Better late than never, I bring you a recap of our Christmas through photos:
Christmas #1 in Houston.
Iyla sitting pretty with her Nutcracker friends.
With BC and my mom (aka "Mimi")
This girl cannot read enough!
Costume change post nap- time to open presents!
'I'll take that one, and that one, and that one….'
New ride from Uncle Andy
Cindy Lou Who peeking over the banister at bedtime
Christmas Eve Day was absolutely gorgeous!
We swung by our beloved Driskill Hotel for some snacks & libations
Christmas morning! This kid slept until almost 7:30- too bad I was up at 5:45.
Iyla's big present this year!
Family arrived in the afternoon, and Iyla was ready to roll
Cousins Heather & Shanny & Aunt Sheri
My brother Andy
Heather and Patrick
Santa came (by some serious persuasion)
Iyla reacted as I suspected she would, and my dad- AKA "Santa," was mortified
Recovering at a safe distance
Still not sure as Heather takes the hot seat
Keeping an eye (and foot) on Santa
'Oh wait, you have a present for me?'
'Did you guys see this? Santa brings PRESENTS!'
We then piled on for some photo ops
And tried to use my brother's dog as bait for her to stay on Santa's lap….
Present time. 'Oooo- watermelon!'
'It breaks apart?'
'Really? That's all it does?' Tough crowd.
This shot is way cropped because….
No one told me you could see almost all the way up my leg! Geez.
Shanny with Santa
Iyla had so much fun!
With sweet Aunt Jeannine
It was a fun filled whirlwind, and we had a blast celebrating with everyone!