Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas

Christmas Eve....
Christmas Eve we ate a good turkey dinner, watched a Christmas DVD, opened Christmas Eve Jammies, read some Christmas stories and played some fun games and drank Christmas slush.





This particular game is called Headbandz..it was pretty dang funny!

Christmas Day
Opened gifts, had Christmas breakfast, played with all the gifts, took a long nap, put together some new bunk beds for Grandpa (the men), made Honey candy and played more games that night.

Alli even got a call from Santa on the radio on Christmas Eve. She loves Santa, but she gets a little scared still of him too. Christmas morning she wasn't sure what to think...I think she thought he was still in the house! She was a little aprehensive at first, but she loosened up after opening a few gifts.

Walking into see what Santa brought!







Alli with her new Barbie Jeep...Kael was really loving it too!


Playing with Dax

Cute braid by Grandma


 Her pony that she's been dying to get and finally Santa brought it!





It was a really fun Christmas and we got tons of great gifts. We feel very blessed to have had such a great year and be able to spend Christmas with family.
Merry Christmas 2010!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa

Josh's work had a little family shin-dig today and even Santa was there! Alli was so brave and sat on his lap! This is the 2nd time this year and both times she didn't even cry. She was almost in tears this time though, but she stayed strong! I was so proud of her. I can't believe Christmas is almost here! Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!



 See what I mean-on the verge of tears at any moment


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Coloring in the Bath

We've been meaning to try these for awhile now, so I finally just bought them. Alli loved them and best part is they clean up really easily...love!




Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jazz Dancer

This is Alli a couple days after the Jazz game. I love the head flip haha! It's funny how quick they catch on to things. She kept saying, you be the bear, I'll be the dancer and Daddy be the Jazz. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I had to do it again...

plus Alli thinks it's pretty dang funny, she wants to watch it again and again!

An Alli Update

Alli has been talking A LOT! Her mouth is pretty much always going especially at home when it's just us. She gets a little shy with people she hasn't seen in awhile or doesn't know, but then she warms up pretty fast. I'm glad to see she's learning lots and lots of new things!
  • She is REALLY into Art and making stuff. She loves to cut, tape, draw and color things, and then do it all over again and again.
  • She loves to sing into make believe microphones. She even dances in front of it like she's on stage.
  • She is a big helper. She always has to be helping me clean, stir, put away the silverware, move the clothes from washer to dryer, sweep, vaccum, anything she can do. 
  • The other night when we were saying prayers she said "please bless my presents."
  • Randomly the other day she said "your the mommy, I'm the kid and Daddy is Josh!"
  • She copies a lot of what we say...this can be bad or good ha ha.
  • She likes to talk to her dolls and stuffed animals. She tucks them into bed, it's the sweetest thing ever!
  • She likes to command. For example she'll say "Say Please, Now Say Thank You, or Say Sorry", or whatever it is. She likes to hear us repeat it back to her.
  • She loves to act like a dog lately? Don't know where that came from but I'm glad in only lasts about a half hour at a time.
  • She sat on Santa's lap this weekend and didn't cry! The last 2 years she burst into tears but not this year. She was very brave, and she's VERY excited for Christmas this year. She always says "Christmas is coming to my house!"
  • Oh and you better belive that I've definitely been taking advantage of  the "you need to be a good girl so that Santa will bring you presents" line this year! Ha Ha, Love it.
  • She is SUCH a good girl. Sometimes she drives us crazy, but 99% of the time we LoVe her like crazy.


Always wanting to help and try things for herself...

Here she is watching a movie on the ceiling at the dentist office. She LOVED this dentist this year! She got her first xrays done and you could see her adult teeth behind her baby teeth, it was kind of cool to see. She is cavity free too, yay! 

Sleeping Beauty. She still falls asleep in the car and still often takes a nap. Gotta love that!

Being Silly. She told me to take a picture of her and this is what she did.

Some of her Artwork. She told me this was her family =)


This is one of several octapus' that she has made. I don't know where she got the idea but she makes them ALL the time. First she draws the lines, then she has me cut them and then she curls the strips herself with a pen. Then tapes the top. Pretty creative for a 3 year old I'd say!

We Love You Little Lady!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Curlformers and Thanksgiving

I heard about these really great hair curlers called Curlformers awhile back and knew I had to try them out! They are SO great! If you have a little girl you definitely need to get these, they make beautiful curls! I got mine at Sally's beauty supply. 

 Before

 After!


So cute right?!



Thanksgiving 2010- Cedar 


The master behind the deliciousness, JoAnne =)


Making Stick Pilgrims..


We had a good Thanksgiving, it was fun to see family. I love this time of year. We have so much to be Thankful for! Some things that I'm especially thankful for is my little family, both our families, our jobs, our home and good health.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Tree is up!


Last Sunday I was in the Christmas decorating mood, so I pulled out all the Christmas stuff. Very rarely do I get the Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving. 
Alli had a blast decorating the tree this year. She kept saying, "A Christmas tree, Yay! Thank you!!!" 
She was going a hundred miles and hour pulling everything out of the boxes.
She is already so excited for Christmas, we are reminded everyday that "Christmas is coming!"




It was kind of disaster area...

So excited for the Christmas tree!


But first I am ready to enjoy my Turkey dinner and be lazy all weekend, and maybe squeeze in a little shopping too. If we can make it down to Cedar that is...after this so called "Blizzard" of the century we are having right now. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!