It's crazy that Christmas was Tuesday, and it already feels forever ago. :-(
I need to write something before I forget everything. Which is pretty common these days.
Pearce woke up at 7:36am, and came straight to our bedroom like she does every morning. I wondered if she would think to go look in the living room for presents first, but she didn't. So I asked her if Santa came, and she said, "no." So I told her to go see if there are any presents by the tree, and she turned the corner and and excitedly said, "Santa did come!!" And then she noticed the plate of cookies we left for Santa and that he hadn't finished all of them. And she kinda got hung up on that for a while. hahahaha She couldn't believe he wouldn't eat all of the cookies. hahahaha But I read her the note he left on the plate, to change the subject.
Funny that as soon as I started taking pictures before she opened first gift, this was the shot I got -- mid-yawn! perfect! Because that is how I felt!
I always thought I'd be the kind of mom who'd dictate which present to open first and the order thereafter.... (like I do with Jeremy ;-) But I didn't. I figured, I guess it really doesn't matter. BUT, I was happy when she opened her little pearl necklace and jewelery box first. She has taken such good care of a bracelet my mom got for her when we were in New Orleans over a year ago, that I thought I could start getting her (cheap) cute jewelery to wear. And every time we go to Potterybarn kids for storytime, she ALWAYS plays with the ballerina music boxes, so when I saw a floor sample go on sale 2 months ago, I snatched it and patiently waited to wrap it. She loves it and plays with the ballerina like a doll, taking it off its stand, and taking skirt on and off.
Henry got a few things, too. Mostly things Pearce said Henry would like -- a dinosaur and a barn with animals. She also said he wanted a truck, and that he didn't get one from Santa, so we need to get him one still. I thought it was cute when Pearce saw the dinosaur that she quickly brought it to my belly, and wiggled it on my belly saying, "Here you go Henry!! Here is your toy."
Pearce loves her play kitchen, and pretends to make cookies in it all the time, so she was excited when she saw tangible cookies to bake and play with.
Whenever I asked Pearce what she wanted from Christmas it was always a resounding, "Castles or princesses."
Love that happy little face. And also how the dinosaur is involved with castle/princess play.
Such a Pearce face below. Happy kid = happy mama and daddy. She also likes Henry's barn toy, too. She is about to enter the permanent world of sharing!! It's been hard when she has playdates to share, and it's exhausting to constantly teach sharing when she's with other kids. So she'll be getting a crash course very soon.
Freddie and Laura came over for a Christmas early dinner, but I rarely get pictures of us together, because we usually eat so fast, then they all go downstairs for coma-time. But I am grateful to have some family nearby and spend time with them.