Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Presents for Zoey

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to show off Zoey's first Christmas presents!! I participated in the Canine and Kitty Gift exchange hosted by Gator Tales and KJPugs.

I was paired with Elle and her dog Charlie Brown from ElleSees, who has an amazing fashion blog (seriously check it out!). I came home on Monday to a box at my door and Zoey was super excited to see what was inside for her! She was immediately curious about these new toys. Chris and I left her to play with them while we prepared the rest of our dinner when all of a sudden we heard whimpering coming from the living room. We rushed in to see what was wrong, but she was still happily playing with her toys...I'm pretty sure she was crying from sheer excitement.

Like the little lady that she is...her favorite of the three was the ice skating boot..she loves her shoes!
Not sure which one to play with next...

 I love how she holds her toys
In addition, Elle included a recipe for Salt Dough ornaments to make an imprint of Zoey's paw in the dough for her first Christmas.
Salt Dough Recipe (Yields 15 ornaments)
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cup warm water

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. Mix flour and salt. Gradually add water and mix well. Finish mixing and kneading with hands
3. Roll onto floured surface and cut into shapes (press Zoey's paw into the dough)
4. Place on cookie sheet, make hole in top with a toothpick or straw
5. Bake 1 hour or until hard
 I remember making these as a child and I will definitely be making these this weekend, I can't wait!

Thanks Elle and Charlie!!


Mom said...

Zoey looks adorable with her first Christmas presents. Whimpering with excitement-how cute is that? Thanks for the Salt Dough Recipe. I will make these with my students next week.

Jessica said...

SO precious! Glad Zoey was able to have a great first early Christmas! She looks so happy :)

Heather said...

Aw, she is so sweet, and I'm glad she enjoyed her treat! The paw print idea is awesome, too. My mom recently sent us two new ornaments with Molly & Twix's names, which we love!

HiLLjO said...

SO adorable!!! She looks like she just loves those!

CAB said...

Thanks for the comment on my wedding blog! :) I agree, it is a SUPER cute post office. I saw your blogging brides page - if you add my blog Ribbons & Ruffles, the names are Lee & Caroline, July 14, 2012. Thanks again!

k... said...

Awwwww! I'm a sucker for the way my dog holds his toys too. It's ridiculous how many pictures I have.

Elle Sees said...

awww so glad she loved her toys!
charlie's pics are going on tomorrow's post. he lies on his back like a sea otter and holds his! he's been prancing around like he's in a dog show with his new toy. thank you!
Hurry! My Stylemint giveaway for 5 shirts ends today!

Bride-onicles said...

I love her little face, she is so cute how can you stand it?! Every Christmas, I make and package up little homemade doggie treats and give them to all of our friends with dogs signed with love from Jack (our dog). Dogs go wild for them!