I told you there were going to be lots of updates and photos... that's what no internet for 5 days will do to you! So after spending tons of time outdoors leading up to Christmas, it was finally Christmas day with the Bartlett fam. As usual, Riley was the first one awake, and we had the job of keeping her away from the Christmas presents until it was time to open them. Of course she sported her Elmo Christmas pajamas most of the morning. :)
And as expected, Riley loved opening presents. She tore through them like a pro.
This baby got LOTS of presents. In fact, so many presents that she got overwhelmed and didn't want to finish opening them! We had to save some for the day after Christmas!! But of all her presents, one of her favorite things was that little pinwheel she's holding. Oh the simple things.
Other faves? Sand and water table from Santa. Total hit.
And floor piano from Nana. She wasn't too sure at first, but once she figured it out, she loved it.
In the afternoon, Santa made an appearance! Riley wasn't totally sure, but we convinced her to sit on his lap without any tears!
After a morning and afternoon full of Christmas fun and visitors, we had a few minutes of down time before the next side of the family arrived for the evening celebration. We tried to get Riley to relax and recharge, which worked for a little bit, but it wasn't long before she was looking for mischief...
Bin full of corks all over the floor? Check. Crazy baby!!
Riley was only able to stay awake through a small part of the evening celebration before she asked to go nigh-nigh and marched her little self into bed. Overall it was a great Christmas with lots of food and family and fun!
(Riley's great Nana with all her great grandchildren)