Christmas Eve & Christmas Morning

Catching up on the rest of the Christmas posts. 

Our traditional Christmas Eve includes homemade pizza and opening our family presents.  The girls were so exited to open their presents and did a great job in taking time to smile as well!

Big sister even snuck in a smooch!

Following bath, the girls dressed up in their new jammies and posed with their loot

While they were excited, the girls prepped for Santa's visit and when to bed.  The next morning they rushed downstairs to check what Santa left in their stockings and their one Santa present.  The girls were happy to see Santa delivered their wish of a "dog in a cage" - i.e. a small stuffed dog in a plastic kennel.

Another great Christmas...  Two happy girls

Yahh for SNOW!!!

After the early snow this year, it seemed like we were going to be in for a long winter.  However, with the increased temps and even rain showers, our December was looking for like April.  Luckily for us, the Minnesota winter is back, and just in time!

After we got some more snow, the girls were able to spend some time outside playing in the fluffy white stuff.

At first it was riding down the slide...

but then we needed some more action and each ride was coupled with a shovel full of snow!

While we did manage to play out in the snow a few days, the brutal cold is now among us and we are stuck inside until the temp gets back up above zero.  Gotta love the winter!