Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

We went to Scott's parents this year to celebrate Christmas. We had a nice time being with family.  I would say Christmas didn't go exactly as we had hoped or planned but nothing ever does with two little kids.
Here are the girls in their Christmas pj's on Christmas eve.
Hollis and I had a rough night Christmas eve. She was up a TON and so the family let us sleep in. Unfortunately that meant Harper was up for about 2 hours before that so by the time we were ready to go in and do Santa - she was in a HORRIBLE mood.  Everyone has warned me that the terrible 3's are worse than the terrible 2's and I didn't believe them but I'm a believer now. It seems we hit it this weekend. Harper had NO interest in her toys. I thought she would be SO excited but she could have cared less. She didn't want to open any gifts either. It really disappointed me.  On the other hand - Hollis was SO excited and happy. She smiled the whole time and played so hard. So that was fun. She was SOOOO sweet the whole time we were there.
I tried to take a picture of the girls in their Christmas outfit and this was the best we could get - poor little sister.
Harper really was WAY more interested in Gigi's piano and organ than she was any toys. She spent most of the time playing on these.  When can you start piano lessons - what age?
(I should add that I'm not planning on getting her lessons anytime soon. Believe me - I KNOW she's not ready. I was just curious what age you should start? 7 sounds good to me!)
The girls and their grandparents
Our family of four.

One big blessing was the girls were PERFECT on the trip there and back. It takes about 6 or 7 hours and neither girl cried a peep. I was SO thankful for that. We did enjoy getting to be with Gigi and Pap-pa and eating good food and making memories.  
Unfortunately - Gigi woke up in the middle of the night yesterday with the worst stomach bug. We got out of there in the nick of time and my fingers are crossed that we won't get sick. I felt so bad for her.
So maybe Christmas 2011 wasn't as magical as I had hoped..................maybe next year? Thankfully we celebrate the REAL meaning of Christmas - Jesus birth 365 days a year. Singing songs about Jesus and hearing Harper pray and say "I love you Jesus" every night is so much more fun than seeing her get excited about some $20 toy. 

I hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas!

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