Thursday, December 24, 2009

Getting Ready for Santa…

IMG_3005After coming in from the snow, it was the perfect time for Mallory to open her traditional Christmas Eve gift…

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Of course, Daisy wanted to help… IMG_3007CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS!



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                    So sweet!                           Daisy and her silly ears!

IMG_3080Ready to make cookies for Santa!

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IMG_3034Mommy got a sugar cookie kit from a student at school, so we decided to make sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles for Santa…

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          Mallory said, “Mommy, you got to smell them!”

IMG_3049She couldn’t believe how yummy they smelled!

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            Roll it,                                            Pat it…

IMG_3070Oops, it got stuck!

IMG_3073Mallory used a snowflake cookie cutter…just perfect since it is snowing outside…

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IMG_3074Time to put them in the oven!

While the cookies were baking and then cooling, Mallory…

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         Enjoyed her sucker Mimi bought her from the Gaylord…

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        Tracked Santa’s location on the computer with Daddy…

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                                 Made a cute little Santa…


IMG_3122Drank some hot chocolate…

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  IMG_3115Then, the best part of the night, Mallory watched a video Santa sent her this morning through email!  It was so cute!  Santa talked about how good she had been this year and even showed her his book that had all the kids’ names that were on the Nice List.  He opened to Mallory’s page, and there was a picture of her and the things listed she wanted him to bring her!!!  She was absolutely amazed!!!

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This is when she saw her picture in his book!

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IMG_3132  Bye-Bye Santa…

IMG_3135 Mallory thought that was the BEST thing EVER!!!

The cookies were finally ready to be iced and sprinkled…

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IMG_3146Santa is going to LOVE them!

IMG_3161Santa’s special plate…

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Mallory decided Santa needed chocolate milk this year.  And, she didn’t forget the carrots Santa told her in his letter to put out for his reindeer…


She had to make sure the carrots were good…


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As Mallory was putting out the cookies for Santa, she said, “Mommy, we got to move this thing so Santa can get in!”  She was talking about the fireplace screen…  IMG_3177Then, she saw the candles;  she made me move those, too.  She even looked up the chimney, and said, “It’s not open, we got to open it!”  Mallory was going to make sure Santa could get in her house!

IMG_3183Now, she thought it was ready!

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                            She was so cute and so excited!

IMG_3184Everything is all set for Santa…time to get ready for bed…

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Mallory pulled her last link off her Christmas countdown…then we remembered to say good-bye to Nick… IMG_3193Mallory was sad that Nick had to go, but we will come back to the Moore house next year.  Just think, he will have THREE little girls to watch over!

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Mallory blowing Nick a good-bye kiss…

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After a fun-filled day, Mommy and Mallory read several books in bed.  Mallory said, “I am so excited; I can’t go to sleep.”  I told her she had to go to sleep so Santa would come.  Mommy told her stories about Christmas Eve when she was little.  Uncle Joe and Mommy would sleep together on Christmas Eve, and we would have a hard time falling asleep, too.  Uncle Joe would wake Mommy up early Christmas morning and say, “Lori, go see if Santa has been here.”  So, Mommy would tip toe to the living room, look, and come running back yelling, “Santa’s been here, Santa’s been here!”  Mallory giggled and giggled; then, she asked, “Can I sleep with the babies next year?”  And, I said, “Absolutely!”

After, Mallory finally was fast asleep, Santa came…


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Santa brought Mallory exactly what she asked for “a high chair for my dollies.”  Santa put some new pajamas on Felicity, put her in the high chair, and got matching pajamas for Mallory!

IMG_3200Santa stuffed Mallory’s stocking, ate the cookies, drank his milk, gave the carrots to his reindeer, and even left Mallory a note that read…


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