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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas in Review

On Christmas Eve, we spent a few hours in the afternoon and early evening with our families via Skype. We chatted and opened gifts "together," and despite the fact that we'd rather be with our families in person, this was still a great way to feel like we were spending the holiday with them. Below, Norah enjoys the cradle her grandpa made for her baby. She L-O-V-E-S it! And it's so cute, because she tucks her baby in and says "shhhh" while she rocks her doll.
This one below is a bit blurry, but Norah is showing off her penguin tattoo. It goes well with the fancy dress and pink cowgirl boots, doesn't it?
Chillaxin' on the back porch with her baby doll.
On Christmas morning, Norah didn't waste any time tearing into the packages that we'd been telling her for weeks to quit un-wrapping; she was finally given free reign to un-wrap to her heart's content. She began by helping Scooter with his gifts.
Then moved on to her own.
The process of un-wrapping literally took most of the day. We'd un-wrap some, play, have a snack, etc, and then return to the un-wrapping. Turned out that we never even got out of our PJs. Below: Norah playing with her My Little Pony, which I had a good time with as well. There is something very zen about brushing and braiding Pony hair.
Norah in the reindeer antlers.
And, finally, after all the gifts were opened, it was just time to play.
We never went anywhere, and we didn't have any company, but somehow, the day wore us all out! And, I was in bed by 8:30. So, it was a fun holiday, but I'm glad it only comes once a year!

15 comments:

Lisa said...

cute photos. Merry Christmas!

Charbelle said...

Oh my goodness that little dress and the pink boots and the penguin tattoo, fabulous!! Merry Christmas!!

ajh said...

Love the dress and cowboy boots!

Nicole said...

Merry Christmas.
Skype is great isn't it.
Love that Norah is in a sleeveless dress why the rest of the country is snowed in!

chia said...

Awesome! Norah's such a doll. Glad y'all had a great Christmas!

N.D. said...

so cute! Merry Christmas!

lee said...

She's a bad-ass with that tattoo!

I've never used Skype before. I think this makes me old.

savvyfitchica said...

Looks/sounds like the perfect day to me! Great pictures! Merry Christmas!

MCM Mama said...

Merry Christmas! The holiday is so fun when kids are that age. She's adorable!

Stuart said...

Bed by 8:30...now that's a Christmas Miracle!

RunningLaur said...

Those are some sweet giant crayons!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love the photo of Norah coloring. I wish little boys liked to color! LBM doesn't have much for it. He'd rather be throwing a flying tackle at my head. Boys!

runner26 said...

what a fun day! norah looks like she had a great christmas, as is evident from the looks on her face. merry christmas!

Agate Lake Girl said...

We had a similar holiday - quiet, but nice. Norah looks like she had fun and that's the most important part!

Heather said...

Your daughter is SO cute and I absolutely love her name.