Monday, December 27, 2010

Paper Dolls

One of Piper's presents was a book of paper dolls that were the Disney princesses. This was the first time she has really payed attention to any of them, except for Snow White. She had fun dressing them up and learning their names.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

Piper enjoyed opening all of her presents. She loves her stick unicorn she got from Santa, as well as her Leapster Explorer and FurReal Dog.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Here is Piper's snowman I helped her make yesterday. She was so excited to go outside in the snow. It was the perfect type for packing too.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gingerbread House

She was very certain as to where the candy must go.

Every house must have sprinkles
Here she is counting the bowls. We counted a lot during this project, the candy, the bowls, etc.

Finally it was done! She's so proud.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Polar Bear Express

We did the Santa train last night. It wasn't a complete fail, but not exactly a success either. They listened to a story, and then boarded the train for an hour long ride. We got to see lots of lights and deocrations, as well as many people and costumed characters waving to us. On board, the kids were served giant sugar cookies, hot chocolate, a bag of candy and yogurt pretzles, and given a small stuffed polar bear. They were visited by a costumed polar bear and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It was really nice that they spread everything out and each person took time to talk and sing to every child and take as many pictures as you wanted to take.
Hiding from Santa

With that being said, the polar bear was a hit after the first time through. Piper launched herself at him after refusing to get near him when he visited the first time. Stella was okay with him.
They both liked Mrs. Claus, I think because she passed out the stuffed bears. When Santa walked through, Stella cried when he held her, and Piper hid between the seats of the train. I managed to get this shot while she was distracted by the polar bear after the ride was over.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

First Snow this Season

She would have played outside all day if I had let her.

Advent Calendar Day 5

A new animal today: a little deer. She got the box out today by herself and said let's open number 5 and then found it herself. She's mad in this picture because I couldn't get a good shot with my camera and she was tired of posing.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent Calendar Day 4

We missed a couple of days while Piper was a grandma's house. On the second day she got the green tree, on the third she opened a bunch of little birds that sit on the tree. Today she got some food and a basket (?) that it sits in.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advent Calendar Day 1

We got Piper her first Advent Calendar this year. It is a Playmobile one with a forest theme. Today she opened the first door and found a tree. It went very nicely with her Schleich raccoon.