I had to do a whole separate post for Christmas because there were so many good photos. While Josh skied at Mount Bohemia, I brought the girls to see Santa at the same place as last year: the Chassell Heritage Center. Willow acted about the same as last year. She wasn't shy at all, but she couldn't seem to think of an answer when Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas. Last year she said "a bear and an airplane". This year she said "a bear and a car". Pretty much the most generic gift ideas imaginable. Funny. I even prompted her beforehand to try to get her to think of something to ask Santa for.
After seeing Santa, they had cookies for kids to decorate.
This was our Christmas to stay in Houghton. It was nice and relaxing. Christmas Eve, we went to see the movie "Frozen" with my parents. Willow loved the movie. Then we all went to our house for homemade pizza. Willow put out cookies for Santa and also sprinkled some magic reindeer food outside. The reindeer food was a gift from aunt Jill.
Christmas morning was fun. Santa's big gift to Willow was a red barn for her horses. She also got the bear, and some matchbox cars.
Seda got into the action a little as well.
We did our usual tradition of delivering meals for Little Brothers, and then we went sledding at the Hancock Finlandia sledding hill with Scott, Sharon and kids.
Then we went over to my parents' house for Christmas dinner and some gifts. Willow got some more horses for her new barn.
Here's Seda and grandma with one of Seda's gifts.
Once Christmas was over, it wasn't really over. Grandma Jean, Grandpa Jack and Janna came up a few days later. This is what our tree looked like after they unloaded their car. Willow was practically hysterical with excitement...let the spoiling begin!
For the most part we were able to spread out the gift-opening over the length of their stay, so we didn't have to have an hours-long gift opening session. Here's Willow opening one of her bigger gifts- a horse swing. We'll hang it outside in the spring.
Here's Seda modeling a balaclava that Janna made her.