Thursday, January 10, 2013

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas 2012: Part 2

We headed over to my mom's house around noon on Christmas Day for celebration #2.
This is what happens when I try to take a picture of my kids. Caroline poses nicely and "tries" to hold Matthew down, and Matthew screams and tries to get away:

Caroline wanted to wear her new "rainbow" dress instead of her dress that matched Matthew. I couldn't put up a fight about it on Christmas day. Man, I really need to work on that whole "expectations" thing!
I love my handsome hubby so much!!
Me & my Nannie!!! Best grandma in the whole wide world!!!
Santa came to my mom's house too:

Shortly after arriving at my mom's house, it started to sleet and snow. We had a white Christmas! In Dallas! On Christmas Day! Nothing better than that.
We spent the rest of Christmas day opening gifts, eating a DELICIOUS lunch my mom made, playing games, and enjoying our time together.
Caroline received her FIRST American Girl Doll from my mom:
Funny story...if you know me, you konw I tend to get a "little" excited about everything stuff. Well, I was so excited about Caroline getting her first AG doll. I had one (Kirsten) and remember how much I loved her. So for it to be my daughter's turn, well, that was just really fun for me. So I might have been jumping up and down while yelling and taking pictures. And if you know Caroline, you know she has more of her daddy's personality and is more even-keel about everything. She was excited but shows it differently than me. Later, she told me "mommy, you were even more excited than me when I opened up Caroline". I thought that was funny. Anyway, meet the newest member of our family:
Caroline Abbott

And this is how Caroline shows her excitement :-) My precious, sweet-natured, calm girl:
My aunt gave me this sign for our playroom and I LOVED it!!
So pretty: 

Matthew, quickly checking to see if I'm still there with my camera. Little adorable stinker! 

One of my favorite parts of Christmas happened when we got home on Christmas night. We put the very tired kids to bed, put on our "cozies", and had timed races against each other on the Plasma Cars. It was hilarious!!! Matt, his parents, and I were laughing so hard we were practially rolling on the floor. We have some awesome video of this competition: 

Merry Christmas 2012 to all!!!

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