Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy Holidays

I can't believe how fast Christmas has come and gone. The new year will be here in a few days and the holidays will be over. I am actually looking forward to starting out fresh again as a new year always brings new things. Look what this year brought us, our precious Gracie! Christmas was very busy and exciting this year with a 14 month old running around. On Christmas eve, we had Jerry's family over and Christmas day, mine. I baked up a storm of cookies on Christmas eve and made an italian dinner for Christmas day.

Gracie doesn't really understand the concept of Christmas and Santa so I would say it was more fun for us to buy things for her and wrap them up. She wasn't really into the presents but loved the ribbon. She has this cute little habit of wearing them like a scarf! The poor thing was a trooper despite the fact that she has been teething and cut two teeth within days of each other this past week. She did get worn out and when present time came, fell asleep in my lap. I did wake her up in time for her presents though and she got a lot of nice things, including a huge wagon from grandma and not one but two rocking toys! Happy New Year from our family to yours. May it be a peaceful and healthy one.

P.S. In case you didn't already know, you can click on the picture to make it bigger.

This was taken the week before at our friend's Christmas party. I found a Winnie the Pooh Christmas outfit that I couldn't pass up of course!

Christmas Eve

Helping mommy open a present

One of the two rocking toys she received. Gracie wasn't to thrilled about it so her cousin Kevin had to show her how to ride it. I think he enjoyed it more than Gracie!

Finally on the elephant!

She really enjoyed playing with Kevin and especially liked the toys he got.

Christmas morning. Yes I gave her goldfish crackers, one of her favorites. I know, bad mommy but hey it was Christmas.

Grandma and Gracie

Gracie had a blast playing with her two uncles. They kept her entertained while mommy cooked dinner.

Gracie's beautiful Christmas dress.

Gracie was not too fond of the ears as you can tell from the picture. I had to quickly snap this picture before she took them off.

Poor Gracie did not want to smile here

Her second rocking toy which she seemed to like. I think because it's so big and has fur like Wrigley.

Jerry is thrilled about one of his presents

Apparently dad is thrilled about his present too!

Too tired for presents

Opening her first gift

Here she is wearing the ribbon like a scarf


ginger said...

Looks like a great Christmas! Gracie looks like she is having fun in the middle of it all. I am glad that you had a "merry" one!

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Happy New Year! Looks like Gracie had a great Christmas! She's so cute in her Christmas dresses. :-)