Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

Ella was lucky enough to have not one, not two, but THREE Christmases this year!

First up was on December 23 at my parents' house in Virginia. 

Poor girl was getting over her virus so she wasn't in the best mood....she was a trooper though!

Some big hits from my parents were the Mega Bloks and wagon, corn popper, and wood shape sorter!

She loved spending time with my little brother!

And reading with her grandpa!

But she wasn't too sure about this snowman my parents had!

Next up: Travis' parents in Chapel Hill on Christmas Eve!

Ella enjoyed "reading" their newspaper (and by reading, I mean ripping apart)...

...and meeting Auntie Caitlin's dog!

Ella got an anywhere chair from PB Kids (we didn't assemble it till later that night!)...

...and a bitty baby!

Once again, I have to give Travis' mom the best gift-giver award...this lady is so good! She must have stalked my blog because she bought me half of my wish list! :)
 {Hi Beverly! Thank you again for everything!!}

We took a quick family pic (that my husband was thrilled about, can't you tell?!) before going to his grandma's house that evening. 

We made it back to Charlotte by 9:30 and what do you know?! Santa had visited us!

{Eeeek! Seeing this box still makes me excited! Trav did SO good!}

The next morning, Ella (in her new Christmas jammies) came downstairs with us and we opened presents!

She loves her chair and car!

She also really liked her Freshly Picked mocs (probably because her mom got SOOO excited when she opened them!), blocks and bath toys (from Aunt Kaffy--thank you again Kathryn!) ...and I just love this picture of her "reading" the gift card her daddy got her to PB Kids!

I don't think she got enough stuff... ;)

We spent the rest of day laying around, playing with Ella's toys and even got a visit from our neighbors and Auntie Kaffy! It was the perfect first Christmas for Ella and I'm so glad we were able to spend the day at home, just the 3 of us :) (But loved seeing our families in the days prior, as well!) 

And if you missed Ella's 12 days of Christmas on Instagram, here is a little collage!


  1. She really racked up! We got Shelby her Bitty Baby for her first birthday and my parents got her a chair for Christmas after her first birthday. She's over the chair now... our house is too small and she would rather act like an adult and sit in the big chairs. We should set up a date to take the Bitty's to the AG store Bistro! ;)

  2. She is just adorable!! Looks like she was on Santa's good list! (:

  3. Looks like such a wonderful Christmas! Ella is just so adorable with all her gifts... and I just love her 12 days of Christmas outfits!!