Thursday, January 01, 2009

More Christmases

The day after Christmas was filled with our 3rd Christmas. My sister and her husband came in town so we had lunch and opened our presents with them.

Ella helping Uncle Bradley open one of his presents.

Helping Grandad open a present.

Ella got this very cool book from my mom. Every page is like a white board, so you can use the markers on it and then erase what you've done. Each page has lines to practice writing your letters, activities and places to color. It's really neat. And she LOVES it.

A new watch.

One of her favorite presents was from my parents and it's a treasure chest full of dress up gowns and all the accessories to go with them. Laney and Karoline need to come over soon to play dress up!

Dress up gown #1.

Dress up gown #2.

Dress up gown #3.

Aunt Michelle reading one of Ella's new books!

After we finished, we all loaded up and headed over to my Uncle's house for "Christmas Eve Dinner" with my dad's side of the family. We were pretending like Friday and Saturday were Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Ella has two boy cousins on this side of the family and they always wear themselves out playing so hard and loving every second of it.

We did a lot of Karaoke Revolution!

And bowling & tennis. Am I the only one whose body was ridiculously sore after a weekend full of Wii?

And even more games.

They are great cousins!! They play so well together.

I am so thankful for family! One more Christmas to go.

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DameyDonelle said...

Every time I play my wii, I am sore the next day. It is a little ridiculous!!!!
Ella's gowns are just the cutest, and tell her anytime she needs a friend to play with, I'm there! haha!!

I won't be coming back to Dallas until Sunday, so I will be seeing you NEXT weekend. It has been forever, and I am definitely ready for our reunion :)

Love you!

Kristin said...

I have so many responses to this fun post! Can't wait to come over and take advantage of that dress up chest.......AND I am completely flashing back to Taiwan in that questionable apartment watching you sing karaoke! Love it!!!!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Um, no, you are not the only one. Xavier has a bad case of Wii shoulder from tennis.

Jessica Leigh said...

I saw your book list includes Francine Rivers...I've been considering some of her books for a couple months. Do you like them?

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

It looks like Ella will have so much fun dressing up in her princess clothes!

pinkmommy said...

Oh yeah, so sore. But I can't stop playing. :)

Heather said...

Instead of tennis elbow, I think I have wii elbow :) It has been a constant staple in this house :) After our first night of playing I woke up the next day and my shoulder hurt so bad from bowling! :) It's getting better though :)

Becca said...

Ella is so cute on those dress-up clothes! Every little girl needs dress-up fun!

Helen said...

Love the dress-up treasure chest! (I so need to have a girl... lol)