Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year and Christmas 2009

Wow - it is 2010 and I still haven't posted 2009 Christmas pictures! As you can see I am a little behind. We got to ring in the new year a few hours early as we are in Tampa for my friend Angie's wedding. Hope you all had a great holiday .... here is a recap of our Christmas ...

Finally the four generation picture ... Granny, Nana, Me and the girls

Granny and the girls

Uncle Greg (L's godfather) and L

Christmas Eve pictures (all set for church)

Christmas morning pictures ...

Nana putting stick on earrings on S ...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baking with Four Generations

Today the girls and I went to my mom's house to bake cookies. My Granny is in town from Florida so we had four generations of girls in our family ... (L/S, me, my mom and Granny). It was a lot of fun ... even if the cookies weren't all decorated to my specifications! L did great and lasted quite a while (I thought she might lose interest during the process). Here are some pictures from our fun day ...

The masterpieces (some are from Sat when I decorated with my girlfriends) ..

Some of the ones I made .. D already ate his tree

Granny and my girls ...
Granny helping S cut out cookies
My niece Lily and me (my mom caught her mid-blink)
L is always ready to pose for a picture
I never did get a 4 generation picture - but I did get a three generation one

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Party and Another Picture With Santa

Friday was L's Kindergarten Holiday Party. As you can see from the pictures below, it was also pajama day and the kids got to decorate gingerbread houses. Several parents (including me) came in to help out. It was a good thing because shortly after we started, one kid threw up on the floor (two times) and then another kid threw up because he saw the first kid throw up. It was a little chaotic but once we moved the gingerbread decorating outside, all was good! Good thing it was 70 degrees out that afternoon.

As if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, we went to the train park with our neighbors Friday night. In addition to the train, they had lots of festive Christmas lights, a carousel ride and Santa. We rode the train, the carousel and then had pictures taken with Santa. After going five years with no Santa pictures I now have two with the big guy this year alone! Luckily they only charged $5!

The even had characters in costume

L spent a little time in time out while we waited for the train

When she was actually behaving

S enjoyed a ride on the carousel

On the train

Our family on the train
The Santa picture - S was real excited as you can see!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Big Guy is Real ....

To preface this post I have to admit I am one of those mean moms who never takes my kid to have their picture taken with Santa. I don't have any pictures of either of my girls with the big guy. My excuse is the time and money. We are always so busy during this time of year and I can't stand waiting in line and paying lots of money for one picture. Honestly, since we have Snowball the Elf, L hasn't even asked to get a picture taken with Santa. Last Friday Boys and Girls Club hosted a breakfast with Santa. L was so excited to go to Boys and Girls Club that morning. Each child got to sit on Santa's lap and tell them what they wanted. When I picked her up from Boys and Girls Club that afternoon, they gave each of the parents pictures of their child with Santa. I had to scan the photo in (hence the bad quality) ... but alas we have a picture of one of my kids with the Big Guy (Click on the photo to enlarge it)! L told me "I know he is real now Mom!" Please ignore her fake smile in the picture .. not sure why she was doing it!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I know the real reason most of you read this blog is to see pictures of the girls, so I figured I would fulfill your wish tonight - I am nice like that! Ha Ha! Below are some of the pictures we had taken the other week with the girls. I was totally amazed at how well S did ... she smiled on cue and looked so cute (yes I know I am biased)! BTW - I ordered their aprons from a site on ETSY. She did a fabulous job and they were very reasonably priced. I wanted to get pictures in them before we actually baked in them. We are looking forward to baking some Christmas cookies in them this weekend!

One other note - L scored another GOAL this weekend in soccer. The game was scoreless going into the third quarter and L faked out the goalie and kicked a goal in to start the scoring! She was thrilled - and so was I! So fun so see her do so well! Her team won!!! YEAH!!

This was our Christmas card picture - I love it! I love how happy they are in this picture. Absolutely makes my heart melt!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sneak Peek

You can see a sneak peek of our Christmas photos on the header of the blog ... hope you like them. Our Christmas cards actually have a different picture, but I thought these turned out pretty cute. We are staying super busy getting ready for Christmas. Lots of activities at school, church and with the neighbors.

L had an interesting day at school today. She was stung by a bee! The nurse called me this morning and told me what had happened and that L was being so brave. I spoke to her on the phone for a few minutes and she told me it hurt but she was doing fine! I think it hurt more when she came home tonight and showed her Dad and I!