January 13, 2005

Christmas Day

This year wasn't as festive as Christmas celebrations past, but Ken and I tried to make the best of it for Kate. These were a few pictures we took of Kate on Christmas Day.

Like most kids this age, Kate likes to put things in and take things out of different containers -- boxes, bags, drawers. So this year I wanted to get her a little bag to put things in. She actually picked this one out at Target one day. She looked too cute carrying it around the store that we got it for her for Christmas. I took out all the Hello Kitty products from inside and put in a little notepad, some crayons and a bunch of fake credit cards that we received in the mail as marketing materials.

I liked these pictures because she's reading the side of the box as dad is helping her unwrap it. She's been doing that a lot lately. If I give her Cheerios, she likes to read the box. When the server delivers the check at the end of a meal, she like to examine it. I'm not sure if she's just mimicking us or really interested in what she see or a little bit of both.

Since we were a little behind this year we decided to send out New Year's cards instead of Christmas cards. And we we able to use one of the above pictures on the card. Pressed for time and energy, we were lucky that we got a pretty good picture of Kate and it all came together.

You'll notice that in some pictures Kate has a bow and some she does not. Her hair is in an inbetween stage, so as her bangs grow out I've been trying to keep them out of her face with a little bow clip. Unfortunatly Kate really enjoys taking the clips out, even if it means her bangs are in her eyes. I usually try to distract her while I'm putting it in. Like, I'll put it in right before I get her out of the car when she's much more interested about getting out of the car than the bow in her hair. The more I put them in the more she gets used to them, but she still really enjoys pulling them out.
Posted by Jean-Marie at January 13, 2005 01:48 PM
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