Family Photo 2009
After nearly an hour of wondering around the tree lot and arguing over how big the tree should be, we made our final selection, a fraiser fir about 6 ft. tall. Then our truck wouldn't start and we had to jump it (but we'll erase that little glitch from our memories). Alexa fed her first goat, she has always been afraid of feeding any animal but I gave her my glove so he wouldn't touch her hand; with strict instructions not to let the goat eat my good glove! Quite a feat for her, and it shows just how much she is growing and learning to take risks.
Adrianne picked her favorite Christmas tree.
On Christmas Eve my mom and the girls got out the Gingerbread house and decorated it to perfection. One of the best houses yet, and it is personalized with the half-moon window, sliding glass door, and girls' room window from our house.
Alexa with Uncle Pete.
Adrianne with Uncle Pete.
Ofcourse this year didn't pass without the much needed matching outfit photos, I got these from JC Penny's, not the dress I wanted but they didn't have it so I went for the sophisticated look.
Isn't this cute!
A couple more random assortment of Christmas eve photos.
When we got home from Christmas eve we put out some water and cookies for santa as well as a bowl of water for the reindeer. Adrianne was surprisingly more interested in placing everything out for Santa, we even opened the doors to our fire place so the big man could get in.
Christmas morning the girls woke and said to me, "MOM, Mom, santa brought the huge-est house!" The best gift from santa.
Adrianne was shocked to see that Santa drank all the water and ate the cookies! He even left her a dollar and a note telling her thanks for the cookies and the reindeer's water (boy we're they thirsty!) It was super cute to watch her, she was just in awe.. I loved it.
We let them open a few presents and they got to open some more after the aunts came.
We finished off Christmas day with a wonderful dinner and more presents, and the kiddos stayed up late into the night playing with their princess barbies and their huge house. What an awesome Christmas! :)