Monday, December 5, 2011

Bubbling Over

There are no words...just no words at all for the way I'm feeling right now. My heart aches...but in a really, really good way - in a way that only the magic of the Christmas season can bring. Our weekend was filled with squeaks and squeals of joy and sighs of pure contentment. Sometimes being a parent is just plain fun!

It all began on December 1st when Santa dropped off Moe the Elf and our girls' Christmas jammies for the season.

Eric washed the girls in a bubbly bath while I set up our little display on the front porch. I swear the glass was foggy and not filthy. :)

After the girls were lotioned and dressed they went into their bedroom (like they did last year) to play with their daddy. Just another night in the Robert household...until...ding dong! The international signal for children to scurry to the door.

Now, I'm not exactly sure how this is going to work when the girls get older, because it just so happened that I was standing there with my camera papparazzing my kids to death with photos during what should have been a routine trip to the front door. Eventually that is going to spark some suspicion in my little ones. But for now, it's all cool. :)

Evelyn's excited gasps made the whole thing totally worth it. I love her theatrical reactions to just about everything these days, and when they come after one of my plans have come to fruition it is total icing on the cake for me.

We brought our packages inside, set Moe up in the Christmas tree, and read a note that Santa and Mrs. Clause left for the girls. (The note was written on the computer in Eric's handwriting. Yes, he created his own font, and yes, he is very excited about it, haha.) Then we let them go after those presents!

Gracie found that her box made an adequate seat at first, but eventually she caught on and tore right in. I swear there could have been rubbish in those boxes and my kids would have thought it was wonderful.

But it wasn't rubbish at all. It was something to wear...and for my little girls, that is the best gift in the world! :)

Grace decided the tag of her jammies made an excellent telephone.

And Evie used her pants and top as pom poms as she shouted "Go Team!" all around the house.

It was a good night. A family tradition kept a live for another year! But fast-forward to last night and that's where my Christmas cup truly runneth over. And over and over. We're talking streams of nog and wassail here, my friends.

And I don't mean to be a tease or anything, but I've literally run out of time today to tell you all about it. (Sorry!) I promise to share all of our holiday happenings with you tomorrow. It would have been a beast of a post to read today, anyway. :) And oh my goodness, don't even get me started on the cookies - the cookies which consumed most of this weekend. My mom and I had lots of fun once again this year baking up all of the family Christmas cookies in one weekend. Looks like I have a lot to share and not a lot of time to do it! So I hope you'll stick it out with me! Tommorow: Partying it up with Old St. Nick. And on Wednesday: Cookie Baking Extravaganza 2011!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... :D


Kim Luke said...

soo cute! what a great idea! We didn't get a elf on the shelf again this year! :( I told Dane a few nights ago it is a MUST for next year!
and I just love how Gracie was on top of her box. hilarious!

Ashley Mitchell said...

Soo cute. Your girls are precious! I believe everyone needs an elf on the shelf! So much fun!

Cassie said...

awww yay!

did you go to the kc christmas party last night? i totally forgot about it until josh said that's where his parents were. your post last year made me not want to miss it this year, but we did. boo!
can't wait!!

Adrien said...

Oh yes, every child should have an elf on the shelf, at least for one year. Though, I must admit Moe has been pretty inactive so far. We've just been so busy so far this month! I'm quickly losing mommy points on that one.

Yep, Cassie - that's where we were last night! Darn that you weren't there, because I'm certain our kiddos would have been running around like fools together, haha. Next year!!


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