Friday, December 24, 2010

The Christmas Dress

Remember this picture from last year. Well, one of the beauties of having a child that grows so slowly is that clothes fit for quite awhile. So this christmas dress lasted two years so of course we had to take a couple more pictures.

Last Year
You may think that I took this picture while she was moving, but no this was how she posed when I said "say cheese".

Rarely do I get such a normal cute picture of my child and I just love it! Although I love all her faces, this is my favorite!

After I took a couple pictures of Addy, she wanted to take some of me. So I sat in front of the tree and said cheese when she told me to while she pretended to take pictures. Well Mitch came into the room and saw so he took a picture of the two of us. Not the greatest picture but that is okay, I still like it!

Every girl needs a pair of red high heals!

Thanks Chels! I might return them someday.

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Little Chef

Notice what she is rolling out?

Frosted Flakes!
The other night while I was getting dinner ready, Addy pulled all this stuff out of the drawer got a bowl of frosted flakes and started smashing them with the rolling pin. I looked down and was completely surprised at what she was doing (apparently I was really focused on dinner!). It made me laugh because she had such great technique with using the rolling pin and was really good to make sure all the cereal stayed on the cutting board. I just left her and she smashed that cereal to little bits and then carried the cutting board over to the table and put it down and told me "Hot, Mom, Hot" just like when I tell her when I'm cooking! It was so funny that I wasn't even mad when it accidently tipped over and made a really big mess all over the floor!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tis The Season

We have sure been busy in our house as I'm sure you all have this time of year. We've had lots of Christmas parties with friends and family, one of which we hosted at our house. It wasn't too extravagant; just a few neighbors, goodies, games and a white elephant exchange. Addy was so excited because she had dressed herself so we left her in this sweet outfit all night. She is really into changing her clothes multiple times a day!

One of the games we played, you had to roll the dice and then if you got a six you had to put on gloves and a scarf and then with two spoons try to open a small candy bar. It was quite humorous to say the least.

It was a fun night and thanks to everyone who came a brought such great gifts! I can't wait for next year :)

We've also spent lots of time outside shoveling snow! I should say Mitch has spent most of the time out in the cold, I've only gone out a couple of times to help. One day we got the whole family out helping and Addy loved playing in the snow. She would pick up a handful of snow off the ground and then put it on my shovel, it was such a great help!
Last Monday night, we put together a gingerbread village for FHE. Mitch and I frosted the pieces together and then Addy helped us decorate it. I love looking at it and seeing all her little clusters of candy of globs of frosting. It makes me happy :)

We've also been busy making christmas goodies and treats for our lovely neighbors and friends. We finished them all up on Sunday but didn't get them all passed out because it got kinda late. But just look at that plate of deliciousness! I love this family tradition even though it takes several days to make all the stuff and Addy sneaks little bits and makes a HUGE mess with the chocolate, it is still great to be altogether in the kitchen.

I also made these little rice heat packs for my YW. I thought they turned out pretty cute.

Amazingly, I still have more things to post but I think this is sufficient for now. Till next time.