Thankfully we made it through the night and Raya got a little sleep. We work up at 7am and Raya said she felt good enough to go see if Santa had come, so I got my camera ready and Lee sent the girls out to see their big gift---the long awaited pink kitchen.
Let's just say there reactions were not what I expected:
|So much for the matching Christmas morning pjs....Raya's had puke on them :-P|
|Have you ever seen two little girls more excited?! LOL ...I think Brielle was just completely confused, and poor Raya couldn't muster up the strength to say anything more than "look, my pink kitchen" ---I know she was super excited on the inside ;-)|
|Poor Raya wanted to play so bad, but you could tell she still felt sick :-(|
While we got ready to head downstairs (to see if Santa ate the cookies and milk, see the stockings, etc.) Raya waited in the bucket we were keeping nearby---just in case of more puke! Luckily she never did puke again after the episode at night.
Downstairs the girls found their stockings, some more presents from Santa (unwrapped) and a few from Lee and I (wrapped). I really did cut back big time on the number of gifts this year, and I'm glad considering poor Raya didn't have the stamina this year to open much more anyways! They each got a Barbie and some Dora chapsticks in their stockings, and then they got legos and a learning pie sorter game from Santa....and then from Lee and I they each got two games. Raya was so sweet---when I told her that Mommy and Daddy had gotten her a few presents too, in addition to Santa, she immediately gave me a big hug and said "thanks mommy!" awww :-) We kind of messed up a little though, because Lee and I didn't buy gifts for eachother---instead we went shopping together and sort of bought eachother gifts while we were out together that way---then everyone gets exactly what they want! Plus we buy ourselves stuff all the time lol. But anyways, Raya was quite upset that "Santa" hadn't left Lee or I anything in our stockings! Oops. Note to self---next year we need to buy eachother stuff for stockings :-P
|Checking out the downstairs loot!|
|Putting on the Dora chapsticks! (this is why Brielle's hair is always in a little ponytail!)|
|No matter how many times I tell her, she insists on wiping chapstick all over her entire face LOL|
|Raya's lips are fruitylicious!|
|A princess cupcake game|
|A minnie bingo game|
|Thankfully this was the last present---you can tell Raya is ready to lay down again! (The 4th game they got from us---not pictured---was a Melissa and Doug sandwich stacking game)|
|She looked so pitiful on the couch rubbing Dora chapstick on her lips---the only new gift she had the energy to "play" with LOL|
|Brielle had fun playing with their kitchen though!|
|Checking out the Minnie Mouse bingo game|
|Raya would get occassional bursts of energy---here they are playing with Brielle's new legos!|
|For furniture Lee got me 3 big bookcases to store toys...and my parents had gotten the girls a table and chairs and a toybox/bench....so that's what Lee and my dad were working on putting together :-P|
By the end of the day the boys had all the furniture built, and my mom helped me put all the toys away---now we have some good lookinng rooms for the girls! hehe
Here is the kitchen in it's new spot in the girls' bedroom...the colors match so perfectly!
|I still need to do some more organizing on the shelves...|
I'm going to have all the cute wooden food sets displayed and then all the mismatched kitchen stuff inside the kitchen
---with overflow in a tote that we can pull out as needed
And now the playroom! The nursery furniture is gone and we have an awesome play space now!
It's only been less than a day, but already I'm so glad we moved the playroom upstairs. Now there is no more dragging toys up and down the stairs...and the new space is much brighter too. (I still have tons of accessorizing to do, but here's how we set it up! I need to get curtains, cushions and/or pillows for the "window seat" toy box, some sort of wall display above the *short* bookcase (which I will paint---it's an old handmedown and needs repainted), and I also want a couple cute placemats for the table to help protect it from wear and tear. We actually still have empty shelves and empty totes to fill up, so there is more space in here than I expected!
|Woodland play land! :-) The new toybox stores all the stuffed animals/dolls...I want to make it more of a window seat with a cushion or pillow or something|
|This is that rug I mentioned buying awhile back---I love it!|
|So glad I sold a bunch of baby toys---they still have too much crap! lol :-)|
|Behind Brielle is that short bbookshelf I want to paint (hoping to paint it a red color to match the new chairs) ...and above the bookshelf I want to do a bunch of frames in all different colors to match the rug :-)|
|The new table is so cute. It's by Kidkraft and really sturdy...my mom and I can sit at it no problem. It should last the girls a really long time!|
So there you have it---our Christmas Day! Thankfully today Raya woke up feeling just fine and no one else is sick....so Sawyer is actually coming over for a sleepover tonight and Raya is out of her mind excited haha. Then tomorrow Lee is watching all the kids while I go shopping with my mom for the day! She's taking me out for the rest of my Christmas present/Birthday present (my birthday is in January). Then Thursday night Lee plans to take both girls with him to his parents' for the weekend (first time Brielle has gone without me!) so I get an entire quiet weekend just for Mama! :-)