Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Christmas Morning

Our cousins, Charlotte and Aleah came over on Christmas Eve. In the morning we rushed into the parlor and opened presents.

Holiday Dinner

Later we all got dressed up for dinner. Ella joined us, too and we all felt very elegant. I even wore a dress! heehee!!!

I'll share more about our gifts later on when we get to play with them.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Dec 25 - Merry Christmas!

to all my friends from all of us here in Pleasantview.

Dec 25 - Merry Christmas

Dec 24 - It's Snowing!

Dec 24 - It's Snowing!

We are so excited because it started to snow this evening, just in time for a white Christmas. I ran out in my pajamas to see the snowflakes quietly falling down and to looks for Santa's sleigh.

Dec 23 - Wrapping Presents

Dec 23 - Wrapping Presents

I told everyone to please stay out of the kitchen so I could wrap my presents. No peeking!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dec 22 - Christmas Carols

Dec 22 - Christmas Carols

Holly is busy practicing Carols on the piano so everyone can sing along on Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Dec 21 - The Nativity Scene

Dec 21 - The Nativity Scene

Caroline and Cécé are honored to be asked to set up The Nativity Scene.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dec 20 - Baking Day

Dec 20 - Baking Cookies

Kanani has been busy baking delicious smelling gingerbread men. The puppies are waiting for a taste!

Dec 19 - Snowy Peaks

Dec 19 - Snowy Peaks

Kirsten and Greta finished their chores with the animals and stopped to enjoy the view and the crisp, clean air. The field has been planted with winter wheat and the light snow was appreciated for it's moisture.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dec 18 - Holiday Ball

Dec 18 - Holiday Ball

Elizabeth and Felicity practice their dance one last time before leaving for the holiday ball.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dec 17 - Holiday Ballet

Dec 17 - Holiday Ballet 2

Dec 17 - Holiday Ballet 2

A lovely performance by the Pleasantview Dancers

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dec 15 - Snowball Fight!

Dec 15 - Fun in Snow

Who can resist? heehee!!!

Dec 14 - Classroom Christmas Party

Dec 14 - Classroom Party

A note from Kiki: Miss Samantha actually put this party off until today (Dec 15th) when she heard about the tragedy in Connecticut. I decided to post it today, but keep the date as Dec 14th in honor and memory of what happened, and as a prayer for peace and safety for all children everywhere.

Dec 13 - Decorating the Treehouse

Dec 13 - Decorating the Treehouse

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dec 12 - Christmas Lights

Dec 12 - Lights

Samantha gazes at the colorful lights in the trees. You can see in her eyes that she feels the magic of the holiday season.

Dec 11 - A Christmas Story

Dec 11 - Christmas Story

Eva and Ella get ready to read a favorite book to the little ones. It's called "A Dolls' Christmas" by Tasha Tudor and a wonderful story for any time of year.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dec 10 - Don't Touch!

Dec 10 - Don't Touch!
It's so tempting to want to nibble on the gingerbread wonderland.

Gingerbread Wonderland
But, this is a decoration and we worked hard on it!

Dec 9 - Building With Gingerbread

Dec 9 - Building With Gingerbread

Today Ella got started on a special Christmas project. It's going to be beautiful - and YUMMY!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dec 8 - Santa Claus

Dec 8 - Santa

What a big day for Clara! She got to go and meet Santa.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dec 7 - Getting the Tree

I hope you all are enjoying my visits with the dolls here in Pleasantview, and taking photos of them during this holiday season. Today I bring you back to the modern world! I got to go and help pick out a Christmas tree. The lot was filled with the scent of pines and we had a hard time agreeing on the perfect tree. We arrived home with the best tree just as the sun was about to set:

Dec 7 - Getting a Tree

Many hugs,

Dec 6 - Dress The Dolls

Dec 6 - Dress The Dolls

It's time to dress the dolls for the upcoming holiday parties.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dec 5th - Making Snowflakes

Dec 5th - Making Snowflakes

Miss Samantha asked Kit and Emily to come into the classroom to help the little ones make paper snowflakes to begin decorating.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dec 4 - Making Presents

Dec 4 - Making Presents

Felicity is working on her Christmas present for Elizabeth.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dec 3 - Cleaning Day

Dec 3 - Cleaning Day

Greta and Kirsten are busy cleaning the cabin before they can begin decorating for Christmas.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dec 2 - Waiting For Snow

Dec 2 - Waiting for Snow

Mia was out skate boarding in the warm sunshine when she found Pippi sitting on the ground holding a sled in her lap. Britta had told Pippi that it is December now, so shouldn't there be snow?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dolly Advent Calendar Dec 1

Hello to all my dear friends. I know I have not posted the rest of the photos from our trip and I apologize! As soon as we got back it was Thanksgiving and then one thing after another... PHEW! I have some amazing pics to share and will do that during the next few weeks.

But, now I am starting another photo project that I call my Dolly Advent Calendar. Each day between now and Christmas I will take a photo of what we are doing to prepare for the biggest holiday of the year: Christmas!!!

I hope you will join in the fun by visiting my blog and maybe even take your own photos to share with me. Be sure to let me know if you do.

Soooooo..... Today is December 1st and Caroline was the one to flip the page on the calendar.

It's December 1st!
Caroline: "Look, Britta! It's December 1st. Christmas will be here soon!"

A Special Day
Britta: "I am going to be really good so Santa will bring me lots of presents!"

See you tomorrow!