Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Christmas morning...Todd was the one who stayed up this year. He placed all the presents under the tree and put together a play kitchen. It looked beautiful.
And she didn't act more like herself until she got a decent nap...snuggled up on a giant teddy bear.
Unfortunately, Da had to work on Christmas Eve, so our tradition of spending the whole day together was a bit broken. Luckily, I have two wonderful children to keep me company :). Norrin woke up way too early and was a bundle of excitement. So much so that I wasn't sure I wanted to keep my ears attached to my head by mid-morning. Our day started to fill with activity and things got a little easier. There are two main events- cookie decorating and opening presents from family and friends. Todd missed out on the cookie decorating, but I made sure to take lots of pictures of the action.
Ani Rose liked to decorate (with my help)...
Angry birds underwear.
Todd made the big mistake of playing football the morning of the night before the night before Christmas...or December 23rd, if you prefer. Since we had some time to kill before Da would get back, Norrin had some brilliant ideas.
First, he needed to decorate just a bit more. We're running low on construction paper, so he had to make do with what we had...hence the red, white and blue chains. Well, we'll be ready come 4th of July.
And to make this day truly perfect, we visited our dear friends, the Borrellis before they make the big move to Wyoming. This flopped over, asleep in his car seat picture is the direct result of four hours of playing with Henry. We're going to miss that unruly crew :).
Friday, December 21, 2012
Dressed up and ready for a day of celebration.
Just a snippet of the performance. Ani cried and Norrin sang and danced :).
As they headed back to their classroom, Ani Rose was still crying. Why weren't we taking her home?
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Despite a horrible storm that was followed up with cold weather, Halloween happened right on schedule. The kids had school, their Halloween parade and their Halloween parties. Todd was able to see their parade for the first time and it was as cute as always seeing all the little ones in costume. As you can tell from the video, its still pretty windy and Ani Rose didn't care for her owl hat, but kept it on anyway :). Norrin sang the five little pumpkins song around his scary vampire fangs, which was an impressive feat all on its own. As for trick or treating, we gave it a try in our neighborhood this year and it was a great time. The kids got an obscene amount of candy and Ani didn't want to speak to anyone, but anytime they put candy in her bucket, she would smash it down in there, nice and tight :).
A very cloudy sky for the parade.
Wagon, candy and teddy bear- this girl has the life.