Let me first clarify that “Mama” is not me. Mama is Mimi.
So, let me explain. You will see from these pictures that there were an insane number of gifts under the tree this year for Christmas. And, as you probably guessed, 98% of them belonged to Brittain. For some reason, my mom felt it necessary for EVERY gift to have a bow on it. When I arrived on Christmas day, I heard it from Daddy. They were both up half the night…putting bows on gifts. She was so serious about it that any gift brought in without a bow were gifts that weren’t allowed under the tree. This included my gifts, of course, so they stayed by the sofa, away from the tree. Other family members that arrived experienced this same thing. Find another place if it didn’t have a bow. It was hilarious!
It really was a beautiful sight, all the gifts each with their own unique bow. I must say, though, bows or not, the day would have been just as special.
Each year we all find new things to be thankful for – the good health of everyone in the family and treasuring the time we are able to spend together. But, there was no denying that this year was even more special. A new life was among us – the innocence that Brittain has, her learning new things, and spending time with the people that love her the most.
It was a beautiful Christmas indeed!
The twins, Duke and Brittain:
Brittain couldn’t help but be amazed at the number of gifts under the tree (and the beautiful bows :-)):
Fun with her grand-Pappy!:
Exhausted even before opening gifts:
Brittain was certainly the theme of the day. Can’t get enough of her? Well, you don’t have to! Aunt Susan supplied family members with items so that Brittain is never really that far away. Here, a tie for Duke:
Mousepads for Pappy and Mimi:
One last picture for the evening with Uncle Terry. Brittain had had enough!:
Another Brittain gift. Yes, it’s a shirt with her picture on it:
The day after Christmas. Brittain figured out that it’s a tiring holiday…especially 2 days of it: