Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Feliz Navidad

Christmas has come and gone and I can hardly believe that we are almost into a new year. I am amazed how quickly time goes. They say "time flies when you're having fun," so I guess we're having too much fun!!! We had a great Christmas, other than the fact that we were away from our families. I have to say that having a 2 1/2 year old just adds to the magic of Christmas. Mia soaked up every aspect of the holiday. She made sure to add "Santi Claus" in all of her prayers. She was so excited to leave cookies for him and was feeling extra generous that she graciously left her Binky for him to take in exchange for gifts. So, yes, we are officially Binky-less (hooray!). Thank you jolly ol' fella!  So, here's how we spent our holidays.

We spent our holiday in Brutal......
.....BRUTAL  weather!!!

I didn't get around to sending out a Christmas card this year, but I sure did enjoy receiving them.  There will always be next year, right?  So, here is an attempt for a {sort of} holiday family photo.


We spent Christmas Eve with the Moffat fam in Fallbrook.  Johnathan's family was so gracious to host 3 extras this year and we are so grateful for their hospitality.  After a delicious dinner we read from Luke 2 and then the Moffat's continued their holiday tradition of opening Christmas PJ's.  Beth (Johnathan's mom) didn't want Mia to feel left out in the gift opening and so she got to open up a gift containing this darling princess veil.  As you can tell, Mia LOVES it!!!
 Poor Johnathan taking a beating from the kiddos.  He's such a good sport.
When we got home, Mia opened her pre-Christmas gift.....jammies! 
 On our last trip to Utah, Mia got an early Christmas gift from her Grandma Roper......a ladybug Pillow Pet.  She LOVES her Pillow Pet and was so excited that her PJ's matched.
 Leaving cookies for Santi Claus.  Mia had to test them to make sure Santi was going to like them.
 As you can see, Mia was feeling generous by leaving her Binky for Santa (yes, at 2 1/2, she still thinks she needs one much to my dismay).  Well, the Binky is officially gone and we (Bryan and I) are thrilled.  However, the other day Mia was up playing in her room and came to me with a Binky in hand saying, "Mom.....look what Santi Claus left for me."  Oh no!!  Luckily, she's over it and we were able to throw it away with no tears.  Whew!!!


Santa Delivers!! Woot Woot!
 She was so excited when she saw her new drawing board that she had no interest in opening any of her other gifts....go figure. So, the gift opening ended up being an all-day ordeal.  Luckily, she only had a few to open.
 After the Christmas morning festivities, we spent the afternoon at the beach.  It was such a beautiful, warm day.
 Mia testing out her new bubbles!
 Oh how I love this sweet face!
We hope that you all enjoyed your holiday season and wish you a Happy New Year!!!


Jen said...

How fun! I cannot believe how long and beautiful Mia's hair is. I think I need you at my house to do those cute hairdo's for Lindy! :)

The Dumas Family said...

She looks so grown up with her long hair and skinny face! Love you guys!!

kirstin said...

oh it looks like you guys had so much fun! i only wish we could have been there! the weather looks amazing! hopefully we will be seeing you soon!

Carrie said...

Marcae, I cannot believe Mia's hair! Holy cow. I would kill for hair like that! She is a spitting image of her momma and I want to see her (and you guys of course!). So glad you guys had a fabulous Christmas.

Nick Scott Family said...

That weather does not look anything like Utah Christmas weather ... You lucky guys! I would take some sun right about now!!! We've had a lot of fun playing in the snow this year but definitely ready for a break with some SUN :) Hope you guys have a wonderful 2011.