Saturday, December 25, 2010

A white Christmas in Georgia!!

Christmas eve was a nice family night for us.  Because of some plans we have for the upcoming week, which depending on the weather may or may not happen, we decided that we would have our Christmas dinner on Christmas eve so that’s what we did.  Then after dinner we opened our stockings which to Maisie’s delight were just filled with some candy.

IMG_4781Maisie loves PEZ and she thought that the reindeer dispenser was so cute.

IMG_4785What really made her eyes light up though was the candy cane Christmas tree, she couldn’t wait to get started on eating it.  After the stockings we went out for a drive to see some lights.  There’s a house near where we live that goes over the top decorating for not only Christmas but every holiday.  Lights, blow-ups, displays, moving items and even music, a very fun house to check out.  While we were there I commented that it was like a Christmas shop exploded and Eammon quipped back “at least it’s done tastefully” to which Maisie responded “yes, because it has candy canes”…too funny that little girl!

IMG_4793aOnce home again we set out cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.   Maisie was quite tired and knew that Santa wouldn’t make his appearance if she was still awake so she changed into her pajamas, we tracked Santa on NORAD and then Maisie quickly went to sleep.

IMG_4795aThis morning Maisie was up early (but what else is new) and she was excited to see that Santa and the reindeer had eaten all their snacks.

IMG_4824aThis Christmas is the first time that Maisie has really enjoyed or gotten into opening presents and it was wonderful to see her reaction to everything.  Her biggest reaction was to the gift she was hoping to receive from Santa and did, her new “iPod.”

IMG_4829aAfter all the presents were opened and a bit of breakfast we played with some of the other gifts and all of us had fun dancing trying to dance to our new Wii gameOh and by the way, Eammon cheats because when he’s dancing behind me and gets tired, he just moves the controller to try and rack up points!  I love that Maisie was wearing her new princess shoes and bathrobe whilst dancing.  While we were dancing away we noticed that it started to snow! 

IMG_4840a K & A were soon at the door asking if Maisie could play outside in the snow with them.  The three of them had fun dancing around through the snowflakes and trying to catch them on their tongues but they soon were cold and wet so hot chocolate at Steve & Anne’s was the next order of business.  The children then exchanged gifts and then I brought Maisie back home for lunch. 

IMG_4846a We had a couple of hours before we needed to head out for the evening so Maisie entertained herself listening to her iPod and playing her new guitar. 

IMG_4850aMaisie looked adorable as we headed out even with her choice of footwear.  We joined with Steve, Anne, K & A at a friends home for a lovely dinner and evening.  The children had a blast playing together and the adults enjoyed the food, drinks and company.  When we finally started home there was measurable snow not only on the lawns but on the roads too but thankfully the roads had not yet started to ice so it was an easy 3 mile drive home. 

It’s been a long and wonderful day but now on this snowy night it’s time to snuggle into bed.  Hope that everyone had a merry Christmas.  Night night!


  1. Now that sounds like the perfect day. (I'm totally jealous of your snow!) Maisie's smile just beams off the computer screen. Love it. (And I noticed that candy cane tree made into more than one picture. Heh heh.)

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Wow, snow would be so cool for Christmas! It was warm enough here yesterday for short sleeves.

    Looks like you had a great day. Maisie looks thrilled with her new iPod. I'm sure she'll have lots of fun with that.

    Love the pic of with her hat and cowboy boots...totally adorable.

    Happy New Year!

  3. So glad you had a great CHristmas. We got the XBOX kenect. We are loving it. Maylin is a hoot to watch it.

    We didn't have a white Christmas here. It did snow a bit today.

    Happy New year.

  4. Looks like you had a magical Christmas! Love all of Miss M's reactions - so cute! Hope you have a very Happy New Year and hope to see you very soon.

    BTW, I'm not at all surprised that Eammon cheats. ;)

  5. What a wonderful time of celebration! Glad you had such a fun, fun Christmas and New Years together.


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