Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Conversation with Emma and Lily

During snack time after school today this is what happened:

Emma: Uncle Jimmy drive big fire truck.
Mommy: Yes, Uncle Jimmy does drive the big fire truck.
Emma: Emma drive fire truck.
Mommy: Yes Emma did drive the fire truck.
Emma: No helmet!
Mommy: That's right, Emma did not like the helmet.
Lily: No helmet mommy.
Mommy: That's right Lily, you did not like the helmet either.
Emma: Uncle Jimmy cookie.
Mommy: That's right Emma, Uncle Jimmy gave you a cookie.
Lily: Uncle Jimmy cookie yummy in my tummy.

As this was going on I just sat on the couch dumbfounded.  We visited uncle jimmy almost a week ago at this point and they still remembered everything that occurred!  WOW!!!!!! I am constantly amazed but what they do and say.  This year is going to be so much fun!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011 Part 2...Tallahassee

We got home late last night from our visit with Nana and Papa.  Santa knew that we were in Sebastian, so he visited our house as well.






The girls gave us a great Christmas present and slept until 9am!  I could not have imagined what would have occurred in the morning.  It truly was MAGICAL.  Christmas as a parent has a whole new meaning.  This was the girls 3rd Christmas, but really the first one that where they knew what was going on.

Daddy got the girls ready and I was downstairs with the video camera.  It was going well until we mentioned Santa.  See Lily is fine with saying Santa and seeing pictures of Santa, but the idea that Santa was downstairs was a bit too much for her.  She did not want to come downstairs.  We tried telling her that was was not there, that he left her some stuff, but she was not having anything to do with that.  So daddy had to carry her down the stairs.  Once Emma got a view of the downstairs she kept saying "toys toys" in the cutest little British accent ever. I'm glad we got it on video.

The girls loved their shopping carts and drove them around the house all morning.  They also got to have some of the traditional cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  Lily did not like hers, hopefully next year :-)



We had a full day ahead of us.  Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Steve, Aunt Nita and Trace were all coming over to celebrate Christmas.  While we were waiting for everyone to arrive we had a apple snack and played tickle monster with Uncle Steve!




The girls starting with their stockings and Aunt Nita and Trace's gifts












Uncle Steve went to Austria over the summer and brought the girls some traditional Austrian dresses, they are amazing.


We then moved on to the mountain of presents from Santa.






 












 



Lunch/Dinner was great, grandma did all the food since we got back to late.



After dinner the girls did a mini fashion show with their dresses from Uncle Steve.



















It was such a great day. It is so nice to spend the holidays with family.  We all went to bed early....it was a very fun and exhausting several days.  Merry Christmas!