Christmas Afternoon 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

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After Kate's nap, she opened a few more presents...

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But she really had other ideas for those boxes....

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"I think I'll climb them."

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"Oh, and wouldn't it be FUN to jump off of them!"


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We let her do that once.

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Then she had to settle for sitting on them and looking through her "princess" purse.
Finally, I convinced her to open the big one she was sitting on...


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And lo and behold inside was this AWESOME tea set from Auntie Stacie and Uncle Long! It was one of Kate's favorite gifts. We have had non-stop tea parties around here. She feeds her little baby in the high chair and says, "Yummy!"

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Down the hatch!


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This is one of Kate's other favorite gifts. I saw it at the grocery store (of all places!) last week and knew she would like it. It is a little Disney princess "boom box" with cassettes and Cd's. She loves it!


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Harry and Will both got magic kits and they are quite the magicians.

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Auntie Susie came over for a delicious dinner of beef tenderloin, roasted vegetables, caesar salad and home-made macaroni and cheese. My mom (Mimi) was supposed to spend Christmas with us also but she sprained her ankle and hurt her back and was unable to make the trip. We were all very disappointed.

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Aunt Susie bought Will the last installment of the Harry Potter series. He and Dave have read all of them so far.


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Aunt Susie kindly took a few family photos of us before she had to go feed the farm animals. Aunt Susie own an organic farm. Isn't that cool?

Well, that is it for our Christmas photos. I am actually seasoned out. I am ready to take down the decorations and get rid of the Christmas theme on my blog. I always yearn to get everything back to normal right after Christmas. However, we will be enjoying time with friends over the next few days so I think the decorations will have to wait.

I am even sick of the holiday music so I at least changed that. I first heard this song here on my friend's blog. I love this song and she hasn't posted it in a while, so I am borrowing it:<) Hope you don't mind, Debbie.

23 comments:

  1. Love the pictures...
    Looks like all the kids had a WONDERFUL Day...
    Little Kate has always got on the cutest clothes...
    I have my Christmas stuff down...
    LOL..
    I am ready for the New Year... 2008 is going to be GREAT...
    We will be closer to Isabella..
    YEAH...
    Have fun this weekend..

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  2. What a great smile all three of your children have! (and you parents too) Looks like everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

    Hope you all have a wonderful New Year too!

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! I know how hard you worked to make everything so special for your family. So sorry that your mom wasn't able to make it :(. I was ready for normalcy as well, all that resembles Christmas around here is the few cookies that are left over! Enjoy the rest of the season!

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  4. I feel just like that. I am in the middle of taking everything down and its raining and to get to my storage room I have to go outside to the back of the house!!! Yuck. I love the pictures and especially of Kate climbing the box. Her clothes are always so sweet, you will have to let me in on where you get them when Lilly Rae gets here which could be any day now. Have fun with friends and I will call you from Charlotte.

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  5. Love this post! Glad you got a family photo!

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  6. Beautiful photos. I love how Kate sat on her presents like they were a little chair.

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  7. What a wonderful first Christmas for Kate as the newest member of your family. Too bad grandma wasn't able to share it with you. I love the pictures of Kate climbing on the boxes! I noticed she got a doll house--so did Sarah. Like I said before, these "girly" things are so much fun! Happy New Year to you!

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  8. What a wonderful day.

    I too long for normalcy; so much so we've already stripped our of all her glory and retired her for another year (this was done on Wednesday!--can you say anal retentive husband).

    I did keep the mantel decorated as we have family coming in and I wanted them to share in its beauty--if I do say so myself.

    The tree would have never made it--there are 9 children converging upon our home in a mere two hours--yikes!

    Let the games begin!

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  9. Oh I LOVE the picture of Kate drinking from her cup! I can't wait to have a little girl again to do all of that with.

    Thanks for sharing your Christmas...everything looks lovely.

    ~Lynn

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  10. my favorite is the photo of you on the floor with Kate - how sweet and so wonderfully "mommy". Hard to imagine it's been less than a year that she's been here!

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  11. Oh, how sweet, little Kate Emerson melts my heart.... she is just so precious!!!!
    I love that song. Everytime I hear it or play it it makes me feel like dancing for the Lord.
    Happy New Year

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  12. I love Kate's idea of climbing on the boxes. She looks darling, as usual, in her Christmas dress. I am putting my decorations away, and my tree is already down and outside :) I am looking forward to a new year! Happy 2008 to your precious family.

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  13. LOL - I love that song too and I was going to put it back on the blog because there is nothing else that I can find on e-snips! You uses it and enjoy it :D I found something else - LOL - I am really glad that you like it!

    Ladybug hugs,
    ;D
    BTW - Kate is adorable!

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  14. What a great photos. Kate is just too cute climbing on her gifts. I'm sure this Christmas was so very special for you all. Enjoy your tea parties! I can't wait to have them with our daughter one day.

    I am with you on the on taking down the decorations, in fact I started the process today. Hope you all have a Happy New Year!

    Karen

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  15. Glad your Christmas was so special. So sorry to hear about your mom, hope she is feeling better and I'm sure she'll need a peanuts fix soon:)

    Hannah loved her tea set too - she got a little monogrammed puffy set that she can carry with her. Sweet...Kate is darling - enjoy ringing in 2008 with your precious peanuts.

    heather

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  16. What great pictures! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. Great family pics too. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  17. I have not posted a comment on your BLOG. But, I have been a lurker for quite a while. Let me just say that you Christmas pics are wonderful. And, secondly I find your post to always, always be inspiring and uplifting. Thank you for sharing.

    Lea

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  18. It looks like you had a very fun and special Christmas with your family!! What fun pictures and memories you have of Kate's first Christmas with you. She is so blessed and I can see she is blessing your family! I love the thought and energy you put into your family! May you be blessed this New Year!

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  19. I love those little fat legs poking out from the dress. Great pics all of them.

    Beverly

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  20. WOW....such fun pictures! Looks like you all had a great Christmas! Loved the cute pictures of Kate jumping off of the boxes!!

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  21. Looks like a very festive Christmas Eve and Christmas was had by all! Such great photos! You do such a great job of capturing the moment! May 2008 be a joyous one for you and your adorable family!

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  22. K- I am in love with her and I think little Jack might be too! Can we arrange a playdate if I make it to VA to visit??

    PS- I want to give you my email---- abdutton@sbcglobal.net

    xo Anne

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  23. GREAT FAMILY PIC! KATE CRACKED ME UP!
    I GOT JENNA A TEA SET ALMOST LIKE THAT!!!
    IT EAS A HIT! THESE AUNTS KNOW WHAT TO GET SOMETIMES! (LOL)

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