Christmas Morning in our House

Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!
Hope you all had a great weekend/week so far.. 
It’s been fun seeing everyone post their family celebrations. :)
I wanted to share some of our Christmas Morning fun.. that started at 6:45 am..
with us already sleeping on sophia’s floor so she wouldn’t walk out any earlier than that……haha.
one big slumber party for baby Jesus.
We told her she had to stay in bed or else Santa wouldn’t come to our house…..
Sophia right before coming out…”Daddy..I don’t think Santa came. I didn’t stay in my bed all night. I was HARD.” haha.. 

A few videos are mixed in.
Because you need to see these cuties in motion!  :)
I love doing a big Christmas post every year on my blog so that all my friends and family who are far away can see how it went! Love how we can stay connected this way…So come on in to our house and see what went down. hugee post. you’ve been warned. ;)

Our Christmas Decorations
Gotta love the Half Decorated Tree…we have an ornament eater.
We buy most of our decorations after Christmas at Target when they are on sale!
You can grab up some great bargains if you hold off. And Christmas is a month long throw them on up! ;) One year we bought a fake tree (not shown) and we seriously were so excited about the price we got it for that we put it up a few days after Christmas..for another week 1/2 or so. hehe.

This Christmas there were lots of pink..and baby dolls.
LOTS of mothering going on. :)

My parents got sienna that sweet little baby high chair..
and it was put to use all day long!

Sophia’s big present from Santa was a Doll House!
Can’t wait to share the DIY details of this fun project. We got it on craigslist for $30 bucks and then I jazzed it up a bit. still need to mod-podge it but didn’t have time. I was hot glueing  $store kitchen towel bedding Christmas Eve. hehe. It was SOOOO fun seeing her play with it..and I think this baby is gonna give me lots of moments of quiet play time.. which….sound awesome.

Grandma B got the girls a Train Table!
I’m so happy with the’s not one of those ginormous ones..
and fits pefectly under the corner windows in their room.

Dress Up Clothes & Closet (from ikea bookshelf and a piece of wood.)
We loaded it up with some dress up clothes from Target’s Halloween Clearance. some were for a few bucks! It was cute seeing sophia play with the hangers and dresses..she felt like a big girl. Now it’s in their playroom..and they can actually see their dress up clothes!
Now I just need to teach sienna to use a hanger……;)
My Sister sent up some tap shoes for sophia which she LOVES!

My parents got Sophia a Doctor’s Kit!
Ben and I were sick patients all day long. :)
My mom made the baby hats for the dollies from Santa.
(dolls=Walmart.. $11?? I was so impressed.)

Ben’s big present from me was a Keurig (mini one from target)
and a Blu-ray DVD player that ben “helped” pick out.
And I was sooo excited that ben got me all things that I had at one time asked for or mentioned I liked..even if I had forgotten about it. Like sweat pants!! (wearing them now. haha.) and The Pioneer Woman Cook book.. and a cast iron skillet. My mom also sent up some fun goodies! Can’t wait to try out these molds. sophia is gonna love it.
My big presents had to be the piano from ben.. which was free..but he used his muscles and his friends’ muscles to get it in our house. They have injuries to prove it. LOVEEE IT. so excited to start playing again. and He also got me a flip I can record every move of my fast moving girls!
We had to make phone calls to all the family far away!…
and eat Sausage Egg Strata…it’s a tradition. Best part about it. I made it the night before. pulled it out while we unwrapped..and then just threw it in the oven for 30 minutes. 
yummy bubbly cheesy goodness ready to go.
We did lots of lounging and playing.
and took a 2+hour family nap….so nice when they go to sleep at the same time.
Our Christmas Miracle.

Thanks for checking out our Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Below is our version of a family photo of the day..
we took turns with wiggle worm children.
Blessings to all of you!

The Busy Budgeting Mama

5 Comments on Christmas Morning in our House

  1. Christy
    December 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Your Christmas looked great! The dollhouse is oh my goodness, absolutely gorgeous. You outdid yourself.

    What wonderful pictures you took to capture so many priceless moments.

  2. Marjorie
    December 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m so impressed with the doll house! You did a great job! Merry Christmas :)

  3. Rachel
    January 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm (3 years ago)

    What darling little girls! And you did a great job with the decor in the dollhouse…LOVE it!! Great pictures and videos! :)

  4. RES Course Provider
    February 13, 2013 at 2:18 am (2 years ago)

    Do you always write such good blogs. I am interested in reading more of your work. I have bookmarked your site. Thanks in advance.


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