taz + belly: Peas in Heavenly Peace

Peas in Heavenly Peace

28 December 2008

I was up at 6 o'clock on Christmas morning pacing the floors. Ella slept late. Finally at 7, I asked Josh if we could wake her up. Santa had come, stockings had been stuffed, all the lights were on, the cookies were just crumbs, the coffee was brewing and pigs in a blanket were cooling on the stove. When I woke her up I told her that Santa had come and we were wondering where she was. She said, "Mom, I was sleeping in my bed." I asked her if she wanted to go back to sleep or if she was ready for her presents. What do you think she said?

When she saw her presents she said, "Is that my kitchen?" We said yes. "Santa bringed it?" Again, yes. Then she squealed. She wanted to play with every single present as she opened them, so it took a little while. Thankfully Josh & I had opened gifts the night before so that Ella would remain in the spotlight on Christmas morning. She had such a great time looking at each and every thing.

In addition to her pink{ish} kitchen, she got a princess castle. She has really played more with it than anything. It makes music and the princess can sing and dance. She also got the horse-drawn carriage that goes with it. She got TONS of kitchen stuff - an apron and chef's hat, pots and pans, utensils, potholders and food. She got several outfits, some art supplies and a stocking full of fun things.

How cute is this Chef Ella? When she was going through the food that morning she kept asking what everything was. She got to a can of peas and turned to Josh, "What's this?" He told her and she said, "Oh. Like 'peas in heavenly peace'?" How stinking adorable is that?

I know this is turning into "All the cute things my kid said today", but she was really full of funny one-liners and quotable quotes that day. At the end, she was holding a tube of Reese's Cups with a Santa topper. She said, "Santa bringed all this?" We affirmed and she looked at that Santa topper, held him close to her face and said, "Santa, you are a big gul. Thank you and Merry Christmas!"

That's right ladies and gentlemen, Thank you and Merry Christmas!


  1. After getting a look at Ella's loot, Riley is about to drive me crazy to "go to Ella's house and play." I feel a play date in the future:)

  2. I loved reading all the Christmas posts and it looks like a very Merry Christmas was had by all! Happy New Year! We really do need to get together sometime in 2009, think we can manage it??

  3. It looks like Ella had a great Christmas. I love her kitchen. I know she is having a ball with her new things.

    I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year.


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