So we opened our "at home" gifts on Christmas Eve morning, since we have family plans for the day.
 We just told Q that Santa came a day early.
 I sucked up my pride and gave her the all-pink Christmas of her three-year-old dreams.
 The pink camera that her daddy found for her was the hit of the day.

 She played so hard that she crashed an hour early for nap.
 Frankly, I think her brain was a bit fried from all the excitement. 
Last year, she was really still too young to appreciate the holidays, so this was her first big Christmas blowout.

 A Chinese dancing ribbon and fan provided hours of entertainment.
 Two of her favorite things in life: a basketball, and a pink ribbon.
 Playing "mailman" and delivering imaginary Christmas cards around the house.
 New dancing slippers.

 A grand finish to a performance.
 Francis looks on. This was Francis' first Christmas, and I think he was a big dumbfounded.
 Fan dancing with daddy.
Today was our at-home morning. Tomorrow will be the big family gathering. Wishing one and all a warm holiday weekend.


jen laceda said...

happy holidays, Maia!! best wishes to your family!

Yoli said...

Maia this is enchanting, I love her pink phase! She looks like an ethereal fairy. Enjoy this magical time of year!

Justine said...

Merry Christmas Maia! To answer your question: Yes, it's a Moomin! And I'm so happy to see Q putting her presents in our tote bag!! Enjoy your family gathering!

Natalie Thiele said...

Black, white, and pink works!
Oh Goody! I saw a pink camera. Now Q can have her own blog.
Ballet slippers, a pink camera, Chinese ribbons, pink at its best!
Thank you for the joy your blog has brought me.
Merry, merry Christmas!

Mom-Friday said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Kids really have the most fun this holiday season, with all the gifts! :)

susanna said...

Merry Christmas!

Maia is absolutely beautiful and joyful in all your photos. Once again, your daughter is going to have the BEST childhood photo albums. The pink camera IS cool! Way to go, Maia's dad! And it's a Moomin? Is it digital or does it print out a photo immediately?

Have a wonderful time over the holidays!

Evelyne said...

Très joyeux Noël à tous les trois.
Je t'embrasse.

Stacie said...

Merry Christmas to you all! It looks as if Q is embracing the magic of the season! We rec'd the prints. Thank you so much! they are even more stunning than i could have imagined... it is hard to believe they are not original. I can't wait to see you what you will have in the shop in the new year. your work is truly magical! i loved the surprise you included..... zoey is sure that it is her!

liza said...

So fun! I hope today is equally magical!

Merisi said...

What fun! :-)

Merry Christmas, Maia!

kitchu said...

looks as though it was pure magic :) but it seems magic surrounds your beautiful girl every day of the year.

happy christmas to you!

Ty's Parents said...

I love Q's style!

Michele said...

I can't wait to see the images she captures with her new camera.

lightning in a bottle said...

she is made of joy! awesome pics.