2014 might well be our last year to sleep in on Christmas Day for quite a while. (Last year’s photos are here.) Madeline had been asking to open the gifts under the tree, but she doesn’t yet understand the concept of Christmas Day. This year’s holiday was all about introducing her to the tree, to decorating it with ornaments, to seeing the Nutcracker (a kids version put on by the Rock School), wrapping presents, and now opening them.
With a little help getting started, she’s gotten the hang of ripping off wrapping paper. First came a Hess truck with a space cruiser and a little baby scout ship. The space cruiser emits sound effects upon swerving or diving, making it a big hit with Daddy (and baby).
Next, we have a family of Calico Critters, the Woodbrook Beaver Family.
Then some snow mittens, a detour to the trash (“srash”), and Brio trains!
And in the biggest box was a Safari Express train set, a perfect finale to Madeline’s Christmas morning.
Madeline had a present for Daddy, but she was somewhat reluctant to give it.
What’s a holiday without coloring on your face?
Some shots with the afternoon sunlight.
Some evening shots of the tree.
Madeline ended her Christmas day by laying her head in Mommy’s lap and falling asleep on the hard wood floor. Mommy was unable to move for the next half hour.