Clara's first Christmas was lovely.
Bethany and Clara enjoyed themselves and the season. You can see the side of our new, tiny, pathetic tree. The big, fancy tree had a disaster in the attic, so now we have a tiny replacement Target tree that looks like an isosceles triangle.
On Christmas Eve, Granny came to visit. Bethany demonstrated how mama yaks carry their babies, as we learned in Music Class. It was hysterical.
Bethany and Clara enjoyed their new gifts!
Bethany enjoyed showing things to Clara. Ignore Lindsey's nasty sock.
At Christmastime, we were still in the process of finding a new church, so we were a bit at loose ends. We did go to church with some friends, which was nice. Since this was the mildest winter I can remember, the girls' snowflake dresses were more than a little out of place. (Bethany's cheeks are pink because she was hot.)
Clara was underwhelmed by the photo session.
We worked hard on celebrating Advent this year, with some neat activities and an advent calendar. Bethany did an excellent job of reminding Mommy to do the calendar every day.
On Christmas morning, Santa brought Bethany (and Daddy) a small train set. She and Daddy have had LOTS of fun with it.
Clara's stocking (thanks, Granny!).
Bethany's stocking. (What, you didn't get IKEA funnels in your stocking?)
Clara helped open a gift or two!
Later, we went to Macon to celebrate with Grandpa B., Nana, and Uncle Andrew. Here is rousing game of Shake, Shake, Shake Your Baby.
Grandpa and Bethany enjoyed playing with her new dump truck.
Bethany helped Nana open her gifts.
And Bethany turned Clara into a present.
A little belated Christmas cheer for everyone. :)