Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bambinos' First Christmas

Mama stayed up until 1am waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve. But, look what he brought us! His elves made decorations 'specially for the Bambinos because it's their first Christmas.

I pictured it like the scene from "Elf" where the Bambino's wake up in awe, but this is all the elves could muster this year.

Santa filled stockings and dropped off  presents. The next morning, I woke up bright and early. I've always loved Christmas but now that we have babies I couldn't wait for them to open presents. It's the 2nd day in a row I woke up early from anticipation!
Lovebug and Mama waiting for Peanut to wake up.
B was so cute. Lovebug woke up before Peanut so we let him sleep. Around 8:15-8:30, Daddy asked, "Can't we wake him up?" I think he was just as excited as I was.
Lovebug's been tempted for weeks!
Finally, I let B wake up Peanut and we let them eat a bit before we started on Santa's presents.

Finally we started presents! The 1st one was a gift from Daddy. Of course, Lovebug was more interested in what Peanut had. He's always more interested in what Peanut has. 
 New coats! Daddy did a pretty good job picking them out. We've been dressing them in a ton of layers and then also their blankets, but it'll be nice to have some coats to put on them....and they're 12-18 month size so they can grow into them.
B's new Coug hat
They got these from Chat With Women, one of B's show hosts. They help teach colors and shapes in both English and Spanish. So far, they love them.
New bath toys
Blocks with family member's pictures on them! They're so funny because once we started a rip in the paper, they'd tear a bit but once they got a whole piece off or could see the present underneath, they weren't interested in continuing to open the present at all. 
 Peanut's new thing. He's not interested in being on his knees, he wants to skip that and go straight to his feet or stand. I think he may end up skipping crawling.
Peanut pulling over to Daddy to check out their new car. It goes when you shake a rattle...... and scares Lovebug.
The car got too close.
After we finished presents, we moved on to stockings. Each of them got a ball and puffs!Daddy got gloves and a coffee gift card (which he accidentally recycled and I had to pull out of the bin yesterday.)
Lovebug finally calmed down after we gave them some puffs and had them finish their bottles. We watched them play with their new toys for a bit, and I seriously teared up. I don't think B noticed but it was so fun and so special getting to watch them enjoy the morning and your new presents. It's crazy to think that on that morning one year ago, how different my life was. I was anxiously waiting their arrival and my relationship with B wasn't as good as it is now. Now, we have these two incredibly special little people that have brought so much joy and love into our lives. I'm so very blessed.
After my sappy moment was over, I decided we couldn't let Christmas go by without the typical Holiday shots we do for the other ones (except Thanksgiving - oops!)
Peanut was not happy we took off his jammies.
And just because I love their little rolls.....
I love this one. They two interact a bit but I don't think I've ever caught them making eye contact. I wish I knew what they were thinking.
Slightly happier
After the pictures were done, it was time to get ready for Aunt Amy's. We still had two more houses (full of presents!) to go before the end of the day.
Two roly-poly's in  new coats.

And what did I get? A Kindle Touch (B debated long and hard about the Touch vs Fire and finally concluded  that the Touch would be better because it had better battery life & even if I get a Fire, I'd still want an iPad....so now I get to save for an iPad.) It's cute all the trouble he went to. I also got a jacket I wanted, a Staples gift card (which I also asked for) and some jeggings. I feel like I'm leaving some stuff out, but the amount of new stuff at our house is pretty overwhelming.

How was your Christmas? What's your favorite present?

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  1. what a wonderful Christmas!! the boys are so so precious and looks like they got wonderful stuff!!!

    i love that you stayed up late decorating, what a great mama!

  2. i got the touch kindle too, so excited about it.

    the bambino's look so adorable. glad to hear you had a merry christmas! xoxo

    ps my mom loved the picture. thank you so much!!

  3. I got some jeggings too! My sister teased me about it but I love em. ha!

    Lindsay, I can't stand how cute they are. It's almost painful. I can't get enough of their pictures--the fact that there are two of them makes it all the more adorable!

    Gonna have to email you soon to get a more thorough update on how everything's going. xoxo!

  4. this is such incredible cuteness that it brought those positive tears to my eyes :) You have a lovely family and a christmas like yours someday would be a dream come true for me!


  5. I LOVE these pictures! And it looks like you all got great gifts :) I'm so happy you guys had a great Christmas!

  6. Look at your ANGELS!!!!! I just love that the moments are captured on here for us to adore. They are precious!

  7. SERIOUSLY adorable! OMG I don't know how I wasn't following your blog but I am now!


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