It was a little hard to get into the Christmas spirit at first since we got back from the States a week in to the month and were dealing with jet lag, but we forced ourselves to get out and a get a tree quickly and hurry to decorate the house. I was glad we got everything ready because Reese loved all the decorations and was totally in the Christmas mood which helped get Nate and I into the spirit as well.
The week before Christmas we had a ton of snow storms that brought us close to a foot of snow. Reese loved playing out in it and took turns having us pull her on the sled and making Jaeger go for a ride while she pulled it.
On Christmas Eve we had our usual seafood dinner of crab and deep fried shrimp, Nate and I love this tradition but since Reese knew we were opening presents after dinner she had a hard time staying focused on eating. After dinner we opened presents from Nate’s family. Reese was so excited and wanted to be in charge of handing them out and opening them and playing with them all at once, she was so cute.
On Christmas morning Reese let us sleep in, she still doesn’t get the whole rush downstairs thing. When she finally got us up we saw what Santa had brought her and then had breakfast which Nate and I both agreed would probably be the last time we’d get to eat breakfast before we opened presents, she was antsy the whole time. She was so excited to unwrap the presents and then start playing with her new things. She loved Christmas so much that she still sings Christmas carols and asks us when Santa is coming back.