The Saturday before Christmas, Emily and I made some cookies. I used my sister's recipe for Ricotta cookies - YUM! Emily helped by looking adorable, holding the recipe for me on her tray and listening to me ramble on and on about what I was doing.
On Christmas Eve, Emily had OT in the morning. She got to play with some toys and work with her switches. She likes her OT so she was "happy-clicking" away. I worked until 12 and then Mike spent the afternoon running around while I enjoyed some quiet time with my girl.
I didn't get any pictures of the opening of presents because we didn't wrap them. I know I am a terrible parent! We did open two boxes that came in the mail - one from Grandma & Poppy and one from my brother and his family. Emily was pretty fascinated by everything. She got a new book that she really liked and some DVDs (she LOVES Veggie Tales). She also got a new puzzle. She isn't super excited about the puzzle, but it is a good therapy toy. It is a wooden puzzle that has knobs instead of pegs, so she can work on her grasp.
On Christmas day, we celebrated Jesus' birthday with a few cupcakes (I get one for Emily and one for Mike - I don't really like cake all that much).
Emily wasn't sure what to make of the candle (or maybe it was the singing).
Dad helped her to get a taste of the frosting.
I think she liked it!
Yeah, frosting is DEFINITELY a hit!We spent the rest of the day relaxing. We watched a Christmas movie or two. We had some fried chicken for dinner (YUM!) and just had a mellow day. We wished we could have been with our families for Christmas, but that was not possible this year. Next year, we hope to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with family, Lord willing. Hope you had a wonderful holiday celebration.