No doubt about it Astoria LOVES her Pops. Anytime he's around she's got close tabs on him. She loves to get up in the chair with him and just sit. Sometimes longer than she's ever sat with me.
Nana made their amazing outfits and Astoria, when asked where Foofa was, knew exactly where she was, on the front of her shirt.
Christmas was a blast this year. Astoria totally understood what it meant to unwrap gifts and of course know that they were hers (or in her terms "MINE"). Next year I have a feeling Santa will be a little bit more understood. The first time visiting Santa this year was horrific. The next time she saw Santa her and Olivia 'talked' to him from afar. The next time her and Olivia went and sat on his lap like he was an old friend (of course this would be the day we were wearing NOTING cute and Christmasy). Most of her Christmas gifts revolved around Elmo. She has quite a bond with 'Melmo' at the moment. She also received a play kitchen, lots of bath paints, music CDs, and a few baby dolls.
Concentrating really hard.
We visited Santa's Village in Richardson and saw lots of pretty lights.
Astoria still isn't really into dolls but Olivia loves all baby dolls. So when Olivia found one of Astoria's Christmas gifts, a doll with a 'packpack', aka backpack, and put it on Astoria needed one to match. Thanks to Aunt Meredith we found a solution.
Elmo microwave from Aunt Meredith.
Olivia's hippos...eveyone's a winner!
Christmas a Granny's is always fun. She donned the name Cindy Loo Hoo for the evening.
The gift that will last for years to come...A KITCHEN!!
A tea set, she knew exactly what to do and even made drinking noises as she drank from the cup.
Even through all of the bickering, hair pulling, biting, hitting, and shouting, in the end they do truly love one another.