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Opening Presents is the Best!

'Tis the Season... My mom came into town this week to help Alyssa celebrate Hanukkah. I really don't know what Alyssa liked better, the candles or the presents.

When she turned two last month, that was the first time she really tried to open presents.  I think she figured it out because when her Hanukkah presents were put in front of her, she gave it her all!!

This Kitchen is a HUGE pain to put together!!  I did it myself, and I will warn you, do NOT try to follow the actual directions that came with it.  It will take you twice as long.  Just look at the pictures and use common sense, and you'll put it together very quickly.

She is loving putting things in the oven and microwave and pantry as well as in her shopping cart and shopping around the house... I showed her how to play pretend with the food pieces and she's got the hang of it, except she keeps trying to bite the hotdog!

So darn cute...

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Comment balloon 15 commentsDonna Harris • December 17 2009 01:30PM


She's very cute.

Posted by Cari Franklin (Windermere Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Donna... LOL, that box is bigger than she is!  It looks like she's was enjoying the unwrapping experience!  HAPPY HANUKKAH!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

So cute! Opening presents always seem to be the most fun part.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 10 years ago

Donna ---- Alyssa is adorable -- I loooooove to watch little ones open presents and just see the look of excitement.

                          Happy Holidays

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Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) about 10 years ago

Donna - Looks like she's all set up for business.... Hope you have had a happy hannukah...

Presents are the best indeed.... lol

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) about 10 years ago

Your daughter is SO CUTE!  Looks like she is loving the gift Donna.  :) 

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 10 years ago

Wish I could experience the magic that we had when we were children.  She is just beautiful.

Posted by Diane Williams about 10 years ago

Alyssa is adorable!  Love her hair.  I bet she's cooking up some yummy food.

Posted by Irene Tron about 10 years ago

Donna, how sweet! My grandson is 2, and I think we will have lots of fun watching him open gifts this time around! Kids and holidays just go hand in hand, don't they.

She is beautiful!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 10 years ago

I'm alot older than your darling girl, and I STILL love opening presents! LOL Very cute!


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) about 10 years ago

Cari, THank you!

Steve, Yes, way bigger than her, and she had a blast!

Loreena, Yep!

Liz, THanks!

Robert, She is shopping and cooking all the time!

Jared, Thanks!

Diane, Thank you!

Irene, She is!

Andrea, Yes, they do!

Debi, There's a kid in all of us!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 10 years ago

Kids LOVE those little kitchen playsets. My kids would spend hours making food and taking orders.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 10 years ago

Hi Donna, Well this is so cute and memorable. Imagine when she grows up and gets to see these. Children are great pretenders. And thank God for that , imagine if they wanted to play with the real things, :-). Flour all over the floor, food everywhere and the stove set at 900 degrees, so the imaginary cake bakes faster,lol. More is always better for kids. True for adults as well under most circmstances, :)

Happy Hannuka and All my Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday to you and whole family.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 10 years ago

Looks like Alyssa got some great presents!  I bought a shopping cart with plastic food for my kids, they seem to love to pretend that they are cooking, shopping or doing anything they see us do.  Can't wait until Christmas, I bet I'm more excited than they are to watch them open up their gifts!



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) about 10 years ago

It gets better every year as they understand more and more. The gifts also get harder and harder to dis-attach from the packaging- so beware.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 10 years ago