Well, Christmas has come and gone in the Lemons' household. We are currently sitting in a cleaned up house, tree in the attic, toys everywhere, and I am listening to Joelle try to convince Jared to let her sleep on the floor of our bedroom tonight :) "But, it's Christmas, Papa... I'll scratch your feet...what do you want...cuddles?"
To say our day was anything less than exciting would be an understatement. Joelle woke up with a huge smile and it stayed there for the entire day. In her prayers tonight she said, "Jesus, thank you for Christmas and for letting me be in Forney for my first Christmas." I mean, seriously, just melt my heart.
We had so much fun going 100% overboard for her first Christmas. But, I must say... it was totally worth it! That toothless smile was worth a million bucks!
Here's a little bit of our Christmas action :)
She just adores this Elmo... although she can't say his name for the life of her!
As Joelle would say... "A bicycle that fits my booty!!"
Before tearing into our presents :)
Did you get me Princess Sofia?!
YAY! You did!
The biggest surprise of all was the bounce house that we bought at the last minute. We saw it online and clicked purchase within an instant. She loves to cartwheel, roll, and flip so this was the perfect gift for her! I could literally hear her giggling from inside the house :)
After we finished our family Christmas, my parents and sister came over for a little more present-opening!
She LOVES her "monica" from Poppy!
But, we weren't finished yet... after lunch it was time to head to Jared's family for MORE Christmastime fun!
Isn't this the cutest little pillow pallet from her Aunt Li-ia?! I foresee lots of movie watching in our future!
And, seriously... because my child is just about as weird as they come, she wanted a Spiderman costume. She really doesn't know who Spiderman is, but she already loves a good superhero. Gigi and Poppy got her the costume, and I literally had to pry that sucker off of her. Don't you just love how she added the bow... too funny!
Spiderman tending to her baby from Aunt Anna!
And we couldn't end the night without taking some more family pictures.
We are just so blessed to have this little girl in our lives. Everything is so much sweeter with her here. You might have to force the smile off of my face at this point, because today could not have been anymore perfect than it was!
Oh, and if you were wondering... I have a child sleeping on my floor. So, her Christmas wish came true :)