Friday, December 28, 2007

Round one.

Surprisingly, I took few photos on Christmas Day. I don't think I was prepared for the frenzy. Last year, Alla wanted to open, then play, open, then play. I thought there were too many gifts to open in one setting. But Mama was wrong. She got through them in record time, asking for another and another. Unbelievable.
Santa was good to this little girl. Left her a note and everything, explaining that Rudolph had made a big mess of his carrots, which then caused Alla to immediately stop reading, go get the mini-sweeper, and start cleaning up. A girl after my own heart. Soon after, she spied the gifts downstairs and wanted to go see. Minutes later, she had gotten everyone awake and we were all opening gifts!
Like I said, the opening went by so quickly with paper and itty bitty pieces of kitchen food everywhere, that I spent more time trying to make sure that no gem was mixed up in the garbage than I did snapping away. But what I looked forward to most of all were her Santa gifts, and so there's that. A big girl bed.
And, hidden underneath her new big girl quilt, a blue camera all her own. Ah, the magic.

9 comments:

pakosta said...

LOVE LOVE LOV that last one!
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Cathy Bolander said...

I love that cute little dimple with her smile in front of the tree.

Megan said...

I'm so glad she enjoyed her Santa gifts. I am sure she will love sleeping in her big girl bed.

Amy said...

Oh, what fun! Love that picture of all of you! Merry Christmas, friends!

Shelly Z. said...

Great picture of her new bed! She looks so excited to open that camera!

Sean said...

JJ...great pics! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes to you and Ron...we miss you guys!

Sean

Sue Thomas said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me! Love the photo in front of the tree as well as the one on her new big girl bed!

Norina said...

Just adorable JJ! Absolutely love the one of Alla in front of the tree...you caught that Christmas twinkle in her eye!

Susan said...

oh YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY for the big girl bed AND the blue camera... yay alla! have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the Killins family on your blog. now we need to lunch soon! and yes, i am very very jealous of your melting pot date... sounds so delish!