Sunday, December 26, 2010


We've had a busy couple of days getting ready for Christmas! On Christmas Eve day, we spent the day wrapping a couple of last minute gifts, cleaning and baking. Emma thought she would help by wrapping herself.

Emma and I made her great-grandmother Ortman's sugar cookies for Santa. Once they were cooled, we had a great time decorating them with frosting and sprinkles. Unfortunately, Emma didn't understand why Santa needed the cookies and wanted to eat them all herself.


Emma and Mommy...obviously the cookie is more interesting than taking a picture!

Enjoying her own cookie.

Later, we attended the Christmas Eve service at church. Emma looked beautiful in her new Christmas dress and we were so proud of how well she did at church! We went back to Mimi and Papa's house for dinner and presents. She sure got the hang of opening presents!

Of course, the bows are still the favorite.

Writing a special message to Santa on Christmas Eve.

Waiting for Santa!
On Christmas morning we woke up early to see what Santa had brought. Emma had been very good this year and received lots of presents!

Emma and her baby taking a ride in the new wagon.

Peeking in her stocking.

Santa left a yummy Christmas orange!

My family came over later to help us celebrate Christmas Day. Needless to say, Emma must have been very good this year!

She loved her new drawing table! Thanks Auntie Yaya and Aunt Mimi!

Opening her kitchen from Nana and Grandpa.

Now Mommy and Daddy can read to her whenever she wants with her special book!

Washing her hands in her sink.
We are so blessed to have our families here with us to help us celebrate Christmas. Emma is one lucky little girl to be so loved!

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