It was another successful Christmas celebration! It was a lot more fun this year with Avey more able to understand and be excited about it all. Surprisingly, in contrast with her birthday frenzy, she was much more calm in unwrapping Christmas gifts. She very slowly and methodically tore tiny strip of paper after tiny strip of paper until coming to the gift. She's been a little overwhelmed with all of her new surprises.You may have noticed her bumps and scratches on her forehead and lip. She pulled a dresser on top of herself a few days ago just before going to bed. It was the biggest accident she's ever had. Kira got her cleaned up and calmed down while I screwed the dresser to the wall so that it would never fall again. It was wonderful that, after about 10 minutes of sobbing and cuddling, she perked right back up and started running around and playing. What a sport!
She has most enjoyed a sing-along DVD that Kira thought of getting her. It has the most annoying narrator I could ever imagine, but Avey loves the scenes of Disney movies and cheesy songs. She must have watched Cinderella's "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" two dozen times in the past couple of days.
I think her very favorite gift of the season (and ours) was having her uncles and aunt in town. She loves having people around who aren't afraid to play:
We hope you had a wonderful holiday too, and be sure to spend the last few days of the year wisely and memorably!