Saturday, December 26, 2009

Katelyn didn't get anything for Christmas...

Ha ha ha ha ha. Katelyn didn't get anything for Christmas. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Apparently this child hasn't been naughty a moment all year because Santa was VERY good to this little girl. The great thing is she's really been playing with all of her new toys.
Books, dvds, dolls, a vanity, stuff for the kitchen, puzzles, a Barbie laptop...I must say, I've been liking the new toys. They're pretty fun.
We've let her open a handful of presents a day for the last few days and then she's been really happy to spend the rest of that day enjoying her new gifts.

Her dad got her the Barbie laptop and that's definitely a hit. She'll be able to grow into all the fun games and activites it can do.

After all of the playing, Katelyn needed a little down time with grammy while they watched a new Dora movie. :) Katelyn LOVES her grammy. They're best buddies.

We pray that everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!! Ours is still going on here. Mike and Niki get back tomorrow and the fun will continue for a couple more days.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve! We've had such a fun day. Mom, dad, Katelyn and I went out to the lake to check on the house, went out to lunch, came home and Katelyn took a nap and then went to church. On the way home I told Katelyn that we could open some presents after dinner. She was so excited she kept saying, "All done eating. Rip open my presents." Needless to say, we did presents first, and then dinner. :)
Of course Grammy and Papa didn't spoil Katelyn at all. We have to do Christmas in three rounds over several days to get through all the loot. Katelyn thoroughly enjoyed round one.

Ummm...I really love my girl.

Katelyn is really cute...just in case you hadn't noticed.

This year is so different than last year. Katelyn's 2 1/2 now and she is really into ripping her presents open. She fully understands how it all works now.

Mike and Niki are up in Fort Wayne with Niki's family. It was strange not to have them here...but we are excited that Christmas will be happening tonight, tomorrow, Sunday and Monday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas adventure....

We had so much fun tonight!!! Mom and dad are here for Christmas and we went to Southern Lights out at The Kentucky Horse Park. You drive through and see all the lights and then at the end you park and you can go in to see Santa and they have a petting zoo.
Katelyn was so excited. She was talking a mile a minute. She loved the lights but she really wanted to see Santa.

Katelyn LOVES having Grammy and Papa here and they've all just picked right up where they left off in October.

We waited in line forever to see Santa and Katelyn walked right up there and climbed on his lap. It was about the greatest thing ever. She was so excited to visit Santa and get a piece of candy from him!

The petting zoo was of course a big hit. She got to feed all the animals.

She was so wound up when we got home. I think she officially fell asleep around 10pm. :) What a great Christmas adventure!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

We woke up this morning to several inches of snow and I had one VERY excited little girl on my hands. She couldn't wait to go outside and play. So we bundled up and ventured into the backyard. Katelyn said, "Mommy, I love the snow!!"

She was an expert snowball maker. Good thing she can't throw it very far. :)

We built a fabulous little snowman and decorated him with the leftovers laying around in the garden.

Even winter is fun with Katelyn around. She had such a good time playing. She was soaked through and didn't want to go in.

My little angel making a snow angel.

Every morning when Katelyn comes downstairs she shouts, "Christmas tree!" It's like she forgets it's there or something. Christmas will be so much fun with her this year!!!
We are having a great time and our lives are full and blessed!!!!!!