Saturday, December 25, 2010
It took Violet 1 1/2hrs to open her gifts and it wasn't because there were a ton, she wanted to play with each toy.
Ivy and Willow got some treats from Santa too.
Yeah! I can take pics of artwork and Violet now without complaining about my lighting situation.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Violet's presents are wrapped in the red plaid wrapping paper. It's Santa's wrapping paper. I bought nine rolls of this paper. We'll see how long it lasts. I don't think we even used up half of a roll for this xmas. I got a crazy deal on the easel. I originally was going to make her one for her bday, but for what I paid for this I could not have made one.
...and more importantly, bunny car!
I took video of Violet's expression as we peeked around the corner. I will post that later. We turned all the lights out except the christmas tree and decorations. We saw Santa eating his cookies and putting gifts under the tree. She was a bit shocked and didn't really want to look at him but I kept pointing and telling her to look. She did really great and talked about it as I put her back to bed.
Santa then left and made another appearance at Jason and Shannon's house.
Violet was very eager for everyone to arrive. Apparently so was Ivy.
Lauren opening her Little Mermaid with matching Little Mermaid skirt.
Thomas opening up his Harry Potter wand. It think we had him convinced by the end of the evening that he could cast spells. I think I heard him try to throw a Patronus charm.
Violet cleaning up afterwards.
We played for a little while before heading to bed.
Getting the cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer. She left out nine carrots. One for each reindeer. I asked her last week if she wanted to leave anything out for the reindeer and said 'reindeers eat corn on the cob'. I looked for corn on the cob at the grocery store and only found four packs. She eventually decided carrots were good too.