Monday, January 2, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas this year was truly different. Emma Claire loved anything and everything Christmas. Here are a few highlights from the season that we'll remember fondly...

She learned quite a few Christmas songs - Oh Christmas Tree, Away in a Manager, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Jingle Bells.

She loved playing with her Little People Nativity and one night she even wanted Baby Jesus to sleep with her in her crib. She knew who Mary & Joseph were and Daddy even taught her what the donkey from her nativity says. If you asked her whose birthday it was, she would sing Happy Birthday Jesus.

She also loved looking at Christmas lights. One of the most outlandish displays happens to be on our way home so we stopped several evenings to see them. She would shout out, oooohhh, Mismas lights!". I have a new appreciation for being who go all out decorating for Christmas after seeing the the excitement it brought her. We are going to have to step up our decorations outside next year.

We waited an hour and forty minutes to see Santa and still got smiles. While standing in line, she shouted out "Hi, Santa" and started waving at him. Almost two weeks later she still randomly starts talking about sitting on Santa's lap and getting her picture taken. And this makes it all worth the wait.

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