Our second year home for the day of Christmas with our little family was just as wonderful as last year. Having a 3 week old kept us from traveling and it was so cozy. These years at home are restful and relaxing, quite a change of pace from our typical Christmases.
It’s bittersweet, we miss seeing all of our family, especially the extended family and even old friends. It was always nice to go ‘home’ for the holidays. It’s hard living farther away because going home means long days of travel, which I didn’t miss this year. We’ve lucked out this year and our families are coming to visit us (mostly our margot) which we’re really excited about. Our little family Christmas is just the start for us this year and I’m looking forward to our Christmas extending into January.
It’s crazy that we’re now a family of four. It was so fun to take Ruby to pick out a gift for her little sister and for her to have someone to share in the celebration. Our Margot is by far our favorite gift this year. And man, having a baby during the holiday season is just magical. I originally wasn’t looking forward to the idea, but it has been so sweet.
Jordan woke up while I was feeding Margot and prepared hot chocolate and a great breakfast for us. We all went downstairs together when Ruby woke up and it was so much fun. She’s really starting to understand Christmas. The night before she insisted on wearing her Christmas sweater, which she’s been wearing all week.
Ruby seeing all the stocking filled, which was the fun surprise in our home. We’ve had most of the presents under the tree. We’re still working on our traditions for presents and gift giving and we probably have another year yet.
Sisters on their first Christmas together.
We started our morning off with our stockings, which took forever. Ruby open each gift slowly and wanted to open and play with each one.
She’s the same size as her stocking!
Ruby’s favorite present by far was this Troll’s electric toothbrush, of course.
Margot’s stocking stuffers
Margot napped through most of the Christmas morning
Ruby’s stocking stuffers
Jordan made a big breakfast of chilaquiles which was so delicious and complete with all the sides and toppings. I love this photo of Ruby with her fork and knife ready to eat!
We read the Christmas story before we opened presents. Ruby helped to find the pieces and act it out as Jordan read.
A beautiful wrapping job by the Rubester herself.
Maybe most excited about all of her art supplies she got, including her very own yuzzers (scissors)
After Ruby’s nap, we made Christmas cookies! She took such care and I was surprised by how focused and helpful she was. She loved decorating the cookies and sat there for a couple hours carefully painting each one!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas as well! As our first as a family of four and our last here in this home, it was one to remember.