Isabel all ready to head out the door to church.
(Thank you Gmpa for the very pretty/special Christmas dress!)
Our celebration started with a Christmas Eve service at our church. We sang favorite Christmas carols, heard an awesome message about the true meaning of Christmas, and enjoyed special music sung by our music director Adam. Later that evening after Isabel was tucked into bed, I went to check on her and she was wide awake and burning up with a fever. After checking her temperature which was at 102, we began to do battle with the yuckie germies!
Christmas morning, we again checked her temperature and it was still high but had gone down. So the remainder of the day was a slow one…
We had a breakfast/brunch of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and toast. Afterward, Isabel and Gino play Dominoes while I cleaned up the breakfast dishes. By this time it is was just after noon and we decided to open gifts. Isabel wasn’t in the mood and had to be encouraged into opening her gifts.
Isabel and I just before we begin opening our gifts.
Isabel opening one of her gifts from Gma and Gmpa.
“The First Christmas” by Carol Heyer
Isabel’s second gift from Gma and Gmpa.
“The Legend of the Three Trees” by Catherine McCafferty
Whenever she would open a book and she received quite a few, she would “read” them and then hand them to me, “Here Momma” and then proceed to the next book or gift. She’s also a very clean/tidy gift opener, she kept a pile of the wrapping paper behind her and would place all the gift wrapping in that pile as she opened each gift!
Isabel has the book, “Doctor Dan: the Bandage Man” by Helen Gaspard and we read it almost every night! She loves it! So we decided to get her a little medical kit for her to play with. Which by the way, you can actually hear your heart through the stethoscope!
Isabel’s 2008 Christmas ornament.
After her nap, she plays Dr. with Lula.
“Listen to her heart” she says.
“Lula needs a shot” she says.