Thursday, November 4, 2010

Making a list...

The toy catalog season has begun and making out the Christmas wish list for Santa is currently in full swing at our house.  Julia has been upset lately because she never gets any mail and Emma is always getting mail and packages - I don't think she cares that it's usually medical and products bills that are delivered to Emma because she would love these packages and notes to come to her.  So, when the toy catalogs started showing up I told Julia they were mail for her and now I'm wondering "what the heck was I thinking???!!!!"

Julia has been taking her catalog perusing quite seriously.  She pores over the pages of toys and play items and talks about the children playing with the items and has circled the items that she thinks Santa should consider bringing her.  She has even asked for a couple of items for her Birthday and had me agree to get her a musical ballerina jewelry box as her Birthday present.  

Our after dinner activities tonight consisted of looking through the newest round of toy catalogs and Emma wanted in on the action this time.  She really loves to look at all the children and babies in the catalog and it even seemed to me like she was picking out a few items that really caught her eye.  Hmmmm......guess we need to start a list for Emma, too!

Here are a few photos I snapped of the girls and they way they are looking at the catalogs just makes me laugh because they are so serious!  However, I am just so shocked at how OLD Emma looks in the one where she decided to pose for the camera - I didn't ask her to but she just loves to get her photo taken that she looked away from the toys to let me capture her gorgeous smile.  

Now, I think the next time we look through the catalog I'll ask them each to pick out a toy to buy and donate to the hospital for the holiday.  It's important to us that the girls really embrace the spirit of the season rather than getting all caught up in gifts and this will be one of many things we do to demonstrate the spirit of the season with the girls.  

3 Comments from readers:

Anonymous said...

Ethan was cracking me up this morning, looking seriously at a toy catalog while eating his breakfast! I know exactly what you mean! I immediately thought the same thing, Emma looks as old as Julia in that shot. And look at that nice wide open hand! And the sitting at the chapel - you go girl!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Wow! Emma does look very grown up in that picture! Sounds like the holiday season is off to a good start at your house.

By the way, love the new header on the blog! Great photos of your girls! : )

Karen Owens said...

Madi got the walmart one yesterday -- thankfully I think she forgot about it! :)

I think we are going to take her to Toy R Us and do a digital one.