Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas and stuff

I just wanted to write really quick to document this Christmas. I don't think many people actually read this and that is ok~I don't do to good at updating~but I wanted to post some pictures and some memories so that I can look back on them in the future.

I was really excited about Christmas with Olivia this year. She is at such a fun age and really "got" the concept of Santa. We also talked alot about baby Jesus and read lots of books. Olivia asked for one specific thing this year~a purple thing with a pencil~AKA Leapster. This is ALL she has talked about since before Thanksgiving. We had told Santa about it, told EVERYONE about it. So I went Thanksgiving night at 10pm and stood in line at Toys R Us and got it 50% off! I was so excited about it and couldn't wait to see her face on Christmas morning.

Well, I wrapped this gadget and had it under the tree. Of course, I had to tell Olivia several~a million~times to leave it alone. I even went as far to say it wasn't her present, it was someone else's. On Monday or Tuesday of last week, Olivia and I were sitting in the living room playing. I got up to get the phone and right as I turned back around she had ripped the paper off the top of this "purple thing with a pencil" !!! "OOOOH!" she exclaimed!! "just what I wanted" I was speechless~on one hand it was HILARIOUS but on the other i had told her over and over to leave it alone. So I sent her to her room, put the gift in the closet, and told her I was taking it back to the store so another little girl who obeyed their mommy could have it. This broke her little heart. She cried and cried. As the week went on she mentioned several times about this gift and I told her that I took it back, but that MAYBE if she was good then Santa Claus would bring her one.

On Christmas morning, she ran to the living room to see if Santa had come and I captured this:


I guess Santa thought she was a pretty good little girl after all.

We spent lots of time with family. Olivia got tons of goodies. Her favorites are her baby doll, pink scooter, and her very first bicycle! We are having lots of fun enjoying all of it.



We will be spending lots of time outside this week I am sure~especially since Daddy is off this week and can help Olivia with her riding skills.
We did spend some time out this afternoon riding the scooter and she is getting the hang of it. I got some good pictures of it with my AWESOME Christmas gift from my hubby~the Canon Rebel T1i!!!! LOVE IT!!!
Happy New Year!!!!
Jen

1 comment:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my word, how cute!

Isn't funny, when our little ones do something like that, it's SO hard not laugh sometimes? Her little smile on Christmas morning is so precious, though!