We had a wonderful Christmas! On Christmas Eve, Madison, Brad and I went to church with my dad (mom had to work). It was a beautiful candlelight service and Madison even had a great time in the nursery playing with the other kids (the nursery helper turned out to be my old college roommate...small world!). When we got home, we read Madison "The Polar Express" and "The Night Before Christmas". Not sure if she understood, but at least we enjoyed it.
On Christmas morning, Mel came over about the time Madison woke up. When I took her out to see what Santa brought, I think she was a little shy on what was going on. But once she saw her new kitchen, she wouldn't stop playing with it! We had to drag out the other presents so she would open them up and leave the kitchen alone for a few minutes. :) She got a dollhouse, a truck and some golf clubs from mommy and daddy. Later that morning, my parents showed up and they got her a carnival ball pit and some other toys. She LOVES the ball pit. Unfortunately, mommy and daddy spend way too much time picking up balls, but it is worth it when we hear her laughter and watch her jumping around in the balls having so much fun!
That afternoon, we went over to Brian and Jackie's. Austin also had a great Christmas and he's still at the stage where he is happy playing with the wrapping paper and boxes. :) Jackie and my mom made a wonderful Christmas dinner and by that night, we were all worn out. But we had a wonderful Christmas Day spent with our family!!
The next day, Deidre (my friend since middle school) came over with her daughter Lili. Since she lives in Mississippi, we don't get to see each other very often. But we had a great time catching up and we enjoyed watching our daughters play together. Madison is only one month older than Lili. Who knew we would have girls so close in age when we were just little girls ourselves??