Friday, December 17, 2010
Ha~ Birthday, Jolie! You're finally three!
"Ha~ birthday to you, ha~ burrday to you, ha~berrday to Jolieee!"
Jolie loves to sing "Happy Birthday" - but she loves pronouncing only the first syllable in "Happy" - it cracks us up each time. Kid can talk in full sentences, but she insists on never correcting this. I think she knows it amuses us. That and "polar bear" which she calls "cola bear"...
She, who used to look like a boy when she was a baby, now is recognisably a girl. This is her (in the pram) when she was 6 months old.
But enough reminiscing...
With Jolie's birthday on 17 Dec, Christmas comes early in our home, and the presents all get opened one week ahead. Ah, here's Nadine again sneakily going for the wall switch for the lights. On-off, on-off...oh the tree is brand new, and we let them decorate it with the baubles.
Oh incidentally, we got some Porsche Christmas tree ornaments that look so cool. Just a couple of stylish strokes to indicate speed. They come in a really nice custom-insulated box. Now these ornaments we put on the higher parts of the tree...the lower rungs get the ornaments yanked off quite regularly...
Presents time! We thought we could wait til dinnertime but there is no stopping kids when they see presents. Bright and early, it was time to open the presents. Look at Jolie, barely awake yet, but shaking her gift.
It was a Toy Story 3 bonanza for them. They love the movie. So we got them Woody, Bullseye and Buzz Lightyear dolls which they absolutely loved and hugged all day.
We also got them a lenticular jigsaw puzzle and "whack-a-mole" style adventure mat. It looks like Jolie's found a way to whack all the targets at one go.
The most extravagant gift, however, came from a friend's mom who has personally benefited from using it. Thank you, Susan! This home spa machine will fill your bathtub with ultrasonic bubbles strong enough to give you a good massage and boost your blood circulation for a good while. We put it on a gentle setting for Jolie, and she loved the bubbles! Anyone interested can email me, and I can pass you the contact (they give free trials at their office).
So the kids clearly have a lot to play with. Christmas is early for them.
Here's wishing all of you happy holidays and a glorious festive season ahead!
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