Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Morning 2011! Two is Such an Awesome Age!!!

After beginning our day in the upstairs hallway reading the Christmas story in Mommy’s Bible and in one of Hannah’s books IMG_4003 we made our way downstairs.  IMG_3996 I love how excited she was!!!  (Smart cookie too!  She quickly recognized the M&Ms candy cane in her stocking as the same gift I’d given my piano students this Christmas.  Can’t get much over on her any longer!)
LOL!  If you listen carefully to the beginning of this one you can hear what she’s looking for.  So cute!  Also, love how excited she got with each and every gift that she opened!!
The infamous ‘underpamts’.  You can see in this pic even though it’s blurry that she was happy to receive these and it seems to have set things in motion.  She’s asking to use the potty more often and is ready to begin potty training.  I was going to wait until late Jan when we had a Saturday at home but I think Monday is going to be the big day!DSC_9543
Let it snow!DSC_9539
Minnie Mouse pj’s DSC_9546
A new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD DSC_9542
A Leap Frog LeapPad was my main gift to her.  It’s designed for ages 3-7 but since she’ll be 3 in just 2 short months (whaaat???) I decided we’d give it a go!  She’s done wonderfully with it and already knows her way around it playing games, watching videos and even using the camera!
LOL!  Love how she blends into the sea of Christmas wrapping.  DSC_9551 And, that one lone gift still under the tree.  She was so excited to play with some of what she’d already received that it sat there for a good hour until she was ready to open her final gift.  I wanted her to have time to enjoy her gifts rather than open everything before the playing could begin.  Guess it’s one of the perks of it just being the two of us.  It gives us lots of time to take Christmas morning at our own pace and do what works for us.  Fun!!
And…if you’re not already bored to tears with all the videos in this post, here’s just one more.
Merry Christmas from my adorable little sweetie and myself!! (Note to self – make sure to take a pic of us together on Christmas day next year!  Oops!)
And yes, I still pinch myself all the time because I cannot believe this amazing, fun, wonderful, precious, sweet, beautiful little girl is my daughter!  Truly God has blessed in ways we cannot measure!  Oh how I love her!!!!!
And….HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!  May 2012 be an amazing year for you and your family!!


  1. Such special times. Wishing you both a wonderful 2012.

  2. She's so beautiful! Great pictures, love how you always capture her personality. I can't believe it has been over two years with her! It keeps getting better!

    Happy New Year!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  3. Happy New Year Catherine and Hannah. Love this post. You are you are so blessed and fortunate. Hannah is adorable, beautiful and smart!

  4. Happy New Year Catherine!

    Your girl is getting so big.


  5. Great pictures as always!
    Happy New Year!!

  6. I'm loving all this Christmas fun!! Glad you are capturing ALL the moments that you can. Happy New Year!

  7. What a wonderful Christmas morning for the two of you!


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