Christmas Wardrobe

I’ve come to realize that Riley has more Christmas outfits than I do…thanks to Sugar’s Paw House!  Here are her three Christmas outfits:
Riley in her Santa Bandana that has her name embroidered on it.  Her bandana is from
This is her Christmas candy bandana from Sugar’s Paw House.

And this is her snowflake and candy cane bandana from Sugar’s Paw House!
So as you can see, we DID get a Christmas tree finally and we DO have presents wrapped and under the tree (never mind that it took until 2 or 3 days before Christmas to get them under there and we’ve only had our sad looking tree since last Wednesday!).

Riley’s Christmas Loot!

Santa must have thought Riley was a really good girl this year because she got lots of presents!  Here are some of our Christmas pictures:

I’ve been changing this sign every day for over a month!
 Riley’s loot.
Here’s Riley enjoying her stocking.

This was right before both of the dogs wanted to play keep away with Chloe’s new stuffed (now de-stuffed) toy.
Riley investigating my presents.

Chloe enjoying a Nylabone.

The aftermath.

Here Riley’s saying “Thank You, Santa!!”
We hope you all are having a very Merry Christmas and can’t wait to see what all Santa brought you!

Prepping for Tomorrow–CHRISTMAS!!

We are so excited about it being Christmas Eve!!  Almost Christmas morning!  Today was filled with human stuff, but the dogs did get some treats.  First I (Elyse) went with Riley’s Grandma and Grandpa to pick up some yeast rolls from a local bakery (the rolls were delicious, by the way), then we went to lunch at a local pizza place, then we went to a Christmas Eve service that our church put on.  They even gave away an iPad–none of us won it though.  Then we rushed to the store and then we went over to Aunt Baddy and Uncle Jimmy’s house for Christmas Eve dinner and some presents.  Our dogs got some treats from Aunt Baddy and Uncle Jimmy but I failed to get pictures of those once we got home.

Here are some pictures:

 Saaaweet–I scored an iTunes card!!
Riley’s Aunt Baddy and Uncle Jimmy.
Me (Elyse), and Riley’s Grandpa and Aunt Baddy. 
Daisy and Highway (not pictured) had these Merrick bones to chew on and were occupied throughout the present opening.
Then it was back home to put together some casseroles for everyone at our house tomorrow morning.  Baddy and Jimmy are coming over at 7:30 AM so we can do presents here (I just get so excited…that I can’t sleep…and wake up really early…I may be waking up Riley tomorrow morning…) and while we’re opening presents we’ll cook our casseroles.  My mom made a French Toast Casserole and I made my famous Hash Brown Casserole.  Here are some pics:
It’ll basically clog your arteries right up…hash browns, cheese, onions, bacon, and ham topped with more cheese…but hey, I’m not taking my nutrition class until next semester!

Riley got to enjoy a little cheese too.
And here’s the baby waiting under the tree for the perfect present!
Well, I’m off to wrap Riley’s presents.  I didn’t dare put them under the tree for her to find before tomorrow morning!