Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Little Ballerinas ...

A received a ballerina kit from Santa ... it has a mat, a ballet bar and a DVD about ballet with it. We finally took it out today to try it. M, of course, wanted to put her ballet clothes on too and join in the fun!

My little ballerinas!!

Dancing Queens ...<

M took a break from dancing to play with her sister's Rescue Heroes Helicopter (it was probably her only chance to play with it for more than 2 seconds before A took it back!) LOL!

A was really into it ... trying to get her feet just right on the mat!

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Christmas Day part II

After we opened up presents at home, we hopped in the car and drove from 11:00 to 3:45 up to Northern Wisconsin. The drive was a bit long ... the kids brought some new things to entertain them though! And it was worth the drive. We all had fun!

M hanging with daddy as we all sang some carols.

Santa stopped by to visit on his way back to the North Pole!

A opening a present …. She was so excited!!

M admiring her loot!

M enjoying her brand new Wiggles book!

The girls in their matching outfits from graham and pop!

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Christmas Day part I

In their bedrooms, waiting to go see what Santa brought! LOL!

M waiting for a gift to open!!

Yeah! A game for the Leapster (the one thing A really really wanted this year!)

M opening her shopping cart. She LOVES this thing. She pushes it around all the time now!

A getting the Dora princess doll. Another big hit!

M opening her ballet clothes (a gift from her sister!). M now asks all the time “Please I go to ballet class now?”

Me opening my gift! I saw Dell on the box …. Could it be?

Yes! It is! A new laptop! YEAH!

A tea set from sister!

Some rescue heroes from mom and dad … yes my precious little girl loves her rescue heroes. They help out the barbies! LOL!

Yeah! M got more trains!

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Christmas Eve Part II

After leaving my mom's it was time to come back home. Somehow we missed taking pictures and so there is only one to share!

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Christmas Eve Part I

The Christmas Eve celebrations started with a trip to my parents house to be with my mom's side of the family. Most of the family was there. We didn't stay very long .... about 2-2.5 hours. I wish we would have had more time, but we had to leave to get back to our house becuase dh's family was having their party! LOL!
Here are some shots:

The girls by my mom's tree. It was a beautiful tree this year.

Little M sitting by the tree with her blankie!

M with Mrs. Claus, aka aunt L!

Both girls with her!

A waiting anxiously for a present!

M getting a gift. Notice she is in her coat already. Just as we were about to leave, presents were passed out so we had to stay!

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Tuesday, December 21

The Tuesday before Christmas, we went to my mom and dad's house to exchange gifts with my family. We all had a lot of fun ... well of course! We all got lots of really cool and neat presents LOL! But on top of that, it was nice to visit with the family. We don't see them as much since we moved.

Which one is mine?!?!

Yeah! I like it!!

One of M's favorite gifts!

Dh got a tent!! He was happy!

Me showing off my new purse and scarf!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

For graham and pop!!

For graham and pop ... we tried to send them to you!

but it got a little crowded in there!
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Decorating the tree ...

We brought the tree home and let it sit for a day (that was hard for the kids!) And Sunday ( December 12) we decorated it. The kids had such fun! This was the first year that M could really decorate it and she loved doing it!! =)

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