I have a lot to cover as I have once again been slacking on getting my blog updated. John's mom came out for a visit the week before Christmas and along with entertaining O while I worked she got to go to the zoo with O and J. O loves all animals and had a really fun time. She especially enjoyed the petting zoo area. I enjoyed it too because I got to spend some quiet time alone at home which NEVER happens. So it was a good day all around.
The before shot of the decorating table and cookies (I had some issues with the cookies so it is kind of difficult to tell what the shapes are supposed to be - they are supposed to be trees, snowflakes, stars and snowmen).
A mint chip related accident
The sort of after - they were more interested in eating the toppings and sticking their hands in the frosting tubs
After decorating we headed outside to run off some of the sugar
The following day John, Olivia and I sat down and decorated some of the remaining cookies.
This is supposed to say "Romo 9". Lame.
Once again, more interested in eating the icing and toppings (she LOVED the gumdrops)
Christmas morning John and I were up before Olivia. She didn't roll out of bed until 9 and that was with us going in there to get her. It took her close to 2 hours to open all her presents because she'd want to stop and play with everything as she opened them. Our little girlie girl loved her tutu from Bobcat Busha and Dadu as well as the heels she got from Uncle David and Aunt Shae and the princess mirror from Aunt Erin and Uncle Ryan. The "Olivia" books from Uncle Danny were a hit too. We had to read them all right away.
The princess mirror and our stockings
She has really liked this easel. There is a dry erase board on the other side and some good storage for her chalk and markers.
Her "Angelina Ballerina" movie and Minnie panties. We couldn't get her to put on any clothes so in most of these shots she's almost nude. Oh well.
Her purse from Granny that came with a phone, sunglasses, barrettes and lipstick.
Her tutu, tiara and one pair of her three pairs of heels
Checking herself out in her mirror
We've been having problems getting her to sleep at night so we've kind of cut out naps. Christmas wiped her out though and she fell asleep watching a Muppets movie on our bed.