Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great time here. Christmas Eve we spent in Olympia with my mother and family, and Christmas day we celebrated at my home in Tacoma. It was nice to stay at home on Christmas and just soak up the joy in watching the kids celebrate Christmas. I love to see how excited they get when they spend time with their cousins and grandparents, sneak too many snacks or in our case chocolate covered raisins, tear open presents, check to see that Santa did indeed eat our cookies...the list goes on and on.

Ava was so much fun this year! She took so much pride in the gifts she gave people and she was just as excited as they were when they opened them up. It was fun to watch. She has been watching me take photos and has been requesting a camera for some time, she was thrilled to get one of her own. She took over 100 photos!

She will have to start her own blog soon! I believe that at least 90 of the 100 photos are of her gifts. It was so cute, she would set up the shots carefully, the dolls had to be just right, Olivia even started to help. As you probably have seen in one of my other posts, Olivia loves rubber ducks! She was very happy to get a "GINORMOUS rubber duck" (Ava's description... which she got from the Will Ferrell movie "Elf") from her big sister for Christmas.

Olivia loves to play mommy to her dolls. I could have watched her all day as she set them up, spoke to them, and most importantly to her, ensured that all of them (Olivia included) had pacifiers.

After all of the gifts, food and company, our girls were overtired and full of sugar induced energy.... Ava was running circles around us (literally) and Olivia could not decide what she needed anymore, but it wasn't pants, she assured me of that!

What great memories we made! Christmas can sometimes become a whirlwind of gifts, company, and food. With all of the rush, I hope that all of you had time to soak up the ones that you love. God Bless you in the new year!

No comments: