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Friday, January 21, 2011

Christmas Day at the Conklins – Part 5

We headed over to Todd and Erin’s after opening presents at the condo.  The girls went straight into opening presents.

Hanna got an personalized Elmo book, that includes herself, Caty and Riley in the story – so cute!


Caty helping Riley open one of her presents

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Caty’s own jewelry box


Hanna checking out Riley’s Cabbage Patch doll

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Matching sweatshirts from Nana and Papa


matching sweatshirts


Riley got a kitchen from my parents and LOVED it!!


Auntie Erin helping Hanna open a present


Riley was too busy with her kitchen so Caty opened one of hers while Auntie Erin was helping Hanna – cute backpacks with their names


Caty was super excited to get a pillow pet!


With getting a kitchen we thought that Riley needed some plates and such


A dear friend of mine, Irene, through LPA lives in the San Diego area and came over and joined us for Christmas dinner.  We met about 4 years ago and this was our first time “officially” meeting.  We had a great time together!

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Irene and Caty


After dinner it was bathtime – Hanna just loves her baths!



One of the presents that Todd and Erin got my parents was a kit to make a stepping stone.  After mixing the cement, it was supposed to sit for about 20 minutes, but after that time it was still too soupy to make footprints.  So later that night we attempted it.

Hanna obviously wasn’t excited about it!!


Riley was okay, even though Todd and Erin attempted the footprint with her earlier and she freaked out – kinda like the above picture of Hanna


Caty was a star student though!


I’ll have to get a picture of the finished product and post it.

Whew!  What a long day it was but a wonderful Christmas!! 


Kim said...

STEPPING STONE! Such a great idea. I laugh because Pres would be like Caty now-so into it. I remember molding his foot and hand at about 2 weeks old. I still have it hanging up in my house. I think the girls were super spoiled for Christmas, which to me is a GREAT Thing. They are only young once!

Kim said...

P.S. LOVE the pics of you and IRene!

Greene Family said...

It looks like you guys had a wonderful Christmas and that the girls all had a blast opening presents! Love the pics!
How great that you got to meet Irene in person after 4 years!
A stepping stone is a great gift for grandparents!

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