With the help from the Broadview Fire Department, Santa came to visit Eloise's school. She was so excited waiting for Santa to arrive but as soon as he got off the fire truck, she ran to me. Again, while she was waiting her turn to see Santa, she was so excited but it was actually her turn, she freaked out. At least, she maintained her good manners and thanked him for her gift.
We kicked off our Christmas celebrations with Grandpa Jim the weekend before Christmas. Eloise & her cousins were all over the moon for the scooters that Grandpa got them. The biggest hit was the Rapunzel dress that she got. Immediately after opening it, she ripped off the Elsa necklace she had been playing with and said to me, "Put it (the dress) on me!" She wore it the rest of the night and on the drive home.
Christmas Eve @ Grandma Sandy's & Grandpa Mike's
Alex, Reese & Eloise all got Elsa nightgowns that they promptly put on as soon as they opened them. Quinnley was sporting some cute Minnie Mouse jammies. Eloise's favorite gift was a princess trunk full of dresses, tiaras & various princess accessories.
Eloise might be the only kid that wasn't running down the stairs to open her gifts. She had a rough night the before and had slept in. As usual, she had her milk in our bed while watching some cartoons to wake up. When she was all done, we asked her if she wanted to come downstairs to open her presents. She told us, "No. I finishing my toons." Seriously. What kid says that? We eventually got her downstairs but had to trick her to come over to the tree to start opening presents. What was the trick? Showing her the Frozen gift bag with some gifts in it.
Santa brought Eloise some Frozen/Elsa jewelry and a new mushroom toadstool for her room.
"Ohhh...it's a Sophia wand!"
Since Eloise is my little photog in training, we got her a Sophia camera. She loves it and already has a good eye for setting up a shot.
After we opened gifts, it was time for breakfast. Eloise loves to sit on the counter and make "coffee" with Daddy. Her coffee is actually hot chocolate.
Christmas Day with the Clarks
We wrapped up our Christmas celebrations by spending the afternoon & evening at the Clarks. Eloise surprisingly wore her Santa hat and helped pass out gifts to everyone.Auntie Lo got Eloise a pink tutu that she promptly put on herself. It really did give her sweater dress some much needed volume.
Auntie Lo came up with the idea to do a craft with Eloise every Christmas last year. They did a gingerbread house last year and decided to do it again this year. Eloise was a big helper this year - when she wasn't eating the candy!
Lucky for me, I got to carry my favorite present with me to every one of these celebrations.
We had a great Christmas. Lots of fun with family and many memories. As Eloise would say, "Merry Holidays!"