We had such a good time this Christmas! Being Lauren’s second, she was so much more into it this year. To see her open presents, you would definitely know she was my child. She was so neat when unwrapping her gifts – slow and precise with each pull of paper, pausing to hand you scrap after scrap so you could dispose of it. It was fun to watch and so exciting when she finally discovered the surprises awaiting her underneath the wrapping paper! Of course, Lauren got too many presents to appreciate them all at once, so we have been taking time over the past several days to play with each one and she’s having such a great time with them all! There a just too many gifts to list them all but some of her favorites are those that deal with balls & animals…any surprises there?!?! She has spent quite some time “walking” her new plastic doggie that Grandma & Grandpa got her, she enjoys quiet time in the evening after a long, hard day of play by combing the pony’s hair that Uncle Kevin got her, she loves dancing to the music and chasing the balls in her ball popper from Grannie & Papaw, she gets a kick out of taking apart the towers I make out of her Barnyard Blocks, courtesy of Uncle Aaron, Aunt Tawsha and all her cousins, and Lauren just can’t seem to get enough of the ball pit that Santa left her (and we sure get a kick out of her static charged hair!). It was nice visiting with family and friends over the past week and it was also so special to be home for Christmas morning…watching Lauren squeal with excitement at the gifts she found under the tree and then spend the rest of the day playing with them until she was just too tired. It was an absolutely magnificent day. And while Lauren is still too young to understand the meaning of Christmas, I don’t believe that all the love that is represented on this special day went unnoticed by her. It was a truly blessed day – full of wonderful memories and glimpses of what’s in store for our family in years to come!
Of course, as always, I took far too many pictures. To see some of them, click Lauren’s picture above.