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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

After spending almost 2 days in bed I finally felt well enough to get up, get out, and get my baby girl!!!  We got dressed up to go see Santa on Thursday even though she kept saying she didn't want to see him.  I would say "don't you want to tell him all the new toys you want for Christmas?"  Her response was "no, I just want old toys!"  I said "what about the baby brother and real puppy you want for Christmas?"  She said "NO, I'm gonna ask Jesus for my real baby broder and real puppy!"  She's too smart for her own good! 
I thought I would bribe her with letting her go to build a bear for the first time.  She picked out a precious reindeer and Mommy tried to hold back the tears being in that store.  The last time I was there I was buying a Halloween costume for my month old preemie because everything else was too big, the time before that I was pregnant with her building her first teddy bear with her brother Preston.  He built her a rabbit, one of her favorite stuffed animals.  So everyone knows it's ridiculously expensive, but I guess your not paying for the stuffed animal your paying for the experience.  Since my eyes have welt up with tears in that store two times now, I guess it's a special experience for me.    A glorious $50 bucks later for a stuffed animal and we were on our way to visit Santa.  Yeah, right!  She was screaming as soon as we mentioned it leaving the store.  Luckily, for her, he was on his lunch break and there was no way I was going to fight it for 30 minutes waiting on him to return prior to standing in the line!  If you've lost track here's the most recent score postings:
Brynlie: 9, 312          Mommy: 3

A few more stops and we were on our way home to start wrapping!  I was happy to have her help, but let me translate that into Bryn's language......I hold the tape and give you a piece when you ask for one right after I'm done playing with it oh wait I want to put the piece of tape on the present in the complete opposite direction of where you are pointing!  I'm such a gooooood helper! 

We then went to Don and Marilyns to have Christmas with the Cousins.  Brynlie got a really neat ballerina that is her size, you can strap the feet onto Bryn's and they dance together, very nice pj's, a travel toy, a make-up kit, and 2 train cars.  After that semi-controlled chaos we were headed straight to bed (one of us anyways).

Nonnie woke us up when she came over and let us know that Santa had been there!  Santa brought Brynlie a huge train table and all the goodies that go with it and a Barbie doll house that is bigger than she is!  Mommy and Nonnie got her lots of Barbie's for the doll house, lots of movies, an art easel/desk, a Barbie convertible, and some more small stuff.  Papa and Grammy bought her a Leapster2 and game, hopefully these upcoming trips to Kansas can begin being a little educational instead of a straight moviethon.  It took 1 1/2 hours to open presents because she just really wasn't interested in doing anything but playing with the train set and doll house. 

After Christmas Eve service we went to eat dinner with the Harmon's and open yet more presents!  She got lots of ADORABLE clothes and a puppy that she can really walk who barks and pants.   And a complete set of baby bed, stroller, bouncy seat, and play mat for her babies. 

It was an fabulously awesome Christmas, I enjoyed every single minute of it...and it flew by way too fast.  She's gone to spend Christmas with the other half of her family for the next week and I miss her already!  My to do list is purposely long for the next 8 childless days, this should make the week go by fast and enable me to hit the ground running at the beginning of next year expanding the clothing line and prepping for the Spring sale in Wichita.