Finally, Christmas pictures! Sorry for the delay.

Ellie was a little groggy at first and not too interested in opening presents. But she lightened up at the thought of opening what was in her stocking for some reason. Maybe because it was candy. Takes after mom for sure.

It's like day and night, mom and daughter. (Dad too, but he was taking the pictures)

We kept the damage to a minimum by taking advantage of Ellie's intern-like abilities. She can go-fer with the best of them, and she did a good job of cleaning up the wrapping paper after each present was opened.

One happy reindeer, drinking from her reindeer cup.

By now, I'm sure you've seen, as I have, the new Coors Light commercials featuring Jim Mora's famous press conference. Ellie is firmly in what I call a "parrot" phase: she repeats everything she hears (thankfully we have cut back on the cursing). Hilariously enough, after the 5th time that commercial came on, she was over playing with her dolls and deadpanned: "Playoffs?!?! Don't talk about playoffs!" She even nailed the high-pitched Mora voice perfectly. I'm hoping to get it on tape and send it in to Coors.