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christmas 2010

By December 29, 2010 February 19th, 2011 One Comment

Christmas was perfect this year – – full of fun, food and family. Baby B did make me a little sick right around Christmas Eve but I managed to enjoy a few delicious goodies. I can’t believe that tomorrow we are heading back down south. It’s been a pretty wonderful December!

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Success! Addy really wanted to sit on Santa’s lap but was too nervous the first four times so I (being the good mama that I am) kept trying until she finally felt brave enough to sit on his lap. She was very proud of herself afterward!

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Our amazing Christmas tree and maybe my last Leland Cyprus (since next year we will be living up north).

Craft: Cranberry and Popcorn Garland
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Picking out the cranberries.

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Putting them on the thread and needle.

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Eating the extra popcorn.

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Putting it on her little Christmas tree!

Craft: Making Marshmallow Creme Fudge
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She was a BIG help with this one, can’t you tell?!

Craft: Making Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
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Crushing the candy canes into crumbs.

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Filling the center of the cookies with candy cane crumbs.

Craft: Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, Oreo White Chocolate Balls and everything else dipped in chocolate!
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Craft: Advent Wreath
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Showing off her work.

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Showing off Mama’s work.

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Most mornings, we eat oatmeal for breakfast. This morning, all Addy wanted was hot chocolate!

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A little girl with big attitude!

Christmas Program: Addy’s angel debut!
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Olivia was wondering why she didn’t have a lolly pop.

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She was actually pretty offended that she wasn’t allowed to stand on the stage with the “big girl” angels.

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Christmas Eve:
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“I’m two!”

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Grandma and Grandpa Burtt

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Great-Grandma Dine, Daddy, Addy, Grandpa

Christmas Morning:
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Ready and waiting – – where are all the sleepy heads?!

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Oh, there they are!

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Grammie and Pops fixed up a doll house for Addy, making it look brand new. I was especially excited about this idea, because a doll house isn’t something we will be able to take to Moldova but she will have one until we go. Grammie bought a new doll house family that will be able to go to Moldova with us!

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This was her reaction to pretty much everything she opened.

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Thank you to our friends, the Rohrers for these beautiful matching stockings!

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That’s chocolate in her mouth that you can see.

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I am actually quite good on the trike and Addy enjoys a good bike ride with mama!

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Cousin Spencer got a fire engine that makes NOISE from Grammie and Pops.

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Emma doing a little dance with her tambourine and Uncle “T.”

There were even more crafts but I don’t have pictures of all of them. The one thing I learned is that a “one day” craft might take two or even three days when you are working with a toddler’s attention span. The key is to have FUN and be creative. Oh and making a mess is good too.

I hope all of you had a great Christmas.
Happy New Year!

Marie Klein Burtt

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