Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Evening

On Christmas night, all of my Mama's family came to my house and I made Shana's famous lasagna (which was amazing as usual!). We always have way too much food so I decided to do something a little non-traditional for Christmas and keep it simple. It was also great because I prepared it a few days before and then cooked it that afternoon. Super easy! Nana came up a little early and when Alabama woke up from her nap, she was happy to have more people to play with. She was especially excited when Jenna got there!! Can you tell?? ha!

We had a crazy time opening gifts (although we try to do it by opening one at a time, it takes a long time!) and then had some delicious desserts that Nana red velvet cake! Alabama of course got way too many gifts but she loved them all! ha! (No one stuck to my one present rule!) From Nana she got the Baby Alive that jumps up and down. She has seen this for a while when we got to Wal Mart and she loved it! She also gave her a cute pink heart dress, a puple shirt, a cookie, a santa singing bear, some socks, and two fleece outfits. It was hilarious seeing her dig into that huge bag. Look at Aunt Betty's face in this next funny!
Aunt Kathie and Uncle Bo and Jenna gave her a super cute pink John Deere wheelbarrow! She can sure use that to help Daddy and Mommy (mostly Daddy) work on our garden this year.

Aunt Betty and Uncle Jerry gave her a really sweet Baby Alive that has a little bottle that you put to it's mouth and it sounds like it's drinking it. They also gave her a pink utensils set for her kitchen. I love the little pizza cutter! And she loves her "Go Dawgs" that is a cute little bear with a bulldog shirt that actually says "Go Dawgs" and plays the fight song! Perfect for Alabama the UGA fanatic! ha!

Audra gave her some dress up jewelry and a dress up set (with her first high heel shoes! How appropriate!). It is so funny to see her click through the house with those shoes on like she's been wearing high heels all her life! ha! She also gave her some cute red and green striped pajamas that say BAMA on the front. Here she is modeling some of the jewelry!
Alicia gave a wooden food set that you can "cut" and a wooden cookie set that you can slice, cook, decorate, etc. They are both really nice. She also gave her another Baby Alive that eats/drinks and goes to the potty. I think we will put that one away a little longer. She gave her a cute Gymboree outfit with purple monkey princesses on it, too.
Mama gave her a Baby Can Read DVD set!!! I've been wanting her to have it for a long time and now they sell it at stores...I'll let you know if it works. So far, we've watched about half of the first one. *If only they made one starring Barney!*
She was definitely into the opening gifts part this year! She even helped everyone else open their gifts, too.

It was a fun night and I wish we'd gotten to hang out a little longer and play games and such, but Bo and Kathie had to go and finish packing for their cruise and we had church the next morning, too!!!

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