After returning home from Colorado Lexie & I just had to have another Christmas at home. I couldn't bring all her gifts on the plane as well as some of the ones her Aunts, Uncles & Grandma got her where just too big. That would be this doll house mansion (thanks to Angie & Ebay) which is exactly what Mackenzie has and Lexie plays with constantly when we are there. I spent several hours setting up the dollhouse,
getting everything else wrapped and her new pony ready to go (no I didn't get a real one but she can "ride" this princess pony!)
And putting together her very own table for two. Then setting the living room up to look like a toy land. I still remember my favorite Christmas in Germany when Lynn & I got dollhouses & baby cribs and everything was set up with bows on them. It was magically and I wanted Lexie to have a little magic too.
I have to say it was worth the time and effort. She was really surprised and clearly not sure where to look first.
Once she got off her Princess horse that of course she called Jakie (like the horse she rode this summer at Aunt Yin-Yin's barn) she spent lots of time with her doll house. She wanted to know where Mackenzie was and I'm still not sure I've convinced her that this is hers and not Mackenzie's.
Then she had to go get her crown so she could ride Princess Jakie again and sweetly blew me kisses of thanks.
Next she opened the rest of the wrapped presents and I knew this would be a hit. A doll with a stroller, highchair & crib. She couldn't wait for me to get her out
While I did that she went to get dressed for our first tea party. Ta Da!!!She had to wear to her Cinderella princess gown complete with the charm bracelet her cousins gave her and her ever present crown. You gotta love a 3 year old!
Now this is bliss and my favorite picture! Could she be any sweeter or look any happier?
She was so surprised that we could have real food at her tea party.
Then she decided to fix things her way.
After her nap I had one more surprise for her....a new kitchen set. Her old one was so small that she literally had to bend over to cook. So after hours of putting it together here it is - too cute! It has a kitchen on one side and the BBQ on the back. It even has "flames" & makes sizzling sounds.
Oh the fine meals she has already cooked on it.
And she's given me flowers almost everyday. I'm a lucky mommy!
So from Princess Lexie Lou & Mommy we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night - until next Christmas!