Fa La La La La, Woof!

Ha, sorry, Ella LOVES all of the Biscuit books and in the Christmas one they sing along with the carolers and it goes “Fa la la la la. Woof!” so Ella will walk around the house singing this, it’s too cute.

 Since Brad had to work on Sunday, Ella and I were able to get some Christmas Eve things done that day. We made cookies for Santa. . . .
Yum! No Bake Cookies!
We wrapped presents for Daddy!
 Ella LOVED taking them over to put under the tree for Daddy!

And then we just hung out and treated it like any other day. I was able to get ALL of Ella’s gifts wrapped during her wonderful 3 hour nap!
We had a pretty non-traditional Christmas Eve dinner of Bacon Cheeseburgers and Fries once Daddy got home. Then we gave Ella a bath and it was time for bed. Ella got to open her final advent book and some Christmas Jammies that night and was so excited, her jammies included some Princess slippers which she was amazed by and kept telling us “They Sparkle!”
When I went to tuck her in I told her I was going to put her cookies by the tree for Santa and she says “No! I don’t like him!” Ha, her trip to see the mall Santa this year seems to have scarred her!
After she was in bed it was time for Mommy and Daddy to get down to business. I took on “Operation Cozy Coupe” and Brad took on “Operation Kitchen” 1 & 3 1/2 hours later (respectively) we were both ready for a stiff drink (sigh) and ready to set up for Santa!
How things looked when Ella went to bed:
And. . . .after:

And before you go thinking “Woah, you went overboard parents!” Yes it was still a TON of presents but not all from us (or Santa!) anything that grandparents, aunts, uncles, whoever sent to our house I wrapped in the same paper and we put out for the more dramatic affect after she was in bed. Then when she’d open something we’d say “Oh, Santa Brought that one from insert name here“. Anyway, I will now stop talking so much and just insert pictures of my kid opening her gifts on Christmas morning.

“Santa brought me a car!!!”

And this is the lovely point in the morning where my camera battery died so we had to move to the point & shoot. Blah!

 “Mommy! Take a picture with Ella!” And this is what we got, haha!

After the gift opening was done we had Alicia come over with the boys for breakfast, Ella sure does love Baby Kai!

Ha! It was an amazing morning, we spent all day playing in the kitchen (Ella’s kitchen of course) and we cleared out the Christmas tree to make room, she now has her own little area in the Sun Room (since she needed more area, ha!) that has her kitchen, and her table and chairs. She’s set!
While she was down for her nap I was able to run some errands and get everything ready to put in the oven for dinner. We had Darren & Alicia and the boys come back over for dinner with us and just have a nice evening together.
We had an amazing Christmas, I cannot wait for next year when Ella “Gets it” even more than this year and she has her baby sister here to share it with! I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas spent with family and friends! I know we did!

And the angel said unto them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” Luke 2:10-14
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