they were so excited to see what Santa bought. We were riding bikes and painting before the sun was even up.

As soon as the sun was really up, we took Adelyn's bike outside for a spin.

We spent the rest of the day playing and eating, two of my favorite things!

I didn't take as many pictures as I hoped to, but I'm ok with it because it was just such a special day. Is it bad that I'm already counting down to Christmas 2017?
Emily Powell said...

having my mom so close by is something I know I take for granted. So glad y'all were able to spend some time together :)

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