She loves her little kitty! Thank you Gigi!
This picture is one of my absolute favorites from the day. E is obsessed with the Duck and Goose books so I decided to get her the little stuffed animals from Amazon. After she ripped off the wrapping paper Jesse opened the box and let her peak in before shutting it back quickly. The look on her face is just priceless.
And once she had Duck and Goose in her arms, she was NOT putting them down.
After we finished opening presents, we did some more food prep and then E and I headed upstairs to get ready for the day. While I was in the bathroom putting on makeup I let her play in her room, which is right by the bathroom. She was happily playing when I heard a thud and then Emerson screaming at the top of her lungs. I walked in to find her face down on the carpet right in front of her ottoman. It only took me a minute to figure out that she had been jumping on the ottoman and had fallen off right on her face. Poor baby! Luckily she was fine but she got terrible carpet burn on her forehead and nose just in time for Christmas pictures!
It was SO good! Jesse smoked the fajita meat so it tasted just like Rosa's (you Texans should know what I'm talking about!) All we were missing was the homemade tortillas!
We also made two batches of spicy red sangria and white wine sangria. It went a little faster than we expected- we should have known with 8 Marines in the house that it wouldn't last long. We will definitely be making it again! Yum!
While we were eating I looked over and saw Emerson with her head in one hand and her fork in the other. I think our sweet girl was worn out from all of the excitement!
We let her play for a little bit before getting in a few family pictures.
But we finally got a few good ones:
Once she was down we played some board games. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life! Unfortunately we were so busy playing, I didn't take any pictures!! Fail!
Once E was awake the first thing she wanted to do was play. She headed directly to her car and hopped right inside, with her baby, of course!
We spent the rest of the evening outside. Emerson rode her YBike and we watched the neighborhood kids playing with their new toys and riding their new bikes. It was so much fun to see everyone outside enjoying the beautiful weather- and I think everyone had quite the Christmas spirit even if it was 80 degrees!