December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Our first Christmas as a family of three has been everything we expected.  We have each other and that's all we need!  We enjoyed spending the day at home today playing with all of Kyla's new toys!  It's crazy to think about a year ago today.  Tyler and I stayed home Christmas day since I was really pregnant and just sat around thinking about what this year would  be like with our little girl.  We were so ready for her to be here.  I can't wait to see what Christmas 2012 will bring!

Last night we went to my mom's to open gifts.  Kyla wasn't too interested in opening any.  She was more interested in eating the paper and crawling all over the house to see what everyone else got.  Emma, Gianna and Kyla all wore their adorable Christmas tree shirts that Shawna made.  Of course I didn't get a great picture.  An (almost) one year old, 3 1/2 year old and 7 year old.  Not exactly great picture posers yet.  But they're still the cutest little red heads I've ever seen!

I take that back...Gianna is a great picture poser!  Emma is too, but she was so busy trying to get Kyla to cooperate!

Daddy opening presents with Kyla

When we got home, we put out the cookies and milk for Santa...

And snuggled a little bit on the couch...

And went to bed and waited for the big guy to come!

He came!  Time to open presents!

Wooden maze from Grandma and Grandpa

She played with this ALL day!

Who needs presents?

Daddy helping open the next one

A sled from Grandma and Grandpa!  She loves it...especially when Daddy pulls her around the house!  Now we just need some snow pants.  Oh yeah, and some snow!

Loves her new puzzles!

Stacking cups!

Wooden train

I got a Sony Bloggie for Christmas (along with a ton of other great stuff)!  We have a video camera, but I've been wanting something like this so I can just pull it out and take a quick video of Kyla and easily upload it.  I tried taking some videos today.  I thought I would get Kyla opening presents, having a blast.  Every time I pushed record, she crawled into the kitchen to get into my drawers.  I will post a cute video soon though!

Tonight we got ready for the Packers vs. Bears game!  It's two against one in our house!  Daddy and his Bears are outnumbered.

We still love you Daddy!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse musical book from her cousins!

She sat on my lap for a good 15 minutes playing with this.

What a great Christmas we had!  And after a long day, it's time for bed!

The best part of my day was waking up and going into Kyla's room with Tyler and saying "Merry Christmas!" and seeing the big smile on her face.  It's like she knew it was a special day.  She was so happy and excited!  I can't wait to continue our family traditions next year and make new ones since Kyla will be even more excited for Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great day!  Thank you to everyone for all the great gifts!  We are truly blessed to have such an amazing family!


  1. And we are truly blessed to have you guys in our family!!! Love all the pictures!
    Love mom

  2. Aww, they look adorable in their matching shirts! I think I might have to share that picture on my next Fashion Friday lol :-)

    And I've been trying to think of a couple presents to get Brielle for her birthday and couldn't think of anything--but that bead maze thing looks very neat! I think I may have to get that!

    And you're right--next year will be even more fun--Kyla will be old enough to tear into those presents like crazy!