Saturday, December 25, 2010

**First Christmas Time**

When first coming across Christmas decorations being put up in Target:
Me:  Oh, Avé!  Do you know what these are?????
Avé:  (unimpressed) Yes Mommy.  They are trees.

While looking at a large selection of stockings in a store:
Me:  Oh, Avé!  We need to buy you a stocking!  Which one of these do you like?
Avé:  Mommy.  These are all WAAAAAAAY too big for me.

It's been super fun going through this season with her!  Here are a few highlights in pictures...

We saw The Nutcracker!

With Auntie Kelly and Annie!

And she talked through the whole thing!  ;-)

We saw Santa!
And I bribed the boys to be in this pic!
I'm totally not joking.
(bribed, threatened... toMAYto ,toMAHto.)

And maybe sweetest of all, she DANCED in our church Christmas production!  I thought I wouldn't cry b/c I had watched all the rehearsals... but of course I did.  I just saw this precious little girl on stage dancing and thought of where she was last year at this time and just, well, just.... well, you can imagine.

I mean... really.... 

Love.  Just love.

Merry Christmas everyone!  More to come soon...


Jenny said...

Oh I love this post!!! Merry Christmas little Ave'!!

JenRene Owens said...

She was a beautiful angel! Smile

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Oh my goodness, I teared up, too, seeing her dancing in that angel costume! So sweet! Hoping we have our own first Christmas time with our Ethiopian angel to blog about next year :) !!!

Kimberlie said...

Your little girl is so incredibly gorgeous and sweet and lovely!

How can we not cry when we think about where our kids have come from and how they are now learning to love the Lord? It is wonderful to experience the joy of this season with a child who is experiencing it for the first time. For me, when I looked at my children yesterday morning as we sat in church on Christmas Day and I see the child sitting there that I had almost said "no" to, I thank God for His mercy and grace in letting this child be mine forever. He's amazing. He's tough. He is going to challenge me to be a better parent. And I am lovin' it!

Thank you for following our blog! You are an encouragement and an inspiration to me!

Merry Christmas!

Heidi said...

Oh my! Love, just love INDEED! Merry Christmas :)

marciisaacs said...

Wow, love it!

Selam! G'day! Hello!