This year we spent Christmas Eve with Tutu and Popo.
Olivia loved all her presents and is always happy to lend a hand if you need help opening your own!
She made ornaments this year again for Popo and Tutu and then helped hang it on the tree.
Opening boxes is hard work!
But a Doc McStuffins toy makes it all worthwhile
We made a calendar for Popo and Tutu with all pictures of them with Olivia from the past year. They loved it!
Uncle Drew and Aunt Jenny got Olivia this Goldie Blox Dunk Tank which she LOVES! (PS - 5 months later she still regularly pulls this out of the toy closet!)
Tutu's Peppa and George stuffed animals and Peppa nightgown were a huge hit!
After lunch and a nap, we woke up to play with the Dunking Booth
And then headed to dinner at Jaspers. Like last year, the tree in the Woodlands Market Street was decorated beautifully!
Then it was into our Christmas PJs and we put out cookies/milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer, and read The Night Before Christmas.
And, she woke up BRIGHT and EARLY (i.e. 5:30) the next morning to see if Santa came. Luckily he did!
The first present she opened was from Phillip the Elf. He left a note saying he would be back next year and gave her an Elsa ornament for the tree.
Santa brought her 2 of the things she wanted most on her list - Callico Critters and Magna-Tiles.
And she got an Anna dress from mommy and daddy
I was happy with my new vest, purse and a sweet pot holder that Olivia made us in school. It has a gingerbread girl that she painted + a recipe for gingerbread cookies on it.
And Matt showing off the pot holder and his new Sonicare toothbrush (Santa and the Toothfairy are good friends, I guess?)
And she was insistent that she could get the stockings down all by herself!
After the presents were all opened, Olivia and Matt played a little while I got breakfast ready.
And, then we packed up and headed to my parents' house. Olivia insisted on wearing her Peppa Pig tutu (not one of the 15 pairs of Christmas PJs I bought her, but I decided to pick my battles) and she fell asleep about 5 minutes before we turned onto my parents' street.
But, as soon as we got there and she saw the presents, she woke right up!
Mimi was surprised by her level of "enthusiasm" for present-opening. The phrases "careful", "breakable" and/or "fragile" don't really mean much to her!
Daddy got some new grilling accessories
Olivia got some My Little Ponies
She also made an ornament for Mimi and Grandpa that she helped them open
We had some playtime after all the presents were open
Someone else refused to nap that day!
Olivia helped Yazzie take care of Crosby and got pretty comfortable with him
And as always, there was plenty of delicious food!
One of the presents that we gave Olivia was tickets to Disney on Ice the day after Christmas. My daughter, who fights me on a daily basis to wear dress up clothes informed me that she would not be wearing a princess dress to the show. That's right, the one time that wearing a princess dress is encouraged, she refused to do so. This girl!!
But, I think she loved the show (and her blue sno cone!)
It was a very fun (but very exhausting) Christmas holiday!