Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa's Little Helper

Hollis helped Santa pick out her gifts today, once we were able to escape the house after our little snowstorm (a foot isn't so bad, is it?). We let her play with the ones she picked herself, and Santa has a couple more waiting under the tree for her for Christmas Day. Funny enough, most of the things she chose were toys we had already had at some point, and were dead from years of love. The kid knows what she likes.

Monday, December 15, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Despite my initial reservations between kid and cat damage, we put up a Christmas tree. I tried to be "smart" about it, so it only has unbreakable lights, garland and ornaments. So, when it goes down, and it almost surely will, nothing will shatter! Hollis is really pleased with it: she can't wait to go and sit by it and play with her toys, and to sneak a pull on the lights when we're not looking.

Here's Hollis looking at the tree with awe, and a video of her playing with one of her old favorite toys, with some assistance from our cat Jasper.