On Christmas Eve, every year, we go to Joe's Mother's house...wonderful, yummy, food...lots of presents...and legendary stockings. And Maggie received some play money, which came darn handy that night when we returned home to leave Santa his cookie and eggnog!
Me: Maggie....why are you leaving money for Santa??
Maggie:....oh....I just want him to have a Merry Christmas.
Yeah, right. Magdalen was completely horrid on Christmas Eve and had a freakitin' melt-down when she had to wait to did into her stocking. She was seriously naughty. Naughty. And was most likely a bit nervous, waiting for the big guy...and rightly so. Maggie is naughty AND smart.
But our reindeer food worked:
(and the 20 bucks)
...that's the naughty elf herself, to the right....she had a rather jaded Christmas season, altogether, I suppose....she realized if you should happen to get a "barbie jammin' jeep" (which she did not) you still can't drive yourself around wherever you want to go. And too, Jesus didn't show up for his Birthday party at Sunday School. Baffling.
Her big sister, on the other hand, is a sweet-pea. Mostly. I can't believe how much she's grown!
Here she is twirling in her Christmas skirt I made for her.... I've actually sewn some useful items as of late! (oh yes, it's true!!) Mostly skirts and aprons...the Christmas skirts are made from Alexander Henry's "Sprites of Tillbrook"...you can find the fabric on etsy from Lucky Kaeru Fabric & Supplies.
Maggie really enjoyed the accidental wonderful gift from Fran of Cloth Doll Supply....some fake hair.
She's had no end of fun with the swatch of hair (actually, the hair might be real...i'm not sure...)
And then, if you have a cutie gnome hat from Arfeinel. Well.