We had a very busy week this week. A lot of it revolved around the finishing of Christmas gifts. Brett really enjoys wood working and made something for both S and me. I was able to help him with most of S's project...which took way more time than anticipated.
the beginnings of S's gift
We had a special friend leave a nativity block for us nightly for the 12 days of Christmas. S was beyond thrilled each time she got to open one of them. She has kept them all lined up in a row.
We have gotten an incredible amount of snow this week. S was my "helper" the last few passes of the driveway. Thankfully it was only the last part since it was harder to shovel with her. I loved watching her try to catch snowflakes in her mouth :)
S thinks that the symbol on this cape means "Super S". She loves the play superheroes, especially with her dad. I got part of this done mid week, but to finish we were up until the wee hours on Christmas Eve :)
Brett painted my project then brought it inside to dry, hiding it between two chairs with a blanket draped across it. He brought it inside while S was napping. When she saw it she ran over immediately with , "I'm peeking!"
Christmas Eve we spent with Brett's side of the family. S loves Papa and just snuggled him for a good chunk of time. Lots of us were quite envious of him. I very rarely get snuggles like that anymore.
cousin Hilary who was kind enough to sit with S at dinner
During evening festivities S kept snuggling with Devon. He was always a good sport.
When we got home that evening the baby Jesus piece of the nativity was on the door step. S was so excited for it that she instantly wanted to come in and play with it. I love that she is so focused on what matters most at Christmas :)
After we put S to bed Christmas Eve we went back out to the garage and started putting primer on S's gift. We decided we were ok with it not being totally finished for Christmas morning. We still needed to do the final coat of paint as well as as attaching doors.
Opening her big present from mom and dad. She was thrilled by it. She pulled out all of the drawers discovering what was in each one. We had a few new dressups wrapped up for her in her gifts that she really enjoyed.
trying on her dress ups
the new tutu
We like to get S toys that help her use imagination. She has played with these magformers at friends homes before and loved them. They are on the pricier side, but when we found them for 1/2 price we knew it was worth it. We love how much she just sat and played with them. It was fun for her to be able to open and play...open and play.
"hiding" in the dress up wardrobe
S has really come to love dolls and strollers. She always plays with them when she is at friends homes. She has run all over the house with it. I'm glad we found something she really loves.
one of her favorite gifts...a doll and stroller
We went up to Jenny's parents the day after Christmas. We had intended to go up on Christmas day, but there was over a foot of snow for us that day as well as a winter weather advisory. The day after just seemed like the safer choice :)
She got some fun gifts from grandma and grandpa. It was fun to see grandpa having so much fun playing with her.
Mr. Potato Head with grandpa.