We had an amazing Christmas! John Paul trumped us all by waking up at 4:30am but Cecilia came in a close second at 6:00am. At 8:30 we sat down in the living room and Ben opened his first present. He was so cute and so excited. We were all surprised by how well he unwrapped his gift. Rose of course wanted to open up every toy, the moment she unwrapped it, and since then, everywhere we go she brings her Cinderella cell phone and lipstick. I asked everyone what their favorite gifts were and Rose said her favorite gifts were, her play cell phone, nail polish, shiny lipstick and her plastic tea set. Max's favorite Christmas present was his stuffed polar bear named, Polar. (Santa gave him Polar). John Paul's favorite gift was the giant wooden castle that he and Max got. Cecilia's favorite Christmas gift was her porcelain doll, but she says that she LOVES everything else! My favorite Christmas gifts were my hair straightener, my bed set, and my CD player. Mom's favorite gifts were her chocolate and ipod. Daddy's favorite gift was his GPS, and Grammy's favorite gift was EVERYTHING!! (Oh and Benny really likes his teddy bear named, Checkers, his Elmo bike, and his wooden train!)
All the pictures except the last one, are of us opening gifts and thanking other family members. The last pic is of our traditional Christmas morning brunch: Eggs Benedict. Daddy makes the most delicious brunch of Eggs Benedict, (eggs and ham on English muffins with a cheese sauce poured on top!), with orange juice in wine glasses and pear halves with cherries! Ooh, it is so yummy!!!
After we opened all our presents, (which took three hours! No joke!) and ate our brunch, we went over to our Anthony grandparent's house and spent the rest of the day with them. And then on Friday we went to Aunt Eileen and Uncle Mark's house and we had so much fun! On Saturday Grammy and the "Anthony Ladies" went up to Elizabeth town for Ania's bridal shower. That was tons of fun as well!
So after all that we are relaxing and enjoying the end of the holidays and the beginning of 2009!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!