Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

Mia had just as much fun wrapping the presents and playing with the rolls of paper as she did unwrapping them.  Almost.   One present she refuses to play with is an Asian doll.  When she opened it her face went solumn and she quickly threw it to the side.  Normally she loves dolls but she's quick to tell us, "I don't like Ling".  Oh well.  

This year I determined not to carry out the Santa Clause routine.  Also, I broke with the traditional hanging of the Stockings.  Why?  It for me was just more "stuff" to stuff inside.  We have plenty.  They didn't miss them one bit.  Santa will be a bit more difficult to ignore because nearly everyone wants to know what he's brought them.  People will probably think I'm destroying the "magic" for them.  I just want them to have faith not magic.  

Michaela taking her Nana's presents to her on Christmas Eve.  She was beside herself in anticipation of a few surprises, though she had placed her orders weeks ago.  There were a few things she didn't know about.  She was thrilled.


OPHolland said...

I thought of the chinese doll yesterday for some reason... I think I was thinking about shopping early...anyway i wondered how she would like it. Maybe it will grow on her. It is such a beautiful doll.
Mia looks like a big girl now.

Stretch Mark Mama said...

The pigtails; my word. Too cute.

E got a Chinese doll as well; seems to like her. We're having trouble coming up with a name for her, though. Right now we are calling her by one of E's Chinese names. I never knew I'd have DOLL-naming stress. :)