On Christmas Eve morning, we woke up to find that Santa's elf that has been staying at our house since December 1st to keep and eye on us (we named him Pinnochio), left us a note and a present. His note said:
" Dear Abby & Emily,
Tomorrow will be Christmas, and I will be leaving soon. You have been such good girls, and I am so proud of you both! Santa is coming tonight to bring your presents. Since you don't have a chimney, I will stay and let him in. Then, I will fly back to the North Pole with him on his sleigh. I left you a present to help you get ready for tonight. Santa loves milk and sprinkle cookies! Thank you for letting me spend time with you and your family. I'll be back next year to see you again!
He left us a really cool plate for Santa's cookies and a mug for his milk to match, so Daddy and I got right to work making his sprinkle cookies!
After we got back from the Christmas Eve service at our church, I loved picking out the perfect cookies to leave for Santa (and eating a few myself) before reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" & snuggling up for my long winter's nap!
On Christmas morning, we came down and were so excited to see that Santa had come and left so many presents, and even left a few crumbs after having his milk & cookies!
Out of all of the cool gifts there were to tear into, I really wanted Emily to open the first present... the tea party set that I bought special for her with my own money! She loved it, and mommy & daddy were so proud that I was more excited about my giving this year!
Emily LOVED her first Christmas morning, but she enjoyed eating the wrapping paper, bows and presents more than she did playing with them!
Uncle Kevin also loved his Popcorn machine from us, and I LOVED my Princess Tiana nightgown and shoes from Nannie!