Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's Over. Sigh...

So Christmas is over for another year. We traveled to Peter's Mom's place and stayed for two nights. We had a marvelous time. This Christmas was A's best yet. She was really able to understand what was going on and had a great time. I still don't think she's fully recovered from all the excitement but unfortunately we never really captured any on camera. I filmed the present opening fiesta so it's captured on video at least. This is the best of the bunch.



These are the photos we took on the way home.



We try to get pictures of Miss A of the rare occasions when she crashes in the car. We find this one particularly cute.



And of course Baby B always sleeps and is cute.




This is Peter being afraid of me driving and taking a picture at the same time.



But he really thought it was funny.



And Peter took a picture of the good winter driving conditions and the traffic.



And when we arrived home she opened her 'bigger' gifts. The one's we didn't want to pack up and have to drag home. We bought her a Barbie house and some accessories. She loved it. And I was happily surprised because I was ready to be disappointed in it once it was opened. I was worried when I bought it that it was going to be cheap and fragile. It's not. And not only that but it packs away to a tiny size which is perfect for our small house which is slowly being overrun with toys. Here are some humorous photos of the Barbies enjoying their new home and Miss A enjoying her gift. Can I just say that the washing machine and dryer actually spin. How cool is that?? (Yes, I'm living vicariously through my child!)











So anyway, now to get back into the regular swing of things. Which will likely include playing a lot of Barbies. :)

6 comments:

shoeaddict said...

Umm, I want that Barbie house.

elizasmom said...

Me too! Cool Barbie house. Eliza got a Littlest Pet Shop which is also kind of fun, and I got a LOOK from her because I was hogging the wind-up merry-go-round.

Anyway — love your in-the-car pics — I can totally hear you guys joking back and forth. And Miss A all passed out is TOO CUTE. I love when the little whirling dervishes crash out.

jen k said...

i love me some barbies!!

bon said...

Huh... that Barbie house is cooler than I woulda thought. I am DYING to get the girls a doll house of one sort or another, and I ask if they want one... but they never seem interested. Is breaking mah heart!

A's hair. Huh... it has really taken OFF! Is almost unnerving how much it pushes her into the realm of "kid" and not "toddler," or even "little girl."

beth - total mom haircut said...

Oh, if only those were like the pictures of my kids on the drive home...and of the lack of traffic. We drove from New York to Philly the Sunday after Christmas. Just so you know? Don't do that. Treacherous. Children screaming. No one sleeping. Cars not moving. Hideous.

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

Madeleine was the same way, she understood so much more what Christmas was all about but tended to focus more on the gifts. Oh, the gifts. They seemed endless. That was the only downside. She got way too many. But that doll house... yowsas! I might have to get one for her on her 4th birthday...