Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's been a busy time and mostly because I almost ALWAYS forget to move that damn elf every night. 9 times out of 10, Len is rushing out to the living room in his robe to move Charlie while I keep Lucy (she of the 5:30am wakeup) in our bed. But the girls love it when they find him every morning. Here he is eating cereal.
 And singing with the snowman.
A tea party with the Easter bunny and chick.
Having a bit of fun with the legos.
Nana arrived last week in time for us to do a classroom observation before Christmas break. We hid behind the one-way window for a while and then joined the class for circle time before they headed out for recess. Kate was working with a classmate and Ms. Xiang on math.
Lucy was working on colors and shapes.
They came together to work with Ms. Qiongwei on Christmas cards for grandparents.
We spent the weekend making and decorating cookies.

While decorating the cookies, we skyped with Sara and Lina in Sweden.

We celebrated Nana's birthday at First Slice with pie! Lucy chose French silk.
Kate chose chocolate peppermint.
And Nana chose apple.
Len and I went to Ikea while Nana stayed home with the girls. We wanted to get a daybed for the playroom and knew we couldn't fit it into our car if we had the girls with us. Turns out it wouldn't fit with 2 adults either. I ended up laying down in the back on top of the boxes for the ride home.
And here we are at Christmas Eve already! Charlie brought the girls Christmas nightgowns with matching gowns for their dolls. They opened their gifts this morning.
And here they were a few hours ago right before bed.
Meme and Papa sent Christmas ornaments (and an extra ornament for Lucy since she was lamenting how Kate has a lot of ornaments with her name and she doesn't have any...the pitfall of having a baby born into the family and one come along as a toddler).

Meme and Papa also sent Nooks for the girls. We got them charged and loaded with some books and apps. Nana gifted the Nook covers (I just love the New Yorker...or used to, back when I had leisure time to read).  They are now wrapped and under the tree.
Len and Nana took the girls to the Nature Museum today since it was in the single digits all day and too cold for the park. I stayed home and prepared our Christmas Eve dinner so we could celebrate tonight. It was the quietest meal I think we've ever had--the girls ate nearly everything on their plates and still had room for pie and ice cream!

And now we're off to bed. Santa has already come to our house to fill the stockings and add presents under the tree. Merry Christmas everyone!


Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Merry Christmas Lisa, Len, Kate, Lucy and Nana. I hope you had a wonderful day and that Santa was good to all of you!
hugs, Elizabeth

Heather H. said...

Merry Christmas, Lisa. Hope you had a wonderful celebration with family.


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