Monday, December 27, 2010


ready. set. go.

this is probably the longest post ever. sorry.

on christmas eve we did christmas with my step-mom, melanie's family. it was a lot of fun! we went to melanie's brother's house, which was gorgeous. addison had a little playmate, drew, that was there. he's a year older than her. she was very hyper, which was very surprising. her and drew played just about the whole time. it was so cute!

we had dinner and then opened presents. addison really racked up!! she got so many gifts. she was running around carrying everything she got. it was pretty funny.

while we were there, it started snowing. when we left, which wasn't until around 10, there was already some snow on the ground. addison's bed time is around 8:30, so she was already up well past her bed time. but she did really well!

we left and went back to my dad and melanie's and opened gifts. i took addison's pjs so she could be comfy while we did gifts. she was getting pretty restless towards the end, but i think she did really well. she got a little people doll house, an elmo book, and a cute print from mosie posies. i got a pair of uggs (yay!!), some much needed makeup, some heads for my toothbrush (i actually asked for them), and some money. i was so tempted to wear my uggs home, but i didn't. i did try them on when i got home though. i realized that i've gotten a pair of uggs for the past 4 christmases. maybe i'll keep that up :)

when we left, it was still snowing. i was a little nervous about driving, but there wasn't really any snow on the roads. we ended up getting home around 11:30, then we laid cookies out for santa and i put addison to bed. then i was santa!! i had to put together a soccer goal and lay out all of the presents. it didn't take as long as i thought it would, so i was happy about that!

i think santa may have gone a little overboard this year. i didn't realize how much addison was getting until i started putting it out...

since we got home so late, addison slept in a little late. chris came over and we let addison see all of her gifts from santa. she was a little overwhelmed. i don't think she looked at everything she got, but she did play with a lot of it. her favorites were her scooter, her laptop, and her soccer goal.

after we did santa gifts, my granny came over and we ate breakfast. my mom and i (and by mom and i, i mean my mom) made hashbrowns, sausage pinwheels, crescent rolls, and cheese eggs. it was yummy!

after breakfast, we opened gifts. addison was really tired by this point, and she wasn't really into opening presents. she opened a few, but then lost interest. she ended up helping everyone else open presents and we saved the rest of her presents for later.

my mom must have seen my christmas wishlist post because she got me a kindle, a pair of ray ban aviator's, and the lisa leonard keychain, as well as a few other things that weren't on my list. i was so surprised! i'm not even going to attempt to list all that addison got.

i was so excited to see my mom open her gift...

she got an ipad! yay! i ordered it on black friday and i wanted to open it so bad! but i didn't. she was so surprised and happy, and she's been playing with it ever since.

last night, i also ordered myself a christmas present. i played with my mom's ipad for a bit, and decided i'd rather have that than a kindle, especially since you can get the kindle app on the ipad. so i'm returning the kindle and putting that money and all the money i got as gifts toward an ipad. and i ordered it last night, along with a cute pink case. yay!!!! i'm so excited! i couldn't wait.

so, that was our long, exciting, fun, wonderful christmas! i hope everyone's christmas was just as wonderful! so, what's your favorite present you got this year?


whitney said...

my ipad and uggs for sure :)

Lea Liz said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas!
Addison is sooo cute! It is so easy to go overboard for our babies!!!!

I got an ipad too!!

Paige said...

Addison is so very adorable, and I agree with Lea that it is way to easy to go overboard for our children. I do it every year, not meaning too.

Mama Pea said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! Addison is so cute! Did you not wrap the presents? I kinda wish I'd thought of that for Sweet Pea, he didn't quite get the concept of unwrapping :-P