Friday, January 11, 2013

Christmas 2012

We had such a great Christmas. We all got so spoiled.
{New Christmas Dress}

{My red kitchenaid}

It was Analiese's 2nd Christmas, but last year she was so tiny that she really didn't know what was going on. This year she was a year old, and still didn't entirely know what was going on, but she was more fun to buy for and she seemed to have fun.
{This was like the twelfth pic, she would not sit still.}

{new sock monkey grandma had made for her}

This year we did the Elf on the Shelf. Our Elf came straight from the North Pole and was named Lulu, but when Analiese gets older I will give her the option to change it. I am so glad we did the Elf on the Shelf. I wanted to do it so bad because of all the cute ideas I saw on Pinterest, but I felt silly spending the money on it because it was pricey for a little tiny doll and a book and Analiese seemed too small to enjoy it, but I was big into starting traditions this year so I could tell her we had done it since she was a baby, so I just bought the Elf. The Elf didn't do anything huge because Analiese is still young and why put so much energy into it when she can't totally enjoy it, but it still did some fun things like make marshmallow snow men and bring presents and write notes with cheerios. Analiese surprised me by LOVING the elf. She laughed everytime she saw it in the morning and in the day time when it was on the shelf we would ask her 'Where's Lulu' and she would look right at it. It really made it worth it and I am so glad we did it.

{Aunt Michaela in her Capt. American blanket}

I was also hesitant about the tree, I really wanted to put it up but was worried it would become a nightmare because Analiese is soo into everything and I was worried she would tear that tree apart, but she surprised me again and barley paid it any attention. She took a couple ornaments off, but really it was nothing, I was so glad she was so good about it.

We also went and seen the lights, we thought it was too cold for Analiese to go to Temple Square so Jeremy's mom, Keri, suggested that we go to Thanksgiving point. Best idea ever!! Because you get to see the lights from the comfort of your lovely car and drive through the pretty light show. Definitely a new tradition. 

My family slept over on Christmas Eve and so we all opened presents together on Christmas morning. Analiese really liked the wrapping paper but got stuck on one toy and didn't really want to open much more. She also got bored with the experience and wanted more attention and breakfast. Silly girl, never is pleased.

{we got Grandpa a signed pic of a old Ram's player}

{I made all of our mom's these picture stands}

I won't name off everything we got, that would take forever but here are a few things we each got: 

baby learning table 
Elephant ball popper
lots of pretty dresses and boots and pj's
books including a homemade quiet book
a new dolly
cookie monster doll
Sesame Street DVD 
and sooo many more things that I can't even remember.

Call of Duty Black Ops and Assassin's Creed
Xbox Controller and Xbox Live points card
Bluetooth Stereo
Man basket with beef jerky, gatorade, etc.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game
Hot curlers
Cake Stand
Engraved necklace
{Analiese's quiet book}

We also got 72 hour Kits, a movie about each book in the scriptures for kids, and a big basket full of soo much candy (that we ate in like 2 days...)

We had such a fun Christmas. It was fun starting new traditions and having Analiese enjoy everything a little more was fun too! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for my gifts babe, I loved them! It's been several weeks and I'm still enjoying my treats from the "man basket". BTW, I love that picture of Michaela! Make sure you hang onto it . . .