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Christmas 2018

Since Michael and my family live so far away from each other, Gabby is blessed with two Christmas celebrations each year.  My side of the family came to our house on Christmas Eve (all traveling from different parts of Louisiana. Silsbee, and San Antonio).  When my little family arrived home from church family was arriving and warming delicious food for lunch.

The day couldn't have been more fun.  We ate a delicious meal and everyone was in great spirits. Then the main event for the two kids began.  As gifts were being passed around Gabby and Corbin began opening gifts.  They were showered and spoiled with everything they could have wanted and more! Papa wasn't feeling well, but he helped Daddy put together her trampoline so she could play with it the next morning.

The funniest event was after opening gifts.  Grandma made two Saran Wrap balls filled with treats for the children and adults.  We set a timer and went to town unwrapping the ball as quickly as we possibly could. It was hilarious fun! Gigi was serious about this game, between her and Great Aunt Ellen they stole the show! Seriously I think those two unwrapped faster than anyone and ended up with the most treats.  We all agreed this was a new tradition and we will be playing the game again next year.

Papa enjoying his surprises of a droid from Grandma.

Gabby admiring her gift

Grandma and Gabby inspecting her first ever American Girl doll from Grandma and Papa!

Enjoying family time.

Gabby and her doll wearing matching outfits she just opened.

Family snuggles

Saying goodbye

They love their Great Grandma

More kisses and farewells.
Once everyone left, it was time to get ready for bed so Santa could come. Gabby and Corbin both being only children enjoyed getting to have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day together.  The two of them both put out cookies and milk for Santa before reading "The Night Before Christmas." Due to excitement the two went to bed way too late!

Saying goodbye to her elves until next year (they agreed to give up their magic for a day so she could hug them good-bye).

Santa's gifts!

The morning was full of joy seeing what surprises Santa left. Mommy, Daddy, Nanny, Uncle Patrick, Grandma, Papa, & Great Aunt Ellen enjoyed the shrill excitement of Gabby and Corbin!

After the family all left Christmas Day, Gabby invited her friend over to help her try out her trampoline for the first time!


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