Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas day

Heather's first Christmas and she got just about everything that she wanted from Santa. She saw her Doll House through the stair rails and a huge smile broke out on her face. She also got the doll that she wanted and a convertible carriage/stroller for her baby. There were several other items but these were the ones that grabbed her interest right from the start. Each present we gave her to open initiated a question, Is this for Heather? She smiled each time she was told that the present was hers. Here are two videos of this magical morning.

Christmas afternoon it was off to Grandma and Grandpa's to join the rest of the family for the traditional Killackey Holiday dinner of Turkey and Ham and of course all the other staples of the Holiday. I'm always responsible for the mashed potatoes. I peeled, sliced, boiled, and smashed 10 lbs worth. Then loaded up the car with all of the presents for the nieces and nephews and a case of cold ones along with the mashed potatoes.
The dinner was excellent and no one went away unsatisfied. There were plenty of leftovers for everyone to take home and enjoy the next day. Then it was time for the gift exchange. Grandma took up a new hobby this year and knitted all the children and the girls caps and scarves. Everyone posed for pictures sporting there new winter wear though this was the one time last night that it appears Heather had had enough of picture taking. Karen and I had purchased silk outfits for our younger nieces so Heather, Brooke, and Libby changed into their chinese silk outfits to pose for pictures. They were all very cute in their attire. Heather is very much at home with her little cousin Brooke, she was even prepared to spend the night at Grandma's with Brooke and Nicholas but when we told her we wouldn't be there she quickly changed her mind and said she wanted to go home with us. Guess she's not quite ready for sleep overs yet!!


  1. What a fantastic day you all had! The photos/video are great, too! And it is wonderful that Heather and Harper are seeing so much of one another. You two are doing a terrific job of this parenthood thing!

    Ciara has been asking the same thing...Mine? Mine? And when told yes, that's yours, just a huge grin comes across her face kinda mixed still with disbelief. We have so many "things" that belong to us and take it all for granted... don't we?...until we see these little girls' reactions to owning such small things, puts it all in perspective. What a blessing they are!


  2. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas with Heather. She looks so thrilled with all her wonderful gifts and all the excitement of Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful 2010 too!

  3. Heather looks like she had an amazing first Christmas with you. Happy New Year to you all!