Thursday, December 31, 2009

Merry Christmas

We had an amazing Christmas! It was our first family Christmas on our own. We spent Christmas Eve at church and then came home to read the Christmas story, eat dinner and open one gift. After the girls were asleep Santa's elves went to work to get all the gifts ready. Mommy and daddy were both up before the Grace and Olivia on Christmas morning. We woke them up a little after eight. The girls were all excited with squeals and giggles. Grace's gifts from Santa that she asked for were an easel with paint and roller skates. Olivia got a baby doll swing and a crayon desk that sings. They both got lots more great gifts from friends and family.

Grace asleep in her bed on Christmas Eve night
Christmas Morning

This year we let Grace go to the dollar tree and buy gifts for mommy, daddy, Olivia, Copa, Maw Maw and Paw Paw all on her own. It was very interesting to see what she chose for each person. She was SO excited about buying wrapping and giving her gifts. You can see how proud she is in the picture below as daddy is thanking her for his notepad and highlighters.
Mommy got a figurine doll
Olivia got a pink flashlight
Copa got dog treats
Maw Maw got a spatula
Paw Paw got a flashlight
Olivia got several babies this Christmas. They were each a BIG hit!
This girl was in heaven on Christmas morning. Below she is was a bag (a sleeping bag) and candy.

Copa enjoying her Christmas presents.
Grace in her apron, panties and high heels.

And Santa's big surprise was a trampoline!!!
It was so cute, we had a big red bow in the middle of the den on Christmas morning. Grace nor Olivia ever noticed it. So we finally asked Grace to check outside to see if the reindeer ate the special food we left them. She looked outside and told us the food was still there then she said, "There is a jumpy, Mommy come look, there is a jumpy, Santa left a jumpy!!!". So cute!
And I promise Chad is excited about it.

Christmas evening was spent at the lake at Maw Maw and Paw Paw's. Great time eating Waffle House (the chicken my mom cooked was gross, something was wrong with it so we order Waffle House to go...memories). Hanging out with each other and opening gifts. The sunset was beautiful that night.

All four grand kids
Maw Maw with the girls
My sister and I
And attempt to take a picture with my girls
My sister, my mom and I

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Activities up til Christmas

This year we made another gingerbread house with the girls. Grace was really into it this year. We also decided as soon as we got done making it that we would let the girls eat it...Olivia's favorite part.

We walked around down town Lawrenceville one afternoon.

We went to South Carolina the weekend before Christmas. The first picture is after Katie's birthday party. The kids were tired. Laying on Chad's lap watching a movie.

Grace's last day of school was spent in Christmas celebration. Mommy was able to go up and party without any other kids. It was fun just hanging out with Grace.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Faces of Olivia

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Program

Last night was Grace's Christmas program at school. We weren't sure what to expect from Grace...last year she just stood on stage. But this year she shined. She sand every word of every song and was SO proud of herself. I don't have any great pictures of her on stage but you can see from the picture below how into it she was.

Olivia was a mess! She kept pointing to the stage and saying "me". They better watch out for next year, she might take over the stage.
She did not stay still the whole night and was showing off to anyone who would watch.
Grace had "all her people" there to watch. (those were Grace's words)

I hadn't asked Heather and Drew to come b/c I didn't want to bore them with our night, but Grace woke up yesterday requesting for them to come see her sing. In fact, when I picked her up from school yesterday she asked me if I had called Heather. I am so thankful for these two people, to come watch a preschool program just to support and make my little girl happy!

This little girl loves her Paw Paw!!!