I wanted to share our Christmas with you and to document Ayla's first Christmas. So here goes:
On Christmas Eve we went to Aunt Marion's for a Christmas party with my side of the family. We were there from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. We ate Sloppy Joes and opened presents from each other and spent time together.
Ayla with Aunt Marion.
This was her first gift of the night. It was a baby doll from Grandma and Grandpa Wiechert.
L to R Johnny, Monty, Ayla, Marion and uncle Ernie.
My nephew Lane opening a present. It is always so fun to watch him open presents because he always gets so excited. Jasmine is sitting next to him. She is my cousin Harriett's daughter.
Ayla with her daddy, opening a gift from Aunt Marion. It was a Sea Turtle night light. Super cute!
Ayla had found Aunt Marion's plant and tore a leaf off and was playing with it.
She was trying to put the leaf in every one's mouth. She didn't get in my mouth though the picture looks like she did.
She succeeded with Grandpa, though. LOL!!!
I had to get a picture with my dad!
If you click on the picture you can see that Ayla still has the leaf in her hand. She cracks me up.
Kurt had followed me downstairs because I had to do some laundry and he found:
He liked it so much that he wants one now.
I had to get a picture with my cousin Harriett because ever since I was little, people always told me I looked like her.
I had to get a picture of us leaving with Ayla in her coat. Notice that her coat matches Grandma Chris's coat. Grandma bought Ayla her coat for that exact reason.
After we left Marion's, we went to Kurt's parents for the rest of the evening. We had some honey baked ham and some Lion House rolls again. Just like Thanksgiving.
And I got a cute picture of Baby Kurt just like I said I would in an earlier post. He is wearing a sleeper that says "My first Christmas." Yes, it was his first Christmas too.
Morganne loves to play with her uncle Kurt.
Notice how they are doing the same movement. I not so sure what they were doing and I think Ayla is trying to figure it out.
Of course Ayla wanted to play with Baby Kurt.
She loves babies and she loves Baby Kurt.
This is our niece Brooke when they arrived. We waited until everyone was there before we opened gifts.
I was so happy that Brooke loved her sock doll.
Morganne likes hers too.
I had to get a picture of Ayla opening one of her presents from Grandma and Grandpa Perry. Too cute. It was an animal toy train. She loves it.
Grandma and Grandpa Perry bought Morganne and Brooke these adorable night gowns with matching teddy bears. I had to get a picture of Morganne in hers. Isn't she just a doll?
After the wonderful evening with Kurt's family, we headed home so we could get the kiddo to sleep so that Santa could come.
And he did.
This is what Ayla woke up too.
She loves her little Giraffe bike.
Ayla opening one of the books she got.
She got two books, a pair of pants and an electronic ball that lights up and makes animal noises. Thanks Santa!
Then we let her open her dolls from Mommy and Daddy. She loves the hair.
Like I said she loves the hair.
I actually had to put the dolls up because she pulled a lock of hair out of the little one. I guess she is too young for them but she will know that Mommy made them for her for her first Christmas.
We relaxed most of the day and then I had to finish up some cakes I made and then we headed out to my cousin Harriett's house for their Christmas party they have every year. The crazy thing is it was only raining when we headed out there and we were there for only an hour and then my cousin Harriett said, "Wow! look at the blizzard out there!" She was not kidding. It was a blizzard. I freaked out and said "Let's get home!" So we packed up and left in a matter of minutes. I was so freaked on the way home. I was glad Kurt was driving. If he wasn't, we would have stayed at my sister's for the night because there is no way I would have driven through that blizzard. I hid in the back seat with Ayla and I could not even look up. I have anxiety as it is being in a car and driving and it gets really bad when it snows. So I don't drive in it if I don't have to. Plus, I think I am getting worse the older I get. Kurt did a great job and got us home safe. Thank you honey! We had a wonderful Christmas because we got to see all of the family and we got to spend time as a little family. That was the best part.