Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day 2011!

Merry Christmas from the Parnham girls

Jia wanted a towel with her name on it
The older girls each got one from Nona a long time ago
Jia figures this was no one can use it but her.

Anna wears these kind of moccasins all the time
Katie bought her new ones
She also has a handmade giraffe Ipod case that I bought her
on Etsy

Cute calender
It has a "criminal" pug for each month

My baby girl

Drew working on our very fast Christmas dinner

Anna cutting squash

Katie's stuffed baked potatoes
My Mom's recipe

Me, making brown sugar carrots
my vanity has to tell you that my shirt was very baggy
and I am not that huge.

Dinner Time-we pulled it off!

Jia's delight at finding her princess bed

the secret hideaway underneath.
I think she has all of her Christmas toys under there now

She can go up the stairs and down the slide
each of the little purple things are pockets for her treasures
We haven't seen her since!

The big girls started out the day with a huge scavenger hunt, Katie's was based on Stetson University and Anna's was based on University of Florida, at the end the one that found the pickle won movie passes. This was Anna's year to win, although I am thinking that some of those tickets might find their way into Katie's hands.
Jia had her "best day ever" not only did she get everything on her list, but she got a really great princess bed from Nona and Grandpa. We have hardly seen her since. She just came down for lunch and told us to call her when dinner was ready.

The big girls save part of their money from Nona and Grandpa and gave me part of it to buy presents for them. I got 2 shirts for Katie and 2 gift certificates, one for Barnes and Noble and one for Old Navy. I also got her a book of useless facts, she loves these books and walks around telling us obscure things. Anna got a stuffed giraffe (she LOVES anything Giraffe related, a gift card for Target and a gift card from a store called Heritage. Anna also got a shirt. a lot of the big girls gifts were college related.

Here was Jia's list: a Barbie jet, squinkies (little animals and people who do things she got the carnival set) , a fairy Barbie, Moon Dough and a Moon Dough movie theater, Alvin and the chipmunks The Squeakual, Dance, Dance 3 for the WII, Dogopoly (from Ellen) clothes and a number of other things. The bed however was the big hit, she told us she slid out of bed this morning (it has both stairs and a slide).

We had a very nice Christmas dinner with everyone chipping in. We had all fallen asleep so preparations were pretty rushed.

We hope that you and yours had a wonderful day, and did not forget the real reason for the Christmas season.
God Bless...

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