Christmas day was a more low key day for us than usual. We got the kids up and told them Santa had come. We did the the picture with them coming out and seeing the living room filled with presents. It was kind of magical. We opened presents which the kids probably enjoyed as much as playing with their new toys. Henry loved ripping opening the presents. It was special because he understands what things are and he got really excited about the presents as he opened them and saw what they were. Cosette was thrilled with all her presents. She would open one and yell "this is exactly what I wanted!". We then got ready and attended Christmas Day mass at St. John the Divine Cathedral. It is nice to have a some religious celebrating on Christmas. We attended services on Christmas Day at King's College when we lived in Cambridge and last year we attended it at St. Fin Barre's Cathedral in Ireland. It is becoming a tradition. The rest of the day we lazed around. The kids played with their toys, I took a nap, and Lyndon played with the kid's legos. We went out to dinner at a Indian restaurant, which Lyndon wants to make a tradition from now on. I am down with that. No cooking or clean up. That is a great Christmas gift in itself. It was a merry little Christmas.
Here a few photos from our Christmas season.
|We met Santa again at the Christmas party at Daddy's work.|
|The Rockefeller tree.|
|Saks 5th Ave windows. They were fairy tale themed this year. The only way we got Cosette to go was to tell her that we were going to see Cinderella.|
|I love 5th Ave this time of year.|
|The Plaza always has the most beautiful Christmas wreaths.|
|We made it to the MET to see their Christmas tree. One of the most beautiful in the city.|
|We had all of the girls in Cosette's preschool class over to decorate Christmas cookies. It turned into a princess cookie decorating party. It was fun and I think they ate more frosting than anything else.|
|Met Abby Cadabby at the Winter Festival.|
|Christmas head bands for everyone! Lyndon and I both have ones too.|
|Our annual gingerbread house.|
|We finished the house. Worst house we have ever decorated, haha. It definitely looks like the kids decorated it.|
|Kisses for brother. They are sweet hearts.|
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day!
Lyndon, Christine, Cosette, and Henry