I finally got our Christmas pictures uploaded! I take WAY too many pictures (although in this case Chris was responsible for about half), but I realize that most of them really make no sense unless you were there, and possibly not even then, so I narrowed it down to just a few. Like I said before, the highlight for Vicki and Lexi was getting the American Girl dolls they've been dreaming about for nearly a year. Vicki got Samantha (dressed here in her bridesmaid dress from Grandma Y., who mysteriously somehow knew that Santa was bringing the dolls!) and Lexi got Molly.
Ellie is hard to get pictures of because she doesn't hold still long enough, so most of our shots of her are of the back of her head. Her favorite thing was the candy in her stocking, but she also loved the abundance of Dora the Explorer paraphernalia she received.
Grandma and Grandpa Y. gave the girls matching nightgowns. Grandma said she couldn't resist because there were three little girls on the front and it says "best friends".
One of the highlights for me (and for all of us, really) was watching the grandparent open the quilts we made for them. It was Vicki's idea, and each girl picked out two fabric prints, and then they each decorated two squares with their handprint or fabric markers. I started putting them together at the end of August so I wouldn't be rushed right before Christmas, and of course I finished them the Sunday before we left for Utah. It was a lot of fun, though, and it was great for the girls to participate. Vicki tied them both herself, while Lexi and Ellie gave lots of suggestions and "help". It was a really fun project and worth every second I spent on them!