Where is this Santa dude Mom has been telling us about?
This was Ruby’s first Christmas at our house. After the last three years of bittersweet Christmases, I was looking forward to a happy Christmas and to making new memories. As you’ll see in the photos below, the girls had a great time. I was too busy enjoying watching them to take a lot of pictures, but I’ll share the ones I have!
We opened our presents on Christmas Eve. But first, Allegra and Ruby got a little taste of eggnogg.
Then I got all our presents out of the closet. I didn’t think it was a good idea to keep them under the tree throughout the season, and the fact that Allegra almost immediately went to work chewing on ribbons and bows proved me right!
It was getting too challenging to keep an eye on both of them and open presents at the same time. A Christmas Eve trip to the emergency clinic was most definitely not part of my Christmas plans, so the first thing I did was take all the ribbons and bows off all the presents. Then we took our time opening presents. I think the girls enjoyed the paper and boxes far more than the actual presents.
We saved opening the Christmas stockings for last.
The girls spent the rest of the evening batting their new toys around when they weren’t chasing each other in and out of the “tent” underneath the Christmas tree.
Christmas morning started with a special breakfast for the girls, and then they went off to play with their new toys. Here’s some video of them playing with a new interactive toy. Allegra and Ruby took matters into their own paws and ripped the toy out of my hand. Apparently, in their minds, I wasn’t doing it right. Don’t try this at home – this is not how interactive toys are supposed to be used!
My favorite Christmas moment: Allegra graced me with some lap time late Christmas Eve, just before we went to bed. Since she still doesn’t sit in my lap very often, it felt like a very special dose of Christmas magic.
Did you have a good Christmas? Share some of your favorite moments in a comment!