DAY CARE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Addyson got a Dora doll form Maddie. And from her teachers (Ms Lindsey and Ms Andrea) she received a big silver bell -- she loves ringing it. Addyson also made a snowman ornament (the fingers of the hand print are snowmen), a card and a cinnamon doll ornament. Love all of the hand made gifts!
Campbell received a 1st Sound Baby Walkman from Drew. From her teachers, Ms Cheryl and Ms Alice she received a book. Campbell made us a card and a boot (painted purple with her footprints as snowman).
Unfortunately only Campbell sat on Santa's lap!
|This is the closest Addyson would get to Santa - I think only 3 of her classmates |
actually sat on Santa's lap, he didn't have a lot of fans!
We thought we would try another visit with Santa and a visit that included breakfast so we would have time to warm up to him. Unfortunately, this didn't work. Addyson was not interested in sitting on his lap.
After Santa visited us on Christmas Addyson did say that he wasn't scary anymore and that he was nice. Maybe next year!
|Addyson and Campbell snuggling.|
|Campbell's Week 20 -- lots of smiling, blowing bubbles and making noises.|
|Addyson and Campbell in their Big Sis & Lil Sis t-shirts.|
|Campbell in her first bath with her big sister. It was a little tight but both girls enjoyed it!|
|The Brand girls|
|The Reed Family at Brand Christmas 2011.|
|Campbell with a stuffed zebra from Aunt Mallorie|
|Addyson with two of her presents -- a sit 'n spin and a big kitty doll that has buttons, zippers and laces to tie!|
|Addyson really enjoys the company of either her Uncle Steve or Mallorie's boyfriend Matt. |
Tonight she helped Matt open up his presents.
CHRISTMAS EVE WITH GRANDMA RHONDA
|Grandma Rhonda and her girls .|
|Addyson and Campbell in their Christmas outfits!|
|Campbell with her turtle gift with lots of balls to play with.|
After we finished opening gifts with Grandma Rhonda we decided to drive around Versailles and look at Christmas lights - which Addyson really enjoys! About twenty minutes into the drive she started to drift off. Right before Addyson fell asleep she saw Santa in a yard and said "Santa, I love him!" Too cute! I think next year she won't think he is so scary and will be ready to sit on Santa's lap.
All of the parties must have wore Addyson out. On Christmas morning, finally around 8:30 we had to go into the kitchen and make noise to wake Addyson up. (She usually wakes up around 6:30 / 7!) She must have forgotten that Santa was coming.
|The Christmas tree before the girls woke up on Christmas morning.|
|Addyson ready to open presents.|
|Campbell can't believe Santa came!|
|Opening gifts on Christmas morning.|
|Too much excitement for Cam - big yawn!|
|Nope, just tired of sitting up! Ready for some wrapping paper.|
|Santa brought lots of new games for Addyson. |
Best part of this picture - notice the wrapping paper on Cam's head. This happened numerous times during the morning.
|After all the presents were opened - not too messy! Addyson had to move her chair over to|
the tree so she could feed her baby and stay in the scene.
|Addy loved her Cabbage Patch Doll and bottles that Santa brought her. She wanted to stop unwrapping presents and feed her baby -- such a good little mommy!|
Below are videos of Addyson opening gifts from Grandma and Grandpa Reed.
(editor's note: Addy has an old camera of ours and a toy camera - both that do not working.)