Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's the simple things...

We had a wonderful Christmas! Here is a highlight that captured some of the magic...

Can you see the sparkle in her eyes as she realizes what she's opening? Isn't it awesome how something like an umbrella can bring this much happiness? And we sleep with it beside our bed. And we got to use it today because it is raining. Bliss.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fa la la la la la la la

We're so excited it's Christmas time around here!

Holding a pic of baby sister- who we will hopefully get to meet within the next month!!

We have made a couple of visits with Santa thus far but have also had to discuss how we can't see him everyday; he has to go back to the North Pole sometimes; and others like to visit with him, too. Our Christmas list has been so fun listening to this year. It started off very simple with a candy cane. That's what she remembered Santa giving to her last year at the mall and that's what she wanted again this year. Then she realized that things could be requested....and a Dora Umbrella has been the highlight of the list. One Sunday she decided to announce that she wanted "a diamond"- this was totally unprompted and almost made water come through my nose. And to clarify, "a diamond necklace" was added. Yesterday she was sharing with Mimi her list and she added a big elephant. Thank you, Mimi, for explaining to her that they have to live at the zoo!