Rory has had such a fun time with all the Christmas happenings this year. She has been a bit confused, though! It started with a trip to the mall to visit Santa. After watching several kids before us scream and cry at the sight of Santa, Rory hopped right up on his lap and said, "Hi Santa. I want a doll house." She was so good, even wishing him a Merry Christmas and giving him a hug, but once she got off his lap, she thought she was going to be receiving her doll house right then. When I tried to explain that Santa would be coming to our house on Christmas and maybe he would leave her a doll house, she said, "But it IS Christmas time!" Apparently, she thought the entire month of December was Christmas because I have heard this over and over for the last few weeks!
A picture with Santa…we paid a whole $11 for this nice photo. I didn't even attempt trying to fix it in photoshop.
Christmas Eve finally came, and as we drove home from grandpa and grandma's house, we were telling Rory that Santa was on his way, and we had to get home and in bed so that he could leave her gifts under the tree. When we got home, she was upset that he wasn't there. She wanted to see him! She woke up the next morning with the same expectations that she was going to actually get to see Santa. Again, a little confused. But the disappointment went away when she got downstairs to see what he had left for her!
One guess what it was!
She's been obsessed with gum lately, so imagine her surprise when she found this in her stocking. Her reaction was, "Santa know I like gum! Sank you Santa!"
It's been so much fun this year seeing her excitement about all things Christmas! Even if it has taken a lot of explaining. I haven't had my camera out much just because I've been trying to just spend my time enjoying it all with her, rather than from behind the camera. It has been kind of nice, but I am ready to get back into it.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is enjoying a little time off like we are. Now, if I could only get some motivation to clean the house after the holiday mess!