Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Afternoon at Gram and Papa's

After we spent the morning playing with the toys that Santa brought to Mimi and Poppa's house we got dressed and met up with the rest of the Sparks family at Gram and Poppa's house.

Santa came and left you some presents at their house too! What lucky girls!
Lila got some walkie talkies, a Timeout Bear, a Dorothy and Toto musical doll, and magnetic dress up dolls.

Emily got a Learn and Laugh shopping cart, a shape sorter cookie jar, a learn to dress monkey, and some fun puzzles and games.

All of the girls also got some very special crystal ornaments to help us remember this special Christmas we got to spend together!

It wasn't long before all the little kids were off playing with their new toys...

Lila and Adde played together all day and ate their lunch together at the tea table.

We had a great time with our family and loved spending Christmas with them. You were so lucky to have Santa visit you at Mimi's, Gram's and even our house! When we got home we still had more presents to open from the Allen family and you were both so excited to discover that Santa had filled your stockings and left presents under our tree while we were gone... What a sneaky Santa! It was definitely a Merry Christmas this year!!

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Morning at Mimi and Poppa's

Santa Came!!
Here you are sitting on the very same staircase as Mommy when I was a little girl anxiously waiting to see what Santa brought me for Christmas!
This year you must have been VERY good! He ate your cookies and read your note. He even wrote you a little note back thanking you both for being such good little girls this year!

Santa brought Lila a V-Tech System and lots of games to play on the TV, a new baby doll, some Fancy Nancy purple dress up shoes, and a Princess and Pony.
"Look Lila... a Neigh!"


Santa brought Emily the Little People Airplane, a new baby doll and stroller, some Fancy Nancy red sparkly dress up shoes, and a Doodle Pro.

You also got some new books, a piano, and some bath toys!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Gingerbread House

We made a gingerbread house with Mimi, Aunt Summer, Charlie and Kate. Each person had a different side of the house to design and decorate and Aunt Summer and Mommy each did a section of the roof. All of you kids did a great job with your decorating... there was so much candy on our house it was very hard to put it all together without it caving in! Sweet Memories!
Lila's Architecture..

Kate's Design Detail..

Emily's Sweet Design...

Charlie's Workmanship...

The little bakers and candy decorators showing off their design skills with Mimi...

Our group shot...

Charlie is in the back taking a picture of the photographer with Lila's new camera.
Emily tuckered out and ended up taking a little nap in the other room on the floor.. all that candy and icing was too much for you!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas at Mimi and Poppa's

This year we went to Mimi and Poppa's House for Christmas. Aunt Summer, Uncle B, Charlie and Kate were going to Abilene for Christmas but first they came to Mimi's to celebrate with us. As soon as we walked in the door from our long drive Charlie and Kate wanted to open presents so we had a fun evening opening all our gifts from family.

Lila's big gifts this year were a Princess Scooter, fun cash register, some new movies, a remote control puppy, and TinkerBell Doll, from Mimi and Poppa, an Easy Bake oven and treats from Aunt Summer and Uncle B, and a digital camera and Animal Scramble game from Aunt Shannon and Uncle Buck.

Emily's big gifts were a Dora Car, Curious George Monkey and books, a flashlight, Abby Cadabby doll, a game and puzzles from Mimi and Poppa, a pull puppy from Aunt Summer and Uncle B, and some cool art stuff from Uncle B and Aunt Shannon.

Charlie and Kate got a bunch of cool new toys too! You kids love being all together and opening new presents and having new toys to play with makes your time together even more exciting!

And Mimi and Poppa surprised us all by announcing they were taking our whole family to Disney World! We are all so very excited and I know you girls are going to make some very happy memories on this magical vacation with our family! We can hardly wait!
Even though Emily got a new car we couldn't pull her away from Mimi's big red car...

She loved driving around the house in it...

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Merry Christmas!

I still haven't gotten a good picture of the girls to send out with my Christmas cards so I think we may be wishing everyone a Happy New Year instead this year... we'll see!
In the meantime here are a few bloopers from our attempts. I love them because they truly are the best representation of Lila and Emily.. neither one of them are ever still long enough to get a great picture!
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas season full of love, joy, family and blessings from above! Take time to remember the story of Jesus and celebrate his birth. He is the best gift any of us will ever receive. From our family to yours... Happy Holidays!!

I have about a hundred more but you get the picture!

And of course, enjoying the candy we promised them if they would just smile for one more picture!

Merry Christmas!!

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