Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A very princess Christmas

Although we try not to be excessive with gifts, it would be impossible to cart them to where ever we are for Christmas. So, while Santa had located Lindy in Colorado, we celebrated our Christmas at home on New Year's Eve. Santa, Mommy and Daddy, and some of Lindy's other gift givers were all on the same page when it came to Christmas 2008. The theme was definitely princesses, princesses, princesses.

Lindy also got a great art easel from Grandma and Grandpa.

She still LOVES to cook in the pink kitchen she got last year and was happy to get some new gadgets for the kitchen.

It would be easy to have a complete priss on our hands but we also want to appeal to her athletic side, too.

While most of the presents were for Lindy. Mommy and Daddy got a couple, too...

For years I always heard people talking about how kids make Christmas fun and what a blast it is experiencing it through their eyes. After having Lindy for three Christmases now, I totally get it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Colorado Christmas

Better late than never, I am finally documenting our Christmas in Colorado. We spent close to a week in Estes Park visiting Don's family. Twelve guests and one puppy converged on what I imagine is normally a quiet household in a very peaceful location with deer, elk, and an occasional bobcat in the yard...

Lindy was very excited to play with her five cousins. No offense boys, but she especially enjoyed playing princess with Sadie (19 months), Livi (3.5), and Brooke (6.5).

She also enjoyed being with her grandparents and aunts and uncles.

There were presents on Christmas eve, as well as Christmas morning. Santa with all his wisdom managed to find Lindy in Colorado. On Christmas morning the first thing Lindy asked was, "Is there snow?" Then she quickly followed up with, "Did Santa come?" What fun it was watching all the kids open their treasures...

There wasn't nearly as much snow as we had hoped for and there was a whole LOT more cold than we could fathom. It was REALLY cold and REALLY windy. Thankfully, the natives hooked us up with some extra gear to protect us from the elements and help keep us warm so that we could venture out in the snow and walk the streets of Estes.

On our last day in Estes we went to a local glass shop where the artisans make their wares in front of the public. It was fun to watch the artist construct a bowl in a matter of minutes.

Despite many of the family members fighting sickness, everyone had fun playing, visiting, shopping, watching sports, and of course--EATING.

Stay tuned for another post about Christmas and some other pre-Christmas catch up posts.