Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Greetings this Christmas morning from the McInelly family! Our Christmas season has been wonderful to say the least. I feel so blessed with the knowledge that our Savior was born 2000 years ago and that we can celebrate his birth with a holiday that brings families and communities closer together.

The girls woke up this morning at a quarter till 5 to find that Santa had left their stockings in their room. They opened everything and played for two hours- well the older two did. I brought Moira into our room and she fell back asleep before I did (smartest thing mommy did today!). The girls knew that 7am was the magic hour and came in to wake us up on the dot. They helped us open our stockings (I got my 1st MP3 player!), and we headed downstairs.

Highlights of gifts:

Grace: jewelry making kit, Fashion Barbie, Jasmine doll, robe, Zoobles playset, robot building set, baby doll, clothes, and jewelry.

Liliana: from Toy Story: Rex and Jessie, remote control car, FurReal puppy, ColorWonder Paints, clothes, jewelry, Zoobles playset, and Toy Story 3.

Moira: pig pillow pet, FurReal kitty, drum, spiderman punching bag, books, a zooble, baby doll, and a rocking keyboard.

Moira had to be the cutest this morning- this is only her 2nd Christmas, but she's almost two, so she "got" it. She tore bows off (even if it wasn't her present), ripped off paper, and jumped for joy (literally) for each gift. She was so happy! She played with each toy as she waited for her next turn to open. She was so fun to watch!

Grace and Liliana were great too of course- they were gracious with their thank you's, and other than a few gripes from Liliana about jewelry, were happy with their gifts.

And one of the best moments was after we were done and Grandma looked out the window to see snow falling- big fluffy flakes that stuck to the ground and bushes. It made the morning so pretty- even if it didn't amount to much in the end. They are calling for a measurable amount tomorrow, which will be nice.

We hope that you all were able to feel the Spirit of the season today. Merry Christmas to all!

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