okay-so the stupid camera breaks right after xmas and it took me awhile to get the pics off the card (it wouldn't power up). I now have an awesome new camera. One of those times when it truly paid to buy a warranty. Of course-I bought the warranty because I figured if the camera broke it would be because of Josie!
Christmas was so long ago-it's hard to recap. Christmas Eve was at my mom's house with my brothers and their families, grandparents . . . . Josie was spoiled appropriately (as were the rest of us) with gifts and had a blast. We went to the children's mass earlier in the afternoon and I tried to undo a little of the Santa stuff and get Josie to understand the true meaning of Christmas. Didn't succeed too well-she's fairly obsessed with Santa. And that's okay for now . . .
At about 9pm I left for midnite mass in Portland. Josie was a little warm so Mom was going to give her some Tylenol before bed. I returned at 2:30am to Mom looking pretty frazzled and a little girl with (according to the ear thing, which is suspect) 106 deg temp. Poor thing. Gave her more Tylenol and almost took her to the emergency room before I had realized I could call the on-call doc. Josie has never been seriously ill with the exception of one time and her fever responded quickly to Tylenol. And it wasn't that high either. Anyway-while I talked to the nurse-her temp started falling and she finally fell into a good sleep around 4am. I finally got to sleep around 6:30 and we got up when Josie woke up at 9am. I took no pictures on Christmas Day-I was barely functioning to get through the morning round of presents and then dinner at my Grandma's.
Oh-and the whole Sleeping Beauty/Ariel saga? Grandma came through and found a little Ariel barbie for cheap and we put that under the tree too with the Sleeping Beauty doll and a bunch of Cars stuff that was all from Santa. She immediately went to the Ariel doll and wasn't interested in the Sleeping Beauty doll until a few hours later when I showed her how to change Sleeping Beauty's dress from pink to blue and back again. Blue! Pink! Blue! Pink! She loves that part of the movie and will walk around randomly yelling "Blue! Pink!"
A few pics while waiting to see Santa (including one her classic "Pirate" faces!):