|The girls on Christmas Day. These H&M sweatshirts are freaking ADORBS :-)|
Then we went and visited our friends in IL and the girls got to play with Brynley! We weren't sure we were going to go because Brielle was a little sick, but they ended up telling us to come and Brielle was fine once we got to their house. They played lots of dress up, we went and jumped and Monkey Joes, etc.
By the time we left everyone was exhausted!!
And then as we were driving home we heard Brynley had started puking. And then right when I got home *I* started puking. And then Raya started puking a day or so after that. And basically we all had the stomach flu lol.
How adorable was Raya sick on the couch though? The only girl I know who chooses to get dressed in a maxi skirt for a sick day lol.
And then luckily by the 23rd Brielle and I were both 100%. So that day I picked up Sawyer and for his Xmas present I redid his bedroom at my brother's house. We went for a robot theme! :-)
And then that night we had Christmas on my dad's side. Raya still was a little sick so her and Lee stayed home. Harper was grumpy so this is the picture we ended up with LOL
With my dad's mom
Christmas Eve we had a lazy day...some last minute shopping and then Santa baths ;-)
The girls sat out cookies and milk, reindeer food on the lawn, and in bed super excited about Santa!
And then Santa came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This year Santa brought two cardboard playhouses that you decorate/color (from Amazon) and a bunch of dress up clothes (Brielle's were from Zulily, and Raya is too big for a lot of dress up clothes so hers ended up coming from regular stores...I just bought gaudy church dress type things in big sizes on clearance and she uses them for dress up!). The princess sleeping bags Lee got on black Friday. And then the only thing Raya asked for from Santa was the "earring doll" which she LOVES. Brielle got a Barbie that plays music and lights up.
At our house Santa doesn't wrap. Growing up he did, but I just think it makes more sense that Santa doesn't wrap...the elves build it and right into the sleigh it goes! lol. Plus, I hate wrapping ;-)
However, Mama *does* wrap. And Mama spoils them :-P Daddy bought a few things too! (Although he leaves most the shopping to me haha)
The girls were very excited when they woke up and saw everything!
(Raya's eyes were still looking droopy from being sick lol...but she loved her doll!)
Some gorgeous dress up hehe
My girls are VERY girlie. So their gifts from us included makeup, hair chalk, fingernail polish, lipgloss, hair clips, etc. etc. I had gotten this hair chalk at Justice and also some brushes that had their initials on them, and Frozen tattoos. I don't buy Justice clothing as of yet but the girls are loving the glitzy accessories and products there already haha.
Raya really loves "American Girls" (although we own nothing that's actually American Girl haha. I actually think the target stuff is cuter :-P). So I got her this kitchen for her dolls from Target (it's sooo cute and comes with tons of food and accessories!)
And then I also got her this doll wardrobe and tons of clothes (all from Target as well). The wardrobe is soooo nice! Well made and huge.
Another huge hit was this musical Elsa watch (I bought from Kohls and it was much cheaper). Both girls have not taken it off! And it plays a long chunk of let it go, which Lee is going to kill me for haha. This morning Brielle was going potty and suddenly from the bathroom I hear "Let it go!!!!!!!!!!!" ....jamming to her watch on the potty hehe. It's also great for Raya practicing her numbers. She's still practicing how to say double digit numbers so telling me the time is great practice for her!
They also got Frozen sheets, Frozen necklaces, and then from my parents they got Frozen nightgowns (from Target) and frozen stuffed dolls (from Costco). Last night I posted this picture on instagram lol
|If anything Frozen exists in the world that we *don't* own, don't tell her! Lol|
We also got the girls lots of games for Christmas but we haven't played them yet . One was this Fancy Nancy game, one was Cinderella game, one was this Dora game ....and I forget the others lol.
Oh, one more thing that was a surprise hit...Brielle LOVED this Barbie!
Raya in Brielle's dress up dress hehe
Ok, now on to Christmas Day at my parents' house. The cousins are too cute, as always!
Just a tiny bit spoiled lol
We also had an extra cutie...My brother's girlfriend moved in with him awhile back...she has two little boys, ages 1 and 3. The 3 year old was with his dad on Christmas but the 1 year old joined us...he's adorable!
I had gotten this shirt for John hehe
Everything is purchased in 3's for the little girls pretty much...less fighting that way! lol
John got me and Shaleia matching zebra footie pjs LOL
My mom got Brielle this Cinderella outfit and she's OBSESSED! Her favorite gift of the entire Christmas was these clip on earrings hehe. She walked around feeling very regal :-P
Harper and Raya got these queen costumes because my mom found them for $5.
And then the king---King Sawyer
Some other favorite toys from Christmas at my parents included a hair styling station for Raya's dolls, a Dora and Friends microphone for Brielle, and rollerskates for Brielle from Uncle John and an Olaf waffle maker from Uncle John for Raya.
So phew! Made it through that epic post haha. Another awesome Christmas in the books! And I don't go back to work until January 5th so I'm going to be enjoying my vacation (and also doing a lot of photography clients---need to build up my money stash again after Christmas haha).
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!