Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas--toddler style!


Today was Mackenna's play group's Christmas party. Basically, that means that we got together to play as usual, but snacked on Christmas cookies and had a gift exchange. I wasn't sure how the exchange would go over because before we left the house Mackenna was insisting that the present she was taking to the party was her present. She had no interest in the whole exchange idea.

Then she saw Teensy open her gift: a metal Dora lunch box. Suddenly, Kenna was willing to trade her wrapped gift from home for something else. Teensy was only too happy to hand the lunch box over to her sister and experience the thrill of opening another present (Kenna had refused to open the one that had been handed to her). Teensy was giddy to receive a Hello Kitty notepad, stamp pad, and rubber stamps.

A Christmas convert! You'd never know that moments before this photo was taken, Mackenna was refusing to participate in the gift exchange. Oh, what magic a Dora lunch box can perform.

13 comments:

Tracy said...

What a fun idea to have them exchange gifts. That's a huge group. I wish I had one that age to have play with all those kids. So glad little Kenna got the gift she wanted.

Christie said...

Looks like a fun time. they all look so cute.

Joni said...

Preston looks pretty happy in that picture:) Maybe he needed a Dora lunchbox too.

Cami said...

Oh, the perfect gift. That's lovely.

amberacottrell said...

Thanks for posting a picture they all look so cute. What a great fun!

Jenni said...

What a cute playgroup party!! I love that they had a gift exchange and that last pic is adorable of Mackenna and her lunch box!!:)

Kellie said...

What total, little kid Christmas FUN!

Deb said...

i need a copy of that picture. that is quite the cute group of kids. :) i'm glad kenna liked her gift!

Jann said...

How fun. I love the picture of all the happy children.

Dawn said...

Oh! mendy i have just read your Marlee post and I have to admit i did giggle!!!! Sorry but i know how you LOVE to titivate your girls hair.
When you have recovered enough to start the day again with a vague smile you have to post a picture of the crime doer. Miss you

Corinne said...

Ah, this was AWESOME. I seriously can' believe you got this picture!! Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!!

Sally said...

Divine Miss M, I would love to lunch with you! Email me the details and we can trade phone numbers and such. Are you bringing your kids? Mine would love to meet yours. Here's my email address: dancingsal@gmail.com
See you later this month!

saramarilee said...

Hi Mendy!
I just noticed you put your blog on the Christmas card you sent (I didn't send any out this year, even though I had them made up!) I have a blog too--saramarilee.blogspot.com
I am much better at keeping touch through blogs than through phone or letters. Your list of books read looks a lot like mine!
-Sara

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