Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas 2010

Long overdue, but I still wanted to document!  This is the story of the 2010 Nash Family Christmas:
The best word to describe our entire Christmas season this year is magical.  It was such a happy and special time, and every, single thing about it was just perfect.  From the fact that I was able to be home with my girls the entire month of December, to the sweetness that was Mattie as “Mary” in her Christmas play at pre-school, to the feeling I got every time I listened to her recite Luke 2:8-11 which she memorized for said program, to the fact that my whole family was together on Christmas for the first time in several years…it was perfect!
This year we started the Elf on a Shelf tradition.  If you’re unfamiliar, google “Elf on a Shelf” and fill yourself in.  This was SO fun, and Mattie was the perfect age for the “magic” of this.  Mattie named him “Coco”, and he spent his last day in our home perched atop our tree.  One of the first things Mattie said after getting up Christmas morning was “Elfie’s not here!  I miss him!”.   I’ll admit, he’s creepy looking, but the kids, they love him!
Here’s what Santa left for our two little loves…a “real” easel for Mattie, along with the robe she had asked for, and a reading chair and some books for Presley:
Anytime Presley goes missing in our house, she can always be found in Mattie’s room in Mattie’s recliner next to her basket of books “reading”.  So she got a little chair for her room, along with some new reads.  But we still find her in Mattie’s room quite a bit.
All Mattie wanted from Santa was a bathrobe (or a “wobe” as she calls it)…seriously, it’s all she would say when you would ask her “What do you want Santa to bring?”!   So a robe she got, but Santa also surprised our little artist with a big girl easel and some new art supplies.  Big hit with her and she was so amazed that Santa would bring her something she loved but hadn’t even asked for.
Santa ate all the cookies left for him (her!):
This absolutely fascinated Mattie, and it did last year too…her face was priceless!
Little Miss Presley spent the entire month of December sneaking balls off the tree and bouncing them around (if they were shatterproof), and Christmas morning was no different…she took a break from opening presents to snatch some ornaments!
Mattie made eight wardrobe changes on Christmas day.  Between the robe, the new box of dress up clothes, and new American Girl outfit, she had to try it all…Cinderella was first, and this was about 20 minutes after getting up Christmas morning:
And she finally got her glass slippers!
This little mess loved opening presents!
Mattie showing off her “wobe” with her name on the back:

This is how Presley opened most of her gifts:
This pic was taken a few days after Christmas, but I had to include it because it just cracks me up.  Mattie got the Rapunzel wig from her Aunt, Uncle, and cousin, and I have already wasted more of my life than I care to admit combing out this wig.  We need a head-form to keep it on!
Here she is opening the Rapunzel dress from her Gigi and FreeFree…note the expression…big hit:
And her dolly got new clothes, but notice she is now wearing the Rapunzel dress…a wardrobe change was needed.    PK enjoying her chair:
This is just a pic of my girls taken a few days before Christmas in their little Christmas dresses I made them. 

And that was it!  Definitely going to be remembered as one of my favorite Christmases ever.  Is there a more fun age for your child to be at Christmas than 4?  I can’t imagine it, but I’m hoping it’s 5. 

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