First Christmas   |   December 27, 2013
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The weekend before Christmas was warm and John and I went over to church to clean the bus. Carlie waited in the walker and watched. She was such a patient girl.

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 Christmas shopping on the last weekend before Christmas.
We went all the way over to Bass Pro Shop in Alabama.
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 Carlie needed to stop for a bottle break so we 
tried out the beds on display in Bed Bath and Beyond 
while John shopped.
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Carlie’s first Christmas breakfast was bananas and pancakes.
 John and I had sausage too but she will have to wait 
for a few more teeth to share in that treat.
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 What else do you use when you don’t have a hook?
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 Our tree on Christmas morning.
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Carlie was so tired from staying up the night before she fell asleep
 just after we read the Christmas story and slept for two hours.
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We waited as long as we could for her to wake up
 but were supposed to be at Dad and Mom Bryan’s for 
dinner at 1:00. We finally had to start opening our gifts without her.
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But it didn’t take long for her to wake up. Grandmie McFarland made her a hat with long curls so no one will ask where her hair is anymore. I love this and Carlie just kept turning her head as if she was wondering what she was feeling on her back.

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Carlie didn’t really understand that you had to rip the paper to see the surprise but we had fun showing her and she helped a little.

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Uncle Matt and Aunt Vicki sent her a new Christmas dress and she wore it all day.
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Christmas over at Grandma and Grandpa Bryan’s.

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Carlie got a hold of Janine’s water bottle and after fighting over it with Keith several times she got to play with it a while.

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We gave Carlie blocks for Christmas and John stacked them all up in the kitchen for her and then let her knock them down.
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Merry Christmas!