Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas to All

We had a great Christmas and as per tradition, Santa and the grandparents did not disappoint.

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Christmas night, three very tired kiddos!

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I took Grace to the Nutcracker, it was her first ballet, it was so much fun to take her. I think she really enjoyed it and I loved seeing it again, it had been many years since I had seen it. Hopefully by next year I can take both my girls...maybe the whole family but something tells me JJ and Sage would get bored!

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Favorites for Sage included:
another new bike (go figure)
a yo-yo
lots of new clothes
a helicopter (which my some miracle is not broken yet)

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Favorites for Grace:
a new American Girl doll
darling clothes

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Zoe's favorites:
Her Bitty Twins
The baby stroller
I love her clothes, she tolerates them

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She tells me...this is how mommy's hold their babies!

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The kids got new tumbling mats complete with a beam from my parents, lots of darling clothes and fun toys from JJ's parents and countless toys from others.

We also got lots of new puzzles at my request, we are all on a puzzle kick and I was really tired of doing the same puzzles. This week, JJ is off work which has been so much fun, so far I have loved not having any schedules or anything we have to do...our house looked like a tornado came through it up until yesterday and I was good with that (even then, we only cleaned up because friends were coming over). We have been playing with toys, doing many puzzles and enjoying the break from reality...wishing we had some snow!

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A big Thank You to our families and friends for making our Christmas magical, we love you all!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tis the Season

We are very excited that Christmas is only one week away!

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We have been busy going to Christmas parties, I love seeing all of my cousins, aunts uncles and family, it is so much fun!

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We made a hot cocoa bar, all of the kids loved it and ate every last snowman!

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Visiting Santa...Sage was stressed about what to tell Santa he wanted

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Grace came home one day and told JJ she knew about Santa...We did our best to ignore it and are keeping Santa going as long as we can.

Seeing both Grace and Sage with Santa, they both want to BELIEVE!

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Zoe changes her story with Santa and everyone else she talks to, at this point we are just hoping she is happy with anything.
A little Elf is visiting us this year and the kids are LOVING him. They named him Jake, they run to find him every morning...luckily he has been pretty good at remembering to hide every night. I hope Zoe is not giving him a new list of toys to report back to Santa!

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We made Gingerbread People

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Which mostly amounted to a MESS

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Loving the lights at Zoolights

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It was a love/hate thing for Zoe

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I love this time of year. I am just as excited as the kids for Christmas, if it would just hurry and get here!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Love that girl

We have had some bugs at our house since Thanksgiving...

I have a cold that is kicking my trash, it may or may not have been compounded by the shopping all night Black Friday events.

Zoe and I have not been doing too much this week (I will regret the not shopping for Christmas later)!

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Yesterday, I stopped to get a Chai Latte on the way to baby ballerina and as I was driving to her class she said...mom your getting to have what dad and papa has, I was thinking oh boy, what is that? First I guessed a penis, no...then I guessed a mustache and she said yes (now that's great for the self esteem when your 3 year old tells you that you have a mustache)! Thank goodness she redeemed herself when she said, cause your drinking coffee you have a mustache like dad and papa! Not sure how that all goes together but thank goodness for me she hasn't noticed any unwanted hair.

Love that girl, she is my full time sidekick, luckily she makes me laugh!

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