Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Christmas

We had a fun Christmas Eve this year with my family. We had everyone over to our house for dinner. Unfortunately, all my pictures turned out blurry--except for these pictures of Skye, and she's who really counts, anyway, right?! We all opened presents from each other and Skye opened one from Daddy. She got some more Dr. Seuss books which she has read every single day since then--and sometimes twice a day!
Another fun part of the night was talking to my cousin who's on a mission in Toronto. She just got transferred to Niagra Falls. It was great to hear how much she has learned and grown since going on her mission. She's been out for almost a year now!
And here's our tree with presents!
No, Skye did not wake up early Christmas morning. She doesn't know how to do that yet, thankfully! But she was excited to get into her stocking and presents!

Santa left her a mommy giraffe for the baby giraffe she already had. She was soooo happy about that! Skye has never been a doll person, despite my efforts to get her to be one. But she liked playing with this doll at the store, so I thought I'd give it a try. She "eats" and talks which I think is why Skye likes her. She has had a lot of fun playing with Daisy (what she named her) the last few days.

She also got some more watercolors from Santa and was excited to start a new masterpiece!
She's so talented, she can paint with both hands at once!
What a coincidence that Skye got Lance a new easel! It came with this canvas of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" stenciled in. Lance got right to work painting it.
My parents and brother came by later with some more presents. I got this beautiful necklace from my sister that just happened to match what I was already wearing!
Skye loved these puzzles my parents got for her.
Lance had a hard time staying away from his painting and spent most of the day with it! He had a little fun pretending to be Van Gogh, too!
Skye was excited to get her usual pomegranate in her stocking! We also had fun at my sister-in-law's house for dinner that night. I forgot the camera, though, so I don't have any pictures of that. It was a big day!
Here's Lance's finished product. It's already framed and hanging on our dining room wall!


Jess said...

Merry (late) Christmas! I'm glad Skye has been playing with Daisy, like you'd hoped she would. And I liked the picture where Lance was pretending his ear was cut off. :p

Cookie said...

Yay! Jessica got the Van Gogh ear thing! We did have a lot of fun at your place on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

Lance said...

it sure was a good Christmas. I hope that we have many more just like it.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year babe.