Tuesday, January 5, 2010
A Niceville Family Christmas
Oh, where to start, where to start? Let's just say Amelia's second Christmas and her baby cousin Jacob's first Christmas was exactly how you would imagine a Christmas with a 23-month old girl and 8-month old boy. Nobody slept a lot at night, (luckily, the naps were somewhat in sync) everybody ate too much good food, and there were PRESENTS. Boy, were there presents. That Santa dude can find ANYONE in the world!
Here are are some of the highlights of our holiday.
1) Amelia's new tricyle which she LOVES, even though her legs are just a little too short yet. She also likes to wear her helmet and kneedpads when she rides, or should I say when she gets pushed around on her bike. Either way, it was love at first sight. Thank you so much Meemaw and Grandpa Larry.
2) Hanging out with "Baby Jake," as Amelia calls Jacob. "Baby Jake" has a nice ring to it, which must be why Amelia likes to talk about him. They took baths together, went to see Santa together, rode in the backseat of the car togehter with their car seats facing each other, ate french fries together and sometimes played together. It was adorable. Jacob is the sweetest little boy, who is already walking! (Can you believe it?) As you can see, Jacob wasn't crazy about Santa but Amelia really grew to like the big guy in the red suit.
3) Going for a "choo choo train," ride. I'm not sure if the highlight was the train ride or the "nice lady," who gave Amelia a lollipop at the end of the ride. Amelia talked for days about that "nice lady," and on the trip home to Ocoee ate TWO WHOLE lollipops that Daddy supplied her with.
4) Did I mention the presents? There were so many that we had to stop in the middle of opening them to eat breakfast. That's a lot of presents. Even then, it was overwhelming for Amelia so we saved several for her birthday. She is a lucky girl to have had such a wonderful Christmas this year. And a big thank you to Auntie Stacey for documenting the holiday with these photos!