Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Eve

We celebrated Christmas Eve, just the five of us sharing our gifts to each other. This is the first year that Tori really got into Christmas. She said Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus and Merry Christmas as well. She opened most of the presents whether they were for her or not. She loved her Zhu Zhu hamsters. Nick got a monster energy sign for his room that was very cool and Ashley got a collection of Vera Bradley Travel bags. I got a large Steinbach King Ludwig nutcracker that was very cool and a pretty key necklace I just love that came with a special note inside from Mike. Mike got a Buffalo Bills history DVD, some books and a coach wallet.

Spending months shopping for the right gifts.
Spending many hours wrapping the gifts.
Spending family time sharing gifts with each other...Priceless!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Making Christmas Cookies

Ashley made Christmas Sugar cut out cookies with Tori. Tori quickly climbed up on her helper stool and started decorating the cookies. She loves baking and helping!

Playing Playdoh

Tori was playing playdoh with Ashley and Bryan recently and Bryan made a snake and asked Tori what it was...To his surprise...she responded...anaconda! Yes, ana-connn-da. She learned this in a great book we got at Kohls about the biggest, tallest, longest animals. We just love that she loves her books so much and we must read at least 6-10 a day at her request.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tori Visits Santa

Tori went to see Santa...she was a little nervous, but she did ask him for a new dolly. She is telling just about everyone we see Merry Christmas and she tells each one of us at least 2 or 3 times a day...Merry Christmas mom...Merry Christmas's too cute.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sewing Away

Today Tori wore the Christmas overalls that I made of two actually. Today I also made her a Christmas twirl skirt. I am really enjoying learning to sew and having fun dressing Tori in my creations.

Ashley is also having fun learning to sew and is eager to add new creations to her online boutique. Recently she added woven headbands to her store.