Friday, December 31, 2010


Okay, so Abigail didn't want hugs and kisses at the time but I love to capture it all.  And when I capture anna's affection it warms my heart.

It's the hands that I love in this one more than the kiss

Wooden doll beds that Santa made for both girls.   This was the one thing on Anna's list that Santa had to bring.  Ahh, little girls!

Love this one.  I told Anna to make a face when she opened a book.  She really didn't have this reaction.  It's her first hard cover chapter book.  A lovely story I know she'll love. 

ooh, matching nightgowns for her and her baby

To grown her own fairy garden so the fairies will come

 Christmas Bliss

All tired out from Christmas morning


One little last minute gift got the biggest wow!

Christmas isn't Christmas without a baby doll.  This is Abigails favorite doll but Santa brought her new doll clothes.

First Donut

We always linger over a yummy breakfast on Christmas morning.  This year we decided to make homemade donuts since Abigail has never had one.  We were sure she'd love them!  After her first bite she said, "yum, these are good!"  And then she didn't have a single other bite.  I'm sure that her tastes have been changed because of her restricted diet.  For as long as she can remember she's never had dairy, soy, nuts, or fish.  So no cheese, no butter, no eating out really gave her a lack of taste for the yummy treats in life.  Although we make so many with "her ingredients" she just doesn't like them.  But of course Scott, Anna and I ate them all up!

I love Christmas breakfast.  Growing up it was special because it was the only meal Dad cooked.  Mom always made the table so pretty and Dad cooked a breakfast feast.  I still have to set a pretty table.  She might not have liked the donuts but they sure made for a pretty breakfast!  Yum!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fairy Treehouse

It was certainly the most magical of gifts this year.  The girls have loved fairies for as long as I can remember and Santa made the perfect present.  Two wooden fairy tree houses.  They were overjoyed and played with them for hours that day.  Makes me laugh how serious they were. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

This is Christmas

Waiting to go into the Living Room...

Can we go down yet?!  Love Abigail there too... just woke up!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Just before bed

Oh I love the magic, the anticipation, the excitement moments before bed...

Cookies for Santa and carrots for his Reindeer

Christmas Eve

After church we head home for our Christmas Eve party.  Four homemade soups, bread and sweets.  The kids have so much fun together and the grownups get to chat. Cousin and friends gifts are opened.  This year was extra special because Leah, Maddie, and their parents (our special friends) came too!  A magical night ending with the kids sprinkling "reindeer food" on our front lawn! 


Christmas was...