Saturday, January 29, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
For Addy's birthday this year, I want to do a circus theme (I realize it is still a ways off but there is nothing wrong with planning ahead!). So I told Mitch he was going to be the designated clown so he better practice up. One evening he took me seriously and him and Addy put on quite a great show!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
My brother brought up his Wii and dance game. I loved this game, it gave Mitch a little hope that we might own a Wii in the future (maybe). The best part was Addy would watch the dancer on the screen and try to follow along. Surprisingly, she was quite good and gave us quite a laugh with her moves!
The girls playing with their Santa toys. For the most part they loved playing together. One day Gracie got a little tired of having Addy follow her around everywhere she went so she told Addy that she needed her own alone time! and went and watched a movie by herself.
It was such a fun and relaxing time with family. I think my mom spent most of her time on the couch by the fire or in the giant bath tub keeping herself warm! One of my favorite memories was watching my sister get about 4 feet of air on the snowmobile when we were trying to take them back! Hilarious, hilarious, hilarious. Then after my dad picked us up from the rental place trying to get back to our cabin was quite interesting with all the snow on the road, but we made it.
Well hopefully we will be able to rent another cabin in a few years because that was a great time!!
Friday, January 7, 2011
It is tradition in my family to sing for Santa and sit on his lap before we can open any presents from under the tree.
This year, I crocheted hats for everyone in my family. It was great fun but I still have to finish Jaquels, I ran out of yarn right at the end of making her hat (of course) and it was christmas eve so I didn't feel like running to the store. Overall, I thought they turned out pretty good.
Mitch really spoiled me this year...I got a really nice Kitchen Aid, lots of cake pans and cake decorating books because I really want to get into that as my next hobby (anyone want to take a class?), and a ipod dock. I got him a new watch, jazz tickets, a game called Redneck Life (very fun) and some new shirts and movies. It was a very good christmas!!
Addy getting ready to open her special present from us...
She was so happy it was just too cute. I wish we would've taken video of her reaction because she let out a little happy gasp and then started playing.
I think we picked good! She loves it and still plays with it and makes me food. Her favorite part is when you put the pots and pans on the stove top, they make boiling and sizzling sounds. My dad was impressed because she even tried to crack the eggs! I think she was watched her own dad make breakfast a time or two!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
We had such a fun Christmas break, which I will share more of later, but these are a couple of videos my brother took on his phone when we were down visiting my parents. I'll let you decide what you think.
We usually play the wiggle/freeze game right after family prayer to help get the wiggles out for bedtime. It cracks me up because every time she "freezes" her mouth has to be open and arms spread wide.
This was one of those moments that you can't help but laugh because it really was quite funny but at the same time not so funny because she did just hit someone for no reason at all. Hmmm.