Thursday, March 26, 2015

Christmas Day

Christmas Morning was really fun this year. Emery was much more into Christmas and was so excited to see what Santa brought her. I think Jefferson and I were even more excited to see her reaction to her presents than our own. Christmas is so much more fun with a little one.

Waiting to come downstairs Christmas morning. (Almost) two years old is the best Christmas age. She is still excited but not so excited that she woke up early so we all got to sleep in and enjoy an excited little girl Christmas morning.

Emery coming down the stairs to see what Santa brought her...a Minnie Mouse couch/fold out bed, a Minnie Mouse, and candy. She loves Minnie Mouse. When she saw Minnie sitting on the couch she said, "I wike to hold her" while holding her hands out for her. It was so cute. Good thing we have it on video.

Opening the rest of her presents from Mom and Dad.

A drive-by for some Christmas Ms (M&Ms) from Santa.

Emery had been asking for boots for months but I couldn't find any that fit her feet. Finally, we were at Kohls and tried some on and they fit! When I told her that we need to put them back she ran around the shoe department (with them still on) yelling "I Wike Boots!!" Emery never acts like this and stays very close to me any time we're out so I knew she really did love the boots. Luckily Dad was able to pick them up on his way home from work so she could have boots for Christmas.

Coloring with her new colors and Minnie Mouse coloring book.

Christmas Selfie.

After we hung out for a while at home playing with her new toys, eating breakfast, and enjoying Christmas together we got ready and headed out for the Moore's for Christmas afternoon/evening. We opened presents first thing because who can deny this cute face?

She was spoiled (again) with presents and loved opening them up.

She got a second Minnie Mouse and was so excited! This picture makes me laugh every time I look at it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Christmas Eve 2014

Emery got this beautiful Christmas dress from my grandma so we had to take pictures when she wore it the Sunday before Christmas.

I love our family!

And I love these two!
 For Emery's Christmas/birthday present, my parents got her a swing/slide so they came over Christmas Even morning to let her open it. We are loving having this in our backyard, especially with the nice weather.

After that, we headed to the Clarks for the annual Christmas Eve bash. This year, Grandma had a letters that spelled out 'Christmas' and each kid got to pick one out and color it. She also had medicine bottles for them to decorate. After they had all colored their letters, they sang the Christmas song (it spells out Christmas in it) and each kid got to hold up their letter when it was their turn. It was a hoot. Emery was "I."

Then it was time to open presents. Emery got this house and some 'guys' and it is still played with probably every day. For probably a week she would wake up, come downstairs, and play with her 'guys.' It was a hit with the cousins too.

She LOVES minnie and mickey.

The kitchen staff. The Mexican food was delicious as always, especially with the GIGANTIC tortillas that the Greers brought with them.

Playing outside while waiting for dinner. Thank goodness we live in Arizona.

More presents....I love her faces in these.

December (non-Christmas) 2014

Here's what we were up to (not including Christmas) in December. We had lots of fun days with Emery and continue to love this fun stage that she's in. I don't see her slowing down any time soon so maybe I should stop calling it a stage and just call it life.

Emery had her first go at painting at her Halloween party and had been begging me to paint so on a cold, rainy morning we made clay stars that you bake and then had a fun day/week of painting them. 

She was so proud of her stars!

What is December without a candy cane or two. I thought she would think it was too spicy but she seemed just fine.

Her Christmas jammies to celebrate the season along with her cute face.

Don't be confused by the outfit. Emery loves her Halloween shirt so we wear it frequently. She got bubbles for Christmas and loves chasing them.

Emery got playdough for Christmas so Dad taught her all about rolling them into snakes. They had a great time.

Playing the piano after church one day. She got her books and put them up on the piano while playing like they were piano books. She is so smart and always finds a way to make things work.

I know I've mentioned it before but we love our library! They had a day where Mrs. Claus came and sang and read stories. Then they made snowflakes and ornaments. Emery was in heaven and was so proud to show Dad her snowflake.

This is my new favorite picture. It was raining which Emery loves anyway so as soon as it stopped we headed outside for a walk around the neighborhood. I love the pure joy that is on her face. This is her real smile which is rarely caught on camera but is seen constantly around our house.