Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Madeleine's First Christmas

Our Christmas Eve started off with an impromptu Christmas cookie party at 2 AM.
Around midnight I woke up and then poked Matt awake.
Madeleine even woke up to join us.

We put on Christmas music and made ribbon and snickerdoodle cookies!

Madeleine quickly figured out the joy of cookie dough.

The next morning we all slept in quite a bit.
When we woke up, Matt wanted to do the same thing we did last year at Outback for Christmas Eve dinner.
So off we went, but it was closed for lunch so we went across the street to Red Robin.
I've been wanting a hamburger from there for a while.
Madeleine finally learned how to use a straw a few weeks ago,
so we gave her plenty of practice.

And of course we got her a milkshake.
She absolutely loved it.

After that we went and walked around Princeton,
before going to a little holiday party in our complex.
We came home and opened one present each.

Madeleine wasn't too big on the opening present thing.
Matt had to help her quite a bit.

 But she seemed to like what was inside!

Matt read her a book and we just goofed off on our computers and talked to rest of the night.

This morning we woke up at 8:30.
I actually got up early and wanted to open gifts earlier, but Tiny wasn't awake yet.

First of all, we woke up to a white Christmas!
What a great gift. :)

Then we put Madeleine in front of her gifts.
She still had no idea what to do with them but Matt coached her through it.
It was so cute watching her.
She would get completely enthralled in each gift she unwrapped,
so we would have to take it away so that she would open the next gift.

After we were all done with that Matt made us a great breakfast and we all jumped in bed to watch Tangled.

I have no idea what we are doing for the rest of the day,
but the last few days have been great!
We are so grateful for the time we have together as a family to celebrate Christ's birthday.
It's been splendid.

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