Saturday, December 26, 2009
We had a wonderful Christmas. We were happy to find that Santa indeed visited our home. He ate the cookies we left and filled the girls' stockings with wonderful treasures. He also left them a Kinderkram Witch and a Prince Charming! They go with the toys he brought last year-- the mushroom house and Snow White and the seven dwarves.
The girls were soooooo excited and happy! But Ceci was still sound asleep when Bella and Olivia got up and so they decided to wait for her so she could be a part of the action. Luckily, Santa had brought some little Dover activity books that were right on the top of the stockings-- sticker books, and magic invisible picture books that when you rub a pencil over it, the picture shows up! Olivia LOVED that! So the older girls played with their books while waiting for Ceci.
Soon little Ceci woke up and the girls were able to take down their stockings and enjoy the wonderful things Santa had brought them. The stocking is one of my favorite parts of Christmas, so I REALLY enjoyed the cute tiny things Santa had brought--rainbow crayons, peacock stones, angel earrings, a butterfly necklace for Ceci, polished gems, an amethyst crystal for Ceci, giant apples and oranges from the North Pole, and of course, chocolate! The highlight of the stockings were the tiny capsules of colored pencils and the tiny blank book to color in. The pencils are two inches tall! The girls LOVED them!
They played with everything very happily until Grandma and Grandpa woke up and joined us. We then did lots of present exchanging. Craig and I gave them piggy banks, because somehow they all decided they REALLY wanted them. (Olivia BEGGED and CRIED for one at Cost Plus the other night.) They LOVED them! We also gave them some tiny dolls that I made little necklace pouches for. Grandma opened all her presents from the girls and she LOVED them! Then came time for them to open what Grandma got for the girls-- she got them Peanuts coloring books which they truly loved and then ADORABLE fairy furniture and a little bridge and pond for their mushroom house! This led to bringing in the mushroom house and then hours and hours of play for the rest of the day. It was fantastic! We did take time to give Grandpa his presents-- I had gotten him a book about Olvera Street and Olivia had made him a pin of a baseball, mit and bat. It was so creative, and so cute. She totally made it all herself. Then Grandpa gave the girls an Alvin doll that sings the Christmas song! They went crazy for it! (My girls are crazy about the Chipmunks.) He also gave them a coupon good for going to see "The Squeakquel." They were thrilled!
We made a yummy egg casserole for a late breakfast and then later we had a roast, mashed potatoes, salad, and creamed corn for dinner. My favorite part of the day was probably great nap I got in the middle of the day! After dinner we read the Christmas story while Bella acted it out with our wooden Nativity. We also sang lots of carols which was so nice. We had a wonderful Christmas Day! We hope you all did too!