Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Early

We started our Christmas early this year at my parents' house. Lots of snow - we received about 10 inches in Boston before we left for NY on Saturday and then it snowed in NY all day on Sunday. But we had great weather for our drive to Philly on Monday. The weather here has been balmy (45 degrees) compared to the single digits in upstate NY.

I told my mom, Grandma Barbie that Ally liked the munchkins with sprinkles, so she bought a whole box for Ally. You can tell she really liked them.

Then it was time to open gifts!

This is Grandpa Frank's chair. Ally loved to sit in it when he was not in the room. We had a hilarious moment when he pretended to sit on her. Ally did not think it was very funny, but we did.

Grandpa Frank made a trip to the Union College bookstore to purchase Ally her first article of Union clothing - maybe she is a future Dutch-person? She does look good in garnet. (In case you don't know, Becky graduated from Union)

I cannot remember at all what was so funny, but I just love Becky's face in these two pictures. It reminds me to be silly and animated with Ally.

The cash register from Grandma Barbie and Grandpa Frank was a huge hit. Especially swiping the credit card.

Ally gave my mom a picture she painted.

Ally loves her train.

The wreath below was from Aunt Martha and Uncle Phil. Thank-you so much. We love this fairly traded, Guatemalan Worry Doll wreath. And the adorable backpack (from the same organization) is great - we brought it with us on the trip, and it holds Ally's baby doll clothes.

1 comment:

Mama Bear said...

Ahhh, what fun pictures and the expressions are priceless :-)
Happy Holiday's, Rhonda