Pretty Paper

Friday, December 19, 2008

Santa came a little early to the Goff house. Grandma is up in Iowa with her sisters for Christmas this year. She's up there taking good care of herself and getting her treatments. Since she couldn't be down here with us this year, she sent packages. When Courtney and I took the inventory of our own Christmas gifts plus the Christmas packages she sent, we decided we'd better spread it out a little. I mean, how much can a two-year-old take on Christmas morning?!?!
So, Wed. night we went to tearing open the gifts. Grace enjoyed that part quite a bit! She received quite a few clothes.

She was particularly proud of a flowered skirt she received. She immediately pulled it on! Dress-up has begun apparently. Now if that get-up wasn't enough, she then opened the snow boots and immediately donned them... with the flowered skirt and the PJ top. Wow, what an eclectic fashionista!

She also got some warm, fuzzy, cute little fleece PJs that she was pretty proud of as well. (Can you tell she's a clothes girl?)

One of the funniest (and meanest, Courtney!) moments of the night was the set of books from aunt Kathy. One of the books is a dinosaur book... a pop-up dinosaur book! Daddy opened it up and starting showing it to her, and POP! Out came a giant T-REX head... along with very realistic sounds from Daddy. Well, needless to say, it concerned Grace that a prehistoric beast had made its way into her living room! Up she jumped and over to Mommy she ran!

At one point, I think Grace had had enough pretty paper and bows and was ready for her big show. She looked at me, and said, "I've got to dance!" She jumped up in all of her snow booted glory and started spinning and dancing to the music on the TV. It was pretty funny, and I'm going to post a video here.
Mommy and Daddy also opened Christmas gifts from Grandma. Grace was also more than willing to assist in that process as well. We had a fun Christmas and will miss not having Grandma down here with us, but we hope she has a wonderful time up there with her sisters!

Merry CHRISTtmas!!


Anonymous,  December 19, 2008 at 8:28 AM  

Oh how fun Christmas is at their age. Looks like she had a great time!

Michael L December 23, 2008 at 8:30 AM  

Children are so wonderful around Christmas. Even Lily was getting into it...or at least getting into the tissue paper we piled on top of her... :) I cannot wait until Lily is old enough to start really enjoying Christmas like that.

Hope you have a very wonderful Christmas!

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