Saturday, January 8, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
At my grandma Doyle's house we enjoy a big meal of prime rib and lots of other goodies before we have our annual Christmas program. Back in the day it consisted of myself and my cousin Linds reading the Christmas story out of the Bible. Over the years it has morphed into something more. We light candles, the kids all have parts they read from the story and we sing carols. Emma doesn't understand it yet, but I look forward to the day she can participate! Then we open presents.
We draw names for the big family party. Emma got a Hide-and-Seek Jojo, which mommy put on her list... needless to say she loves it, but mommy is ready to throw it out in the snow! Who knew a little blue bunny could be so annoying (and a bit creeepy)?
Emma opening presents with Aunt Jessica and Uncle Ross on Monday.
She got a scooter and helmet from Grandma and Grandpa Klein. A wardrobe change took place also. She got a shirt from Aunt Jessica that says "My Aunt is my BFF" and she insisted on changing.
Jason bought Emma a gift while he was out shopping this year. Based upon the look on Emma's face he did a good job. Mommy's not nearly as excited about the Playdough and the mess that comes with it, but I know she'll love it.
I think Emma is more excited about daddy's new undies than he is :)
She loves her doll that I won from Baby Be Blessed.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Since it is a new year, often filled with new resolutions, I am vowing to take more time to appreciate the little things. The way my daughter so meticulously cares for her dolls, the giggles that make her little belly shake when we make goofy faces together. The way her eyes light up when her daddy walks in the room. On the days when she is a little crab cake I have to remind myself that "this too shall pass" and cherish this precious one.
Happy New Year!
My aunt and uncle are avid MSU fans, so I made this banner for them. My grandma used to be in interior design so she had all these wonderful fabric samples for me. All I did was trim, paint the letters and add rick-rack. This should fit right in their Sparty room.