Friday, January 25, 2013

Christmas Morning

We had a wonderful Christmas morning. It was such a joy having Grammy and Papa Dean with us this year. Claire really enjoyed handing out the presents and "helping" everyone open them. Experiencing Christmas is so fun with Claire at this age. She is so excited about EVERYTHING! 

Enjoying her present from Grammy and Papa Dean

Claire LOVES her doll house from Santa

Showing off one of new "dress up" dresses

Daddy being silly

Claire took this one. Pretty good!

I wish I knew how to edit the tv out of this one. Its super cute!

Claire and Papa Dean

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Christmas Eve

Making cookies for Santa and birthday cookies for Baby Jesus

All done! Carrots for the reindeer too. 

Gift from Santa

All ready to go

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Claire's Christmas Program

Why is getting a three year old to sit still AND look at the camera at the same time so hard? Out of the dozen or so pictures I took here are the good ones (sort of). Claire had her Christmas program at school last month and did awesome. She loved it. Claire wasn't shy and sang loud (just like Mrs. Davis said to). The cutest part was as Claire was sing it out loud and proud, the little girl next to her kept giving her the stink eye. Guess she didn't appreciate her enthusiasm.

Dave attempted to record the performance but it didn't work. Guess I should have recorded it on my phone too, but I figured he would have told me if he was having trouble. There's always next year.

I have to say that Claire's favorite part was shopping and picking out her Christmas dress. We went to a few different stores in the mall. She picked out a few dresses and was very excited when I asked if she wanted to try them on there at the store. Claire is quite proud of her dress and we think she picked out a pretty cute one too.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Zoo Lights

Our annual trip to see the zoo lights was fun, but cold and a bit crowded. It seemed that everyone else had the same idea of taking advantage in the break from the rain.

Claire's favorite part is riding the train. Unfortunately the line is so long we didn't have much time to check out the rest of the lights throughout the zoo. Oh well, we had a good time and are looking forward to next year.

Picture taken by Claire

Claire waiving to all the spectators from the train