Saturday, January 7, 2012

Emma's Editorials: Home Again

We had a wonderful time at Mimi's house, but all good things must come to an end. ;)  The Tuesday morning after Christmas, Mama piled us into the car with several other dolls and stuffed animals, and we drove back home.

We got back and dropped our stuff off in our room.  Then we went to find Tess and Hailey.  Grandmama had found a few little gifts for them that we wanted to give to them right away.

We found the girls in their room, putting Christmas decorations away.

Tess was carefully re-packaging the glass Nativity Scene.

Hailey was taking down the Christmas wreath.

They had a box that already had their stockings and the Christmas books in it.

We all climbed up and said hello.  Hailey and Tess were really happy to see us.  We all compared notes about our separate Christmases.  It sounded like Tess and Hailey had enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, especially since their cousins got to come stay with them over the holidays. :)

After a while, we passed out Grandmama's presents.  Hailey went first.  She was so excited to see the adorable Hello Kitty gumball machine that Grandmama had found!

I think it's going to look just perfect on her Hello Kitty shelf!

It even came with extra gumballs. :)

Tess opened her gift next.  It was a set of adorable little clay figurines, just perfect for her collection.

Tess couldn't wait to put them in her curio cabinet with the rest of her figurines.

Hailey also got a really cute little Hello Kitty drawing set.

It came with a heart-shaped notepad...

...two red Hello Kitty markers...

...and two Hello Kitty stickers.

We stayed and visited for a little bit longer after the gifts were opened.  But then Mama came back into the room and said that we all needed to get our Christmas decorations down so that she could put them away.  We said goodbye to Tess and Hailey and headed over to our room to work on our decorations.

Later that week, Mama had a big surprise for us.  She'd found a really cute white bookshelf for us at the thrift store and decided that to use it, she'd have to switch our rooms around.  So now, our room is on the long dresser where Tess and Hailey's used to be, and Tess and Hailey have our old room!  

It took a lot of work to get everything rearranged...almost a whole day!  But once everything was done, it was well worth it! :)

Here's what our room looks like now: 

And here's a closer look at each side:

The white shelf on the left side of the picture is the one Mama found at the thrift store.

And here's the other side of the room:

I think that my favorite parts of our new room would have to be the art shelf and my special shelf on the new thrift store bookshelf.  (Okay, that's a lot of shelves in that sentence!) ;)

The art shelf has all of our special art supplies, from blank notebooks, to pencils, erasers and paints.  I really enjoy sketching and haven't done much of it.  I hope having all of our supplies out in the open will encourage me to do more with my drawing.

This is my shelf on the new bookshelf (which, interestingly enough, only has books on the top!). ;)  I have my new Christmas Belle doll, a few Beauty and the Beast Squinkies, my mini Pascal, some stuff made in India, and a little portrait of myself on there.  Oh, and also my new Disney Princess tin purse I got for Christmas. :) 

Here's a sneak peek of Tess and Hailey's new room, too:

I think it turned out really cute. :)  

I know I didn't share too many pictures, but Mama has a post on her blog with more pictures if you're interested.  You can see it HERE. :)

Talk to you guys later...I'm off to do some sketching! :)


The Crazy Doll Lady!! said...

Have fun sketching .. we love to do that here too .. your new rooms look really kewl .. you are so lucky to have your own room like that big enough to show off your stuff. Some of us need bigger rooms too. LOL!!


Claire said...

Wow...your relocated rooms are adorable! :) I sort of wish Claire would relocate our room, because our room is currently in a spot that isn't anywhere near a window. :{

And I love all your little toys and Squinkies, too - Claire would start collecting things for us, but she says that searching for cheaply priced toys online would probably put a dent in her budget. ;) She has been searching for Winnie the Pooh toys for me, though...that might be a good sign! :)

Happy New Year! :)


beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, girls. :) We're all really happy with our new rooms.

Oh, Winnie the Pooh toys sound fun! :) I hope you get some, Mia! :)


The Greens and The Roses said...

Your new rooms look great! Cool gifts, too!

Welcome home, by the way. All our family is finally home, too.


beast'sbelle said...

Thanks Summer. :) I'm glad you're all home safe again! Congrats on adding two new sisters, too! :)