Friday, December 25, 2009

Olive's first Christmas!

Ho Ho Ho! Merry christmas from Santa's little helper..

But before we get to presents, lets chew on some toys for breakfast..

Oddly enough, Olive really got into the tearing of the paper. As for the contents inside, well, not so much. But later she was mesmerized by a little orange giraffe that Aunt Spike had given her..

Great Grandma Lois gave her a little Santa outfit. How cute is that..?

And no Christmas morning is complete without 'Pee Wee Hermans Christmas Special'. (It is one of my all time favorites).

Grandma got Olive a little porch swing, so we bundled her up and gave it a spin.

She really loved it, and was one of the first time Ive heard her giggling and laughing. It was one of her favorite gifts!

She loves it when mommy pushes the swing. But as great as this gift was.. there was just one problem...

The rope to hang it from was only 3 feet long! So we had to suspend her from the Gazebo and stand on a chair to push her! (hope she is not afraid of heights).

So we went back inside and hung out with Uncle Jason,

and our good friend Marney.

And here is our first of hopefully many, many, many christmas's to come!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Well something was in the air, and this little girl was very excited.

What would Santa bring..? Toys, Clothes, Cookies, Christmas Sweaters..?

Grandma Rachel came by to help with the fun!

The Suayas also joined us for a lovely Christmas Eve dinner. Afterwords, Susanna and Olive talk about their christmas wish lists..

Papa Paolo helps Diego with some 'connect the dots'.

Cheers! (Susanna brought over some lovely Brandy and I threw a couple logs on the tv).

The Suayas also brought Olive a lovely monster bathrobe. But I had to check it out first..