Besides the whole smashing her nose on her brand new big girl bed event, Ali most certainly has had a Princesses’ Dream of Christmas.
In fact, I believe that at least 90% of the gifts she received were items for a Princess, which thrilled her little royal heart like nothing else..
Santa Claus delivered her presents wrapped for a Princess,
Which included another set of Princesses…
With the world’s tiniest shoe collection:
(Doesn’t Santa know that things that small are bound to get lost, eaten by the cat, or end up in the toilet?)
But the Princess item she got most excited about was most definitely her Ariel PEZ dispenser from her Aunt Lindsay.
When she opened it, she told me she got more PEZ (her new favorite candy which she had already eaten SIX packs of earlier in the day), and then, upon closer examination, she screamed louder than any proper princess should, “IT’S ARIEL!!!!!!!!”
Who knew that all she really needed was a $2 Princess PEZ dispenser?
She wasn’t the only one easy to please, though. Her cousin Eli’s favorite find was Gramamma’s shoes:
We DID have a few non-Princess Christmas highlights…
Ali was quite excited that she was old enough to have her OWN candle (with a little help) at the Christmas Eve service:
She finally opened all of her presents from Santa, and seemed to approve of him coming to her house a bit more…
but when Gramamma asked her if Santa came to her house, she said thoughtfully,
“No. He tried to come to my house, but he couldn’t. So he gave my presents to the Gingerbread man, and he brought them down the chimney to me.”
Apparently, she holds to the philosophy of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Santa Beliefs.