As I'm sure you guessed Christmas '07 was a very fortunate event for the Bear girls. As you can see they left Santa a nice note with milk and cookies and carrots for the reindeer. In fact Ashton's name is also on the note but the photographer didn't position the card correctly to show that.
The wagon (and the hat and gloves) have already gotten some good mileage in the weeks after Christmas. The wagon was from Grandma and Papa Terry. The hat, gloves (and matching sweaters) were from the Chicago cousins. The big Santa gifts were a "my first dollhouse" for Jacqueline and a "Baby Alive" for Ashton. Bob did attempt to negotiate that Ashton could change her sisters diapers if she wanted a baby to wet itself but somehow that didn't stick so now we have yet another butt to change in this house.
While the Tj Berrytales was Jacqueline's gift I think it is Ashton who appreciates the stories more. Jacqueline keeps pushing the button to play the music much to the irritation of her sister who was mid-story. This was Jacqueline's gift from Grandpa Bob but it's ok that Ashton likes it too since Jacqueline is over the moon about Ashton's Black and Decker workbench and power tools. Lots of things are regularly being built and fixed in this house now.
Christmas dinner was also great -- thanks to Judy of course -- we had an excellent ham dinner and wonderful dessert of Yule log. We also managed to get a nice neighborhood walk in with the wagon since the weather was gorgeous. We are truly blessed.