Of course this week was all about Christmas, presents and playing with them. We celebrated Christmas Eve at our friends’ place and Anna was allowed to open their presents for her and one present that she brought from home – a new bathrobe and slippers for her American doll from Babushka and Dedushka. Apparently new clothes make dolls a lot more interesting… for a day or two at least.
Presents from Santa – a “cute puppy from IKEA” Anna asked for and her first real silver necklace – she was thrilled!
Anna also wanted “a blue and green” dress. We looked online together in early December and Anna really liked this one. I had my doubts, but it looks great on her. Clearly, her enthusiasm for posing was waning when I was taking this photo.
We all also got games, games and more games and are slowly trying them out this week. It’s been raining a lot, and I am not feeling great this week with many fevers probably related to my medicine side effects. In other words, it’s a perfect week to take it slowly, play with new toys and gather some energy for the next year ahead.