Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Atlanta Christmas 2010

It feels funny writing about Christmas on January 5, but oh well...here's a quick little recap! We loved our time spent in Georgia with all the family - and Lucca was a gem on both cross country flights, even when Yo Gabba Gabba didn't work on daddy's laptop (epic fail!!!). She had the best time at Mimi & Papa's house (AKA Disney World) - chasing Scruffy, playing basketball, collecting pine straw, riding bikes, looking at Christmas lights in the neighborhood, playing the piano, meeting Santa Claus, staying up til midnight on New Years Eve and spending time with her cousins.

Cousins baking Christmas cookies
The Annual Christmas Eve Puppet Show (Lucca was front row center)
Singing Christmas carols with Aunt Amy
And best of all, we had a WHITE CHRISTMAS!!! This is when the snow just began falling on Christmas Day. I was so excited I had to run out right away and take pictures...even though it hardly even stuck yet. It was so pretty and such a treat for this California girl!
Daddy and Lucca watching the snow fall on Christmas
Mommy and Lucca
Lucca liked coloring on the boxes as much as opening the presents :)
Her favorite spot at Mimi's house...the pool table.
No time for smiles, opening presents is all business...
More presents
Yo Gabba Gabba coloring books!!!
Thanking Mimi for spoiling her rotten! :)
And after an almost perfect Christmas Day, this next picture was taken just seconds before Lucca decided to touch that space heater on the right, burning both hands and creating quite the dramatic Christmas night, complete with a trip to Walgreens for burn ointment (but better than a trip to the hospital!). Rookie mom mistake - don't allow kids near space heaters!
Lucca and Lia holding hands at the Atlanta zoo. Cousins rule!
Those are just a few of our many holiday memories from this trip. Christmas 2010 was a success! We kept saying it will be our last calm Christmas before the storm of next year when we will have TWO KIDS and Lucca will know exactly what's going on. We enjoyed every moment of it and are so thankful and blessed for our family to spend the season with.

Goodbye 2010 - Now on to 2011!!!


Mama to 3 all-boy boys said...

So adorable. I missed seeing Lucca pictures, so now I've got my fill! Hope you are feeling well and being treated well by your boy*s* !

Masters Family said...

Love all the cute pics. Looks like you had a wonderful white Christmas! And I am in love with the Atlanta Chao's (I'm assuming) house. The pic of it from the front with the snow is just gorgeous! And anytime you want a white Christmas you are more than welcome to come to South Dakota! :)

william2233 said...

Cute pictures, from a children author