Alaina was a good little girl this year and Santa was very good to her! Among the favorite toys she got from Santa are a Fisher-Price vacuum cleaner, legos and the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. Alaina took straight to opening the presents and very much enjoyed tearing the bows off the gifts and ripping the paper. Here she is holding a present she found under the tree:
Alaina was the center of attention every place we visited and deservedly so -- Christmas is all about the children and she had a ball visiting our families and opening gifts. That little girl is loved by so many people!
I must say that Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year. Going to church as a family and then going home putting the little one to bed and then relaxing with your spouse while waiting for Santa to arrive. It really doesn't get much better than that. It was a very quiet Christmas Eve and we spent it sipping on some eggnog and watching a "Christmas Story" and "It's a Wonderful Life."
Here is hoping 2010 is a happy and prosperous year for all of you and that it doesn't go by as quickly as 2009!!!!!!
Christmas 2008 (left); Christmas 2009 (right)