Thursday, December 24, 2009

More Christmas Fun

Last night, I (along with Gramps & Gramme) took the girls down to The Galleria to meet Chris after work and we took the girls ice skating for the first time! Chris was the only one of us adults to actually get ice skates on, and of course, Gracie & Katie joined him. Katie...well, let's just say that she's not asking for ice skates from Santa! LOL Gracie did pretty well but was really soaked by the time she got finished. I think Chris was pretty worn out from dragging Katie around! It was an experience for sure!

Poor Ellie had a hard time understanding why Daddy & her sissies were down there behind that glass without her.
After ice skating, we went to The Rainforest Cafe for dinner. Ellie was amazed, and a bit intimidated, at the lights & sounds (the fake thunder & animals roaring). She made the funniest faces! We worked to get her to recreate a couple for the camera (encouraging her to do them again). We were cracking up at her!

It was such a neat thing that when we first got to the mall, we saw this Santa standing outside one of the stores. It was "The Picture People," so I think he was working for them, but he was just standing there and little children were going up to him and talking to him. He was so sweet to each one who came to talk to him. Of course, Katie was in awe. I thought it was so neat how he was "just there" in the mall. She probably thought he was shopping for her gift!

Yesterday morning, I took Gracie & Katie to a friend's house to decorate cookies while Ellie stayed with Gramps & Gramme. Of course, fun was had by all!

This afternoon, we made our gingerbread house! It was lovely! LOL I told Katie I would get her her own house next year, poor thing. Katie is a free spirit and had much different ideas of how to decorate than her prim & proper older sister. Kinda funny!

Gracie & Katie each decorated a gingerbread while Ellie 'decorated' a Christmas tree...with a little help.

Daddy even got home in time to help decorate!


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