Christmas!…in January?

It’s almost February..and I’m finally getting around to blogging about our Christmas Morning!
I shared a video already with some iPhone photos here.
I feel like this yearly full post is more for me than my readers haha…
We love looking back at past Christmas Mornings. :)
Here’s our 2010 Photo Re-cap and Video Greeting and
our 2011 Photos and Video Greeting. So fun seeing the kids growing up..
Christmas morning is so magical when they are little!!
I seriously was so excited for them to wake up I barely slept. :)
I’ve been getting lots of e-mails from readers who start off their e-mails with “You don’t know me and this might be weird but I feel like I know you!” hehe. and I LOVE it. It’s not weird at all I’m so happy to have this connection and community with you all through my blog!
I know that I love seeing how others celebrate in their home..
so I’m happy to share our morning with you….sleepy face and all. :)
Here’s the video we shared on Christmas Night for our Family and Friends far away. :)
I put a qr code with our Christmas Cards for people to scan with
their iPhones and be taken directly to see the video!

Christmas Day was filled with lots of dress up dance parties and shows!
(We always grab up costumes after Halloween… major discounts!)
The guitar..one of sophie’s favorite toys.. we found at a flea market near us. I think it was $1? The sound works and everything. We also got sienna’s cash register from their for 50 cents??
Santa was proud of himself. ;)
I LOVE the photo below of me with sienna and micah.. 
And I love that sophie put on her hat before coming out to open presents.
She insisted she wear it!! The girls are wearing their Christmas Pajamas from Carters. Grabbed those up during the Black Friday Specials.
I’m wearing my comfy pajamas that I got at Target to put in my Hospital Bag when I had Micah.

We had a bounce house inside…. and the girls flipped over it!
Grandpa Bob gave this to them.
I loved the idea of them getting all their energy out in a confined space. ;)

Micah’s first Christmas.. consisted of him getting snuggled by everyone.
lots of smoochies.

One of Sienna’s favorite presents was a sit n’ spin ben found on craigslist for $10.
Perfect gift for a child who doesn’t stop moving! She can sit and move at the same time!
Ben got me the purple north face sweater that I’m wearing below.
so comfy and I love the color.
Bahahaha…
Micah’s face sums up his feelings towards sienna at this moment….
Micah: “help.. me..”
We got the girls an iPad for their ‘big’ present.
We found one on craigslist..great condition. and then got the
iGuy case on ebay for 6 or 9 bucks. I blogged about our Favorite Kid Apps.
We had it loaded and ready to go on Christmas morning. they loved it!
 It was a great Christmas morning.. Ignore my sleepy face below..and find sienna in the background of that photo sneaking candy. that one is silent and sneaky. ;)
Ben surprised me by getting me something I had talked about wanting a long time ago..
Bamboo splash! (for drawing designs/graphics) AND an iPhone 5.
Plus some other fun little goodies. Husband did a great job this year!

Here we are at Christmas Eve Mass. :)
sophie was boycotting photos.. sienna was hamming it up.
If you missed our Christmas Card for this year I shared it HERE.. One of the photos we sent was a little manger scene..Sophie was Mary, Sienna was an “angel” and Micah was baby Jesus. I thought it turned out pretty cute. :) I need to blog the out takes though..They LOVED dressing up and posing..but halos were flying and Mary was having a melt down over how the angels hands were folded……haha. o yes.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
even if this post is coming in February.. :)

The Busy Budgeting Mama

4 Comments on Christmas!…in January?

  1. Evelien
    January 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve been following since… I don’t know, I think you were pregnant with Sienna?! That’s a long time, right? :)
    You really inspire me and I LOVE catching up with your stories!

    Reply
  2. Christy
    January 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful Christmas with big smiley faces & so much joy!! Santa did so well on bargain shopping and great planning.

    Reply
  3. Kristyn Monaghan
    January 25, 2013 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

    Do you like your Bamboo?? I’ve been considering it for a while now but haven’t made the plunge yet!

    Reply
  4. Brittany
    January 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm (2 years ago)

    your family is adorable, Natalie!!! i love the idea of shopping for Christmas off Craigslist, flea markets, etc.!!! so budget friendly and SMART!!! XO

    Reply

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