Christmas Summary in Photos

Christmas Eve

We arrived at my cousin’s house (or as Cordy calls it, “The palace!”) and the girls are adorable and charming.

An hour later, Santa arrives with a giant bag of presents.

All of the kids surround him to make sure he can’t escape claim their gifts.

But wait! Where are my children? Well…

They both missed out on Santa and the gift exchange. But the next day would be better, right?

Christmas Day

The day started early (as usual) and Cordy opened her presents from the night before. She especially loved the train set.

Then we let her open her gifts from Santa. All she had wanted was a magic wand and a ballerina skirt. She ignored the tutu until she opened the magic wand. Suddenly it all fit together:

She immediately went to work trying to make the world right with her magic wand.

“Mira, disappear!”

“I said disappear, Mira!”
“Um, lady, put down the camera and call off the older sister, OK?”

“Is this thing broken? She’s still here.”

By mid-afternoon, the excitement of the day (plus a nasty cold) had taken its toll on everyone, but especially Cordy.

Mira, however, tried to keep herself awake with caffeine.

As for me, well, I only had one Christmas wish this year: (click to enlarge)

…but apparently I didn’t make it onto Santa’s good list. Maybe next year.

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  1. Seems like a very familiar setting – older kid prancing around, while little one (in Vincent shoes) gets stuck in the ugly plastic infant-safe restraining devise in the background.

    Merry xmas to the whole Mommy Story family. And you’ve still got a few days to get your wish, right?

  2. looks like it was a successful christmas!

  3. Great pictures! Are those leg covers on Mira or tights? I love them!!!
    Hope you get a silent night soon! If I were in town with you I try to help you get a silent night!

  4. So cute!

    You did an awesome job on that ballerina skirt. I want one!

  5. I love the tutu! My youngest LOVES her tutu and, yes, she too MUST have a magic wand. As long as she doesn’t whack her older sister with it.

    Looks like a great Christmas!

  6. I’m so impressed with the tutu! Looks like a great day! Here’s to hoping you’ll be a good enough girl THIS year and finally get your wish from Santa!

  7. HA HA HA HA HA! Omigosh, that was a fun read (er, view? Both, I guess). I LOVE the pix of Cordy in her tutu, doing magic with her wand. That first picture is absolutely priceless. Tee hee hee! I’m glad that you all had a great day. Oh – I still need to go back and play the video of the reindeer with the glowing nostrils. ha ha!

  8. Such great pictures of those cuties. Thanks for sharing. And Merry Christmas.

  9. Looks like everyone had a nice christmas!