Christmas Morning was an exciting one for us here at the Pearson home! Brookelynne wore her 'Christmas Pajamas" to bed and was super cute in them. While she was sleeping Santa came! But since we try to teach patience around here, there was no running to the tree! lol. We all got up, got dressed and ate breakfast while we waited for Grandma, Paw Paw, Nay Nay and Gran to get here so that they could all watch Brookelynne open her presents! As everyone arrived, we got settled in, and then let Brooke open her presents.
We started with her presents from Mama and Daddy....
From present number one, she unwrapped them, and promptly took them to show Paw Paw!
Then we got to dig into our bag from Santa! :)
(On a side note, I saw these bags in the Lillian Vernon catalog for like $7, and thought they were a super cute idea. So we went ahead and got one for both Brookelynne and Braxton and have decided that each year they will each get a toy from Mama and a toy from Daddy, as well as 4 or 5 things from "Santa", which will be in their bag with their name on it (individually wrapped of course). I can't wait for a few years down the road when we'll have 3 or 4 of them, sitting in a row with their bag from Santa! :) It will be SO cute!)
Showing Nay Nay and Grandma her new Minnie Mouse
Pull the string, and then rip the paper!
Reading her new book with Mama
Putting her new letters on the fridge
Opening and reading her new book! :)
Looking inside her last one! :) By this time she knew that she didn't have to have all the paper off to find out what it was! :)
Brookelynne (of course) 'cleaned up' in this whole Christmas season, but we really wanted to make sure that she understands the true meaning of Christmas, so we told her about Christ's birthday as well. I've decided that in the years coming up that we're going to start a new tradition (once she and the others can understand it) of a birthday party for Jesus. This will include making a cake and singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus every Christmas day and making THAT part of the day the biggest deal (instead of the presents). While we love the tradition of Santa and presents, we will also be telling them the story of 'St Nick" and how "Santa" started, so that they understand that even the things that "Santa brings" are a way of showing that on original Christmas, God gave us the greatest gift of all by sending Jesus. This year was much more mismanaged (on my part) than any year previous (or future, Lord willing) and if we have anything to say about it, I will never be this pregnant during Christmas again, because all I know is that I was not focused on anything and did very little well! lol.
Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to my Savior!