Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas- Part Two

Since it is New Year's Day, I guess I will finally get around to posting about the rest of our Christmas! I left off with Cliff and my Dad working into the evening to finish the swingset, and now I'll let the pictures tell the story of our third Christmas morning (and by far most fun so far) with our sweet girl.

Warning: Photo overload!

Checking out what Santa left in her stocking. She was so excited about the little happies and candy, little did she know what else was in store!
Opening a few gifts from Mama and Daddy and Chris and Kaki. They stayed with us for a week and Mimi had so much fun with them (and I think they had a little fun too!) Katie also came over with gifts and her camera to capture some memories.

 Santa liked our cookies!
 Thanking Kaki and Chris for all her presents

Finally going outside to see what Santa left for her!

Her reaction was priceless! That thing paid for itself within 5 minutes.

Resting up on the way to Grammy and Papa's on Christmas night.

Sadly, this is where I was just too tired to take any more photos. But we had a great time, and Mimi RACKED UP on so many more gifts, including a Barbie Jeep from Aunt Mare and Uncle Justin, a vanity from Uncle Jeremy, a tricycle from Uncle Josh and an art easel and a precious newborn baby doll from Grammy and Papa that she has now named baby Audrey. I have no idea where she got that name.

The weather was so cold that it was a couple of days before we were able to really get out and enjoy the swingset, but when she finally was able to, she has had a ball!

I also finally invested in a new camera after Christmas, and it is much quicker than my old one about catching those smiles from Mimi.

Modeling one of her new gifts from Mama and Daddy, a monster towel.

Isn't she scary?

A few days after Christmas, we drove over to Laurel to visit Cliff's grandmother and Amelia was so sweet to her. She really did well at all the family gatherings and was so loving and performed all her tricks for them, ha.

Later that night, we celebrated Papaw Fred's 82nd birthday. At every family gathering besides at my grandparents' on Christmas Eve, Amelia has been the only little one, so you can imagine that she was the center of attention. She loved it all and everyone enjoyed getting to play with her. She was SUCH a ham on this night for everyone.

We are SO blessed to have so many people who love us and our little girl. We don't take a single bit of it for granted. Of course, the ridiculous number of gifts she received is appreciated and she loves them all, but the love that all of our family has for her is just priceless. We had such a fun Christmas and an amazing year, and we are looking forward to what God has in store for our family in the coming year!

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!"
Psalms 126:3

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