….And I still haven’t posted Christmas pictures! We have been enjoying the holidays and playing with Dad while he is home everyday on vacation.
Here is a wrap-up of Christmas Day at our house.Christmas morning we awoke to this:
The second thing opened was another princess gift: a write on/wipe off learning book.Molly still loves her princesses, but didn’t ask for anything princess this year. Could it be that she is growing out of this phase? (One can only hope!)
Can, I just say that I finally have Molly trained. Without prompting, Molly held up each gift and posed for a picture before moving onto the next. And to think, it only took about one million photos before she finally caught on. Mensa is knocking on the door.
Grandmom and Uncle Jack gave Molly Dinosaur Train DVDs and interactive Tiny and Buddy figures. These two toys will talk independently, but if you get the both of them together, they interact with each other. Very cool!
Molly is really interested in reading. She has one CD by Jack Hartman call Hip Hop Alpha Bop, which is
driving me crazy gets a lot of play in our minivan. Santa was nice enough to bring her a new one called Shake, Rattle and Read. Thank you, Santa! You saved my sanity.
Both Tony and I have laptop computers. Molly has wanted a laptop so bad that she has us fold a piece of paper in half and draw a laptop computer on it for her. Santa, in all of his wisdom, brought Molly this bright pink laptop.
Next, was the digital picture frame. I know what you’re thinking. Why are you giving a digital picture frame to a little kid? Here’s the back story.
When we came back from our adoption trip, I put a bunch of pictures into a digital frame. Molly has watched that frame for 3 1/2 years. She knows every.single.picture. And every story behind each picture.
We were getting down to the last few presents when Molly said, “Hey, what about my Snuggie? Did Santa forget my Snuggie?” No, sweet child, how could Santa forget the blanket with sleeves. Just look at that face. Pure bliss!
Here is a few of the gifts in action:
Later in the day Molly and I went through the house and got rid of a bunch of old toys to make way for the new. About twice as many toys went out as came in. Yipee!
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that 2011 brings nothing but joy to you and your family.