Monday, December 13, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - The Spirit(s) of Christmas Past


Parents have the most fun giving, and the children enjoy the receiving. As it should be!

So for Mary’s Ruby Tuesday, we travel back in time to Christmas Day, 1996. 

Allegra is four days shy of her eighth birthday, Cameron is aged 6. 
Allegra is pleased with her gifts including American Girl doll Kristin and of course, Barbie. 
Cameron was studiously opening a gift -  who remembers what. Naturally they have Christmas fashions that mirror the greens and reds of the season. Giving and receiving will never get tiring, no matter how large they may get... 

21 comments:

Felisol said...

A very good shot of your daughter totally absorbed unwrapping her gift.
Yes I still love these magic moments, and hope to surprise my girl even this year.
Otherwise I would reckon Kristin for a Scandinavian name, not like Barbie at all.
Never heard of a Kristin doll before.
Our attic is populated with Barbie, Ken, their siblings and all their pink gear.
I just might happen to become a grandma some day!

DrillerAA09 said...

Ahhhh, the sound of tearing paper...the anticipation of what is hidden amongst the wrappings and ribbons. Have a great RT and a wonderful Christmas.

Pagan Sphinx said...

That sweet expression is priceless.

bj said...

I love when you show us older photos of your kids. Nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit more than a big smile on their faces when they shake the gifts, trying sooo hard to guess what is inside.
xo bj

chubskulit said...

It is almost time again, wrapping gifts then unwrapping them.. So much fun for the kids. Cameron was so serious in opening his gift while Allegra got what she wished for already hehehe.

Snowy Rubies

Carletta said...

Allegra looks pleased as punch at her gifts. You take me back Ralph for sure. My daughter who is a little older had a Kristin doll as well. I know it's in the attic. I wonder if she remembers. :)
I didn't know there was a Barbie Teacher doll. That image doesn't seem to fit.
Little Cameron has a lot of patience. Most kids would be ripping that paper as hard as they could.
Hope you and Patti and the family have a wonderful Merry Christmas!

Maria @ LSS said...

The smile and excitement on children's faces when opening their gifts are priceless.

Maria @ LSS

Gizelle said...

our children gives us but the best they can: satisfaction and happiness...

Marie said...

Great post Ralph!

Annie said...

Oh what memories. The American Girl doll reminded me of Krista at that age. She adored (and still does for that matter) her beloved Addy doll. She read all the books, got changes of clothing and we even spring for furniture one year.

Marites said...

this may have been more than a decade old but it still is fun to see the joy of seeing a child unwrap her Christmas gift. happy rT!

LOLA said...

An exquisite post, Ralph!

Happy Holidays!

Lola:)

Patti said...

Wonderful memories, my dear!

Thanks for finding these cute shots of our little ones.

Y. Ikeda said...

She looks so happy and excited!

Dianne said...

that Barbie could have been the spark that made Allegra want to be a teacher :)
she has such a beautiful smile

Kim, USA said...

What a beautiful memory that is. Thanks for sharing!
Red Tuesday

ilanadavita said...

Great expressions on your children's faces!

EG Wow said...

Christmas is so much fun with kids this young!

Paz said...

it IS fun to give and receive! happy rt!

paz

Jijie said...

Happy Ruby Tuesday

bj said...

Just coming back by to say I just got home from riding the Polar Express with grandkids. Sooo fun.

Wanted to say thanks for coming by.