Friday, December 25, 2009

Two Christmases to go

As I sat in the quiet coldness of the house, I realized that it has been quite a while since I updated everyone on our family.

Yesterday, Emily started saying “dog.” Her version is “do” (just drop the “g”). It’s so cute! Still no other words to speak of. Right now her vocabulary consists of boo (boo), baba (balloon), do (dog) and ah duh (all done). One of these days, she’ll start saying sentences and surprise us all!

Yesterday, we also spent time with Phillip’s family.

Emily and her cousins

Emily and Great-Grandma Palma

Emily got loaded up on gifts...way more than Phillip or I imagined! We are so grateful to have so many people who love Emily.

Grandma & Grandpa have a Frosty that sings and dances when you push a button. I’m so glad it lives at their house because Emily loved it! She would just rather not push the button herself! (Sorry there's no sound...I didn't know the mic was turned off.)

She enjoyed “playing” Bingo with her cousins who are 6-8 years older than her.

Christmas Day was spent at home, just the 3 of us. Quite different from the way I grew up, always at grandparents' houses. We did enjoy the day, though!

Santa brought Emily a kitchen for Christmas and she loves it!

She’s poured herself tea from the kettle (and from the stuffed one that cousin Mia gave her!) and cooked things on the stove. But, mostly, she just likes making the stove make noise. The batteries may die a quick death. :-)

I cooked my first-ever Christmas lunch. It was so yummy! I bought a quarter spiral-sliced ham and we had corn casserole, Grandma’s broccoli & rice casserole, cranberries (for Phillip and Emily...not me!), honey-butter rolls and chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake. I’m pretty proud of the lunch and we have tons of leftovers!

On to Abilene for more Christmas!


Lana said...

Glad y'all are here! What fun!

Chari said...

Thanks for your compliments! I love your stockings too! I can tell a lot of work went into those as well.

Emily is so cute! She's only a couple months older than Ethan :-) Looks like you had a great Christmas.

LadyBug-Kellie said...

Oh, it looks like she had SO much fun! The stove is my daughter's favorite part too :)
Your Christmas lunch sounds delicious too!