We had a delicious dinner of chicken cordon bleu, potatoes, salad, rolls and sparkling cider to go with it, yumm! My mom never disappoints on holiday meals!
My mom got all of the grandkids the book called, Bear Stays Up for Christmas. It is a very cute book and ends with bears friends giving him a quilt for Christmas. If you know my mom, she loves anything with quilts!
To go along with the book they all got a little stuffed bear, a special box, and a quilt the size for the bear! Elise loved to open the box and put the quilt back in and out. She could have been happy with just that one present!
Elise is our little present so we had to keep adding bows to her! I also opened some socks (exciting, I know) and Elise thought those were pretty great. She insisted on putting them on and even wore them to bed that night!
When Todd comes that means that his dog, Cheeto, will also be there. Elise loves Cheeto and follows him around anytime he comes over. She is a little aggressive with him at times so Zack and Grandpa were trying to help her be soft when she pets him.
My mom has a cute little manger that holds a baby Jesus. Elise had a lot of fun holding the baby and playing with the hay in it too.
Elise is pulling a funny smile in this, but it's the best one we got! We had a wonderful Christmas Eve with the Galbraiths! We finished off the night putting Elise down to sleep and the rest of us stayed up watching the movie Silent Night. It was neat to see the story behind one of my favorite Christmas songs. We are so grateful for the holiday season and the warmth and love it brings to all!