Thursday, January 31, 2013

Christmas 2012

Just a few little Christmas photos to record the big day. We all had the stomach flu for the week and half leading up to Christmas, so our celebration was low-key. On Christmas Eve, Granny came to visit and spend the day. Clara loved her new books, and Bethany has had a blast sewing with the sewing block Granny got for her.

Bethany enjoys wearing all of this. All the time. Sort of like a bag lady.

Here are the girls after church on Christmas Eve. I almost took the plunge and got long-sleeved Christmas dresses. Thank goodness I didn't, because we had 70 degree weather. Again. It rained most of the day, but the sun came out as we were driving to church.  

We went to bed, and the girls actually slept until after the sun came up. I know I don't have many years left of that!

Bethany is not a morning person.

Their big gift was this farmer's market stand, complete with cash register, scale, and credit card swiper. They love it. One of Bethany's big thrills is beating the top of the scale like the Pampered Chef food chopper. She is slowly learning that things cost money, so the cash register has been fun. Typically, things cost "90 10."

Shoppers in action! 

The sleeper hit of this holiday season were these candy bracelets the girls got in their stockings. They loved them, and gobbled them up. I think they were gone before noon on Christmas Day.

The next day, we drove to Macon to celebrate with Nana, Grandpa, and Uncle Andrew. Here is the girls' present from them - a garden wagon! It is a lot of fun (and it lives in Macon, because it is huge). Grandpa forgot important Santa-related lessons, and did not assemble it in advance. The girls got to "help" him figure out the instructions and then use the tools to put it together.  Please note that Bethany is wearing her "ballerina clothes." She loves the skirt in particular, because it has "four fluffs, and they make me twirl better."

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