Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our Christmas & My Observation!

We had a great Christmas! Usually I kill myself making it exactly what I envision in my mind for my family. This year with everything going on, I just couldn't do it. I concentrated on the most important of our traditions but other things had to be cut out of my plan. I was worried that our Christmas wouldn't be up to par but you know what?

No one cared and it was the best Christmas we've had as a family yet!

I am sick every year on Christmas because I think I nearly kill myself trying to get everything done. I think it's my body telling me to take a break! However. This year I didn't stress about getting everything done and I didn't get sick this year! It was awesome!

I cuddled in bed with Allison Christmas night for a little bit and she said thanked me for a great Christmas and all her presents. I asked her what she loved the best and she said "I love everything the same; even the clothes." She has no idea how wonderful she made me feel by her little statement of reflection and thanks! She showed me that even though I didn't get everything done that I wanted, I did accomplish my mission by making her Christmas a memorable one for her!

Thanks baby! You are such a sweetie!

Here are some of my favorite photos of Christmas. Yes, they are all of Allison but it is her that made it so wonderful for me!
Allison wanted to put the ornaments on the tree this year. I let go of my perfectionism and let her have at it. She put them all on and our tree was beautiful! I have enough ornaments for 5 trees and I let her choose what she wanted to put on it. She picked all the ornaments that I have collected over many decades. Some of them haven't been on my tree for years. I enjoyed seeing them and sharing their memories with her.

As you can see my window doesn't have curtains on it. I had bought new curtains but never got the chance to paint the curtain rod. Even though I would have liked the curtains up for the picture, it didn't take away from our Christmas.

Our family presents that the three of us open on Christmas Eve. I had asked Allison earlier in the season how she felt about receiving 3 presents from us and 3 from Santa just like baby Jesus. She didn't flinch and was fine with it. However, I miscalculated and she ended up with 6 from us! Oops! I had forgotten that I picked up a couple of small ones during the year!

I love this baby!

This robe was a last minute idea and she loves it! I saw it at Target when I was looking for a holiday shirt for her to wear to school. It was on the 50% off rack and was under 10 bucks! It is so thick and soft! I'm thinking I may go back and see if they still have them. I would like to get the next size up for when she outgrows this one!

"Woooo Woooo!" Obviously she LOVED her make-up! That's my girl!
Oh and before anyone goes judging me and I get hate mail, the make-up is for special occasions and only Mommy is permitted to apply it. She knows too much "makes me look trashy."

As you can see by the look on her face, she absolutely didn't know that the Nintendo DS was a possibility. I had told her that it was a bit expensive and it probably wasn't going to happen. She asked if we could save for it and get it for her 8th birthday in July.
This was the highlight of my Christmas!
I didn't capture the kiss but here's the hug!
Telling my Mom about the Nintendo DS.
Doesn't she look so grown up?

Santa's delivery. He miscounted too and delivered 4! He also cheated and added the Webkinz friends!
Even with bed hair she's still cute!
I love her reactions!
What is with the kissing and hugging?
Santa brought her 20 "Magic Tree House" chapter books. This should keep her busy for the next several months!
Did you know that only Santa wraps presents in Santa paper?She's growing up too fast!
Have Fun!

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1 comment:

Jill Scott said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas. I enjoyed all the pictures of Allison. Her giddiness about her good fortune was all over her face. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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