Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EMILY!

In our family, we have always had two Christmas celebrations.  Gumpy is Norwegian and they always celebrate, with presents, on Christmas Eve.  So, this year we celebrated Christmas Eve at Dennis and Rita's house.  Jeff and Gail and Brian came too so it was a lovely family celebration.  You were 'Santa's Helper' and when I read out the names on the gifts, you gave them to the people.  You were a very good helper too!
On Chriatmas day, everybody came to our house.  Once again you were Santa's helper and while Brian called out the names on the presents you handed them out.

It was a lovely day so we set up a table under a gazebo on the front lawn and Gumpy, Coach and Jeff did the braai for lunch - which we didn't have until nearly 4 o'clock!  Everyone was swimming and having fun.
 
I made a 'baby in a fruit salad' in a watermelon and you just loved it!

It is nearly the end of 2012 and you have reached a number of milestones. 
You gave your 'Buboo' to the fairies
You have completed one year of pre-school
You can swim underwater
On the 16th December you were exactly 1m tall
You cut your hair yourself for the first time last week!
You are no longer afraid to pat the dogs although Carling still scares you
You have grown your own vegetables in your own veg garden
You were in your first bicycle rally race
 
I know that 2013 is going to be a wonderful year for you and for your Mom and Dad and I am so happy that I am here to share it with you. 
BIG KISS!!!