Wednesday, December 10, 2008


The girls got their first Christmas present this weekend by the one and only Santa Claus himself. Every year Brian's company has a children's Christmas party with lots of great food, entertainment and of course a visit from Santa. We missed last year's party due to being sick but this year we were all healthy and the girl's were so EXCITED about going.

Olivia showing off her puppy and candy cane

Avery shocked both of us this year. She told us on the way to the party that she was going to sit with Santa "all by herself" I honestly didn't think she would do it but to my surprise she came out of her little shy shell and when her name was called out I took her hand and started walking up with her but she quickly pushed me away and said "I'm okay Mommy go" and she did all by herself. She sat on Santa's knee and before he could even ask her what she wanted for Christmas she said "I want a big girl barbie bike." We had been coaching them a couple of days before by telling them that when Santa asks them what they want they have to tell him something special. She was a little upset that Santa handed her a little present and not her big girl bike. I guess she'll be super excited Christmas morning when she sees her big girl bike!!

Avery & SantaI had no worries at all about my little Livi. When her name was called out she marched right up on stage and got right up on Santa's lap. I think if there weren't any other kids for Santa to give presents to she probably could have stayed there all day chatting up a storm with him.

My two beautiful girls And of course no event would be complete without Livi being her silly little self. She is such a little comedian.
After the Christmas party were off to the mall to meet up with Santa once again. Last years picture was a disaster, but this year was great! Two completely different kids. Last year we had kicking, screaming, and of course crying. This year pure calmness.

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Anonymous said...

These are the best pictures. They both look so happy. I love their dresses and of course "those shoes" with the little heel. Still cannot get over how long their hair is again. It was so nice to speak with everyone this morning. I will be looking for some more pictures soon.
Love, Grandma

Vickie said...

Wow! It's been a while since I've been on the blogs I can't believe how much the girls have grown! Great pics!

Shannon said...

Aww yay for Avery!!! I can never get over how big they are getting and how pretty they are!!!