Friday, January 29, 2010
It’s starting to look like February at our house. This year I decided to decorate a Valentine tree. I had some fun decorations from my girls Christmas tree that I used, and then I added a few sparkly hearts. I think it turned out cute! I know a lot of people who think that Valentines day is a stupid holiday. (My husband is one of them.) I love Valentines day, and it’s even more fun with kids. Lexi loves it the most, she full out expects a fancy dinner and flowers. Last year, Shawn bought me roses and her carnations. This did not fly well with her, she expected the roses. She is already high maintenance. I pity the fool who marries her. Little Oakley loves the candy. I swear I go through pounds of it by the end of the month. Every time I turn around she is sneaking it. Good thing she likes to brush her teeth!
Even Crew likes chocolate kisses!
Crew is starting to move, slowly, but still too quick for me. He gets around by rolling. The other day I couldn’t find him and he had rolled down the hall. He is starting to scoot forward a little, mostly he just carpet burns his face.
Oakley is loving her dress ups! She went to her first princess birthday party last weekend. She was so excited to dress up and be a beautiful princess. Sleeping Beauty came to the party and Oakley gave her hugs and danced with her. I didn’t even know she knew who Sleeping Beauty was. Apparently, I was wrong! She couldn’t get enough of her!
Lexi is getting so old. She loves drawing and coloring and playing with friends. Every notebook in the house has her marks on it. I have to hide my notebooks, and every time Lexi sees a new notebook her eyes light up with excitement. I have never seen a child so easily pleased! She also loves having her picture taken!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Christmas morning at our house was fun as usual. Having little ones that understand what is going on makes having Santa come more exciting. Lexi had tracked Santa Christmas Eve on the internet. When Santa made it to Arizona she came in hysterical, yelling, “I need to go to bed, Santa will be here in 10 minutes!” Lexi was up at 4:00 a.m., but couldn’t get Oakley up so she went back to bed. Grandma Munro and Grandma and Grandpa Mangone came at 7:00 a.m. and woke everyone up for the morning surprises. Both the girls loved everything Santa brought them and couldn’t have been more happy! Even baby Crew loved his gifts.
We spent Christmas afternoon at Grandma Mangone’s eating, and opening more and more presents.
The four GRAND girls in their new pajamas!
The last Christmas party of the year at Grandma and Grandpa Jones’. What!? More presents!
It’s all over and we can’t wait for a nap!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Our yearly Christmas Eve Nativity. The kids have it all down now! They even know the roles they play. Lexi and Eli are always Mary and Joseph and Luke the wise man. The younger ones don’t care yet, but love to dress up. This year Crew was the perfect baby Jesus, Oakley the singing angel, Hallie the beautiful shepherd, Cole the donkey, and Mia the sheep! Of course it was chaos as usual with the kids crying and the parents yelling hold still while we get a picture! Still, we have to do it, it’s TRADITION!