Christmas 2010 Review -a little naughty but awfully nice

Christmas 2010 has come and gone in our household and it went smooth— well, as smooth as possible with two kids under the age of four in the house.  We had a visit from Old Saint Nick – I mean, we were tracking him all night at NORAD’s Santa Tracker 2010, so it’s no surprise that we knew exactly when he’d be here.  Google maps is amazing, right?  

retro 70s kitchen

It was the first year my older daughter actually appreciated the concept of Santa, leaving him some food out, and the whole concept of consequences: ie. naughty and/or nice.  So, we had a lot of fun with her.  Of course, all kids really need in the end is love and all these material things are just icing on the cake.  This year, Santa brought to the nice girls of the household: a brand new play kitchen.  Assembly took about an hour or so – toy kitchens are just not made like they used to.  Here you can see a picture of the old 70s kitchen the girls have been playing with all this time and their new modern sizzling kitchen (cell phone and all).  Hmmm… there’s just something about a corded phone I think. Ah well, we have decided to keep both of them for now.  We just can’t seem to let the 70s go. 

modern kitchen

As far as their dolls, Santa also brought an area for them to take care of their many dolls- they seem to be caring for their babies a lot more these days- my 22-month old though just threw her new one down the stairs.  Hmm… yeah, it’s a good thing we’re not trying for or even considering baby #3.  Getting thrown down the stairs by your older sister would really suck.  Anyway, Christmas 2010 has come and gone but the paper remains- can we recycle this colorful, cheap, Made in China, DollarTree(c) wrapping paper? I am just not sure.  There are lot of boxes too!  I am sure we will all know what the neighbors got and vice versa later this week when we put the trash out.

baby nursery

The highlight of the girls’ opening gifts this year are the gifts from their new Aunt-to-be.  She is now engaged (as of Christmas Eve) to my brother.  How exciting!  They got the girls these really cool Williams-Sonoma packaged gifts to open on Christmas and the gifts inside go with their new themed kitchen.  Personalized pink princess aprons – so cute and something they can grow with since they love baking and cooking.  What fun!   Yes, my girls are spoiled beyond recognition but it was truly a fun morning for all of us.  Mom got jewelry and it was a gorgeous selection by dad and dad got books, CDs, shoes, and new sweats.  Wait!  How did dad get so much?  Hmmm…. Here’s to even more fun in 2011 and another awfully nice year.

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