You know, it's true what they say - Christmas really is so much more fun when you have a child. Even if that child is only 4 months old and has absolutely no idea what is going on. As the first Grandchild it is safe to say that Phoebe was spoiled rotten. She got so many things and even joined in on ripping open some of the paper wrapped gifts.
We were so lucky to receive the Bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair! I saw this beauty in a store one day and absolutely fell in love. Yes, I fell in love with a high chair. WOW my life is different these days. HAH.
As you can see, Phoebe is a fan!
By the way do you see that ridiculous pile of presents in the background? Yeah we were only about half way through opening them all at this point. Yikes. It was so sweet of everyone to spoil us like this. Luckily it was mostly clothes for Phoebe and no crazy loud toys... yet!
All that opening presents can be pretty tiring to a little Christmas elf.
I cooked up a big spread for everyone - Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Balsamic Pancetta Brussel Sprouts, the works. And for dessert we had an amazing ice cream pie from our favorite local ice cream spot Humphry Slocombe. What you see below would be the remnants of a heartily enjoyed Guiness Ice Cream Pie with a Gingerbread crust and toasted marshmallow topping.
Yes indeed. How we managed to not eat the whole thing in one sitting I have no idea. We sure did try though!
We took advantage of having some family in town to sneak out and have a date night! Woohoo! I actually got to carry a tiny purse and fluff up my hair!
Dinner and Movie never seemed so luxurious. We laughed through Anchorman 2, happily chowed down on some tasty burgers and enjoyed a little walk though the city before heading home.
I had planned on taking some super cute posed Christmas photos of Phoebe and the dogs all decked out in their finest clothes (yes, the dogs had outfits) in front of the tree but we never really got around to it. I was busy cooking and the day just got away from us. Oh well, best laid plans.
Now it's on to New Years and my birthday. I wonder what 2014 has in store for us!