Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Video 2009

this is a little long... 20 minutes but just a snippet of a wonderful day :)

Merry Christmas!!

Here are some pics... I have some video to come soon...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dancin' Good times...

Hey everyone! man did this month fly by, it always does. We have been having such a good time with our friends and our preparations! Fiona's Dance Studio has a little party/performance for Christmas here is the video of our performance...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday's post on Wednesday

He he, a little late on the Tuesday post, but here goes...

Yesterday was a super busy but really fun day. Got up sent Mike off to work, and off to the gym for me. I love that hour to myself and Fiona loves the oportunity to play with "the kids" as she calls them. Then off to a MOMS club meeting, small group but was nice to catch up.

Then we decided to walk on over to the Playhouse to visit Santa there. I am glad I am so in tuned with my "Mother's intuition." Fiona who is often quite boisterous and social, has her moments where she really takes a long time to warm up to new situations. I had a feeling this may be the case with a visit to Santa. So I thought since the Playhouse has a great Santa and a great set up with very few people there and no rush or need to get a picture it would allow Fiona to get to know Santa without any pressure for a picture. Boy was I glad - she spent most of the time clinging to my legs (not my usual Fiona). By the end she was definitely warming up to him - Candy canes, cookies and Santa reading a story to the kids definitely helped (you won't get that from the mall Santa and all for free). And I think we might be in todays (Wednesday's paper). We'll be back next week to say hi and see if we can get a picture or two (or 200 you guys know how I am...).

Then home for nap and playtime at home. Boy does Fiona get excited for Daddy to come home! Her new thing is she loves everyone to trace her hands and feet so here are a few pics from the night of Mike being the doting Daddy and tracing her feet on her magnaboard.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Grinch and snowman pizzas

It felt like a long day today, but really it wasn't long at all. But I am tired so this will be short.

So we started today off with some new hair clips in Fiona's Advent calendar (will have to post a pic of it soon) which she loved - well loved them later that morning, always takes Fiona a few to decide if she likes it or not:)

Then camping out at the computer to make sure I got our Free Day tickets to visit the Huntington Library next month - Amanda and Colin, you guys will love this place when you come to visit!!

Then off to deliver the dinner swap meals for this month since we didn't make it there yesterday. Very fun to see everyone, kinda felt like I was Santa - who doesn't love getting a heat and serve meal to use during this crazy holiday season?!?! We are coming up on a year of doing this - and it all started with a soup swap that was going to be one time. Now I so look forward to it and it really has made my life so much simpler to know that 3 nights a month I don't have to think about dinner.

Then we had dance class which is always a favorite!! got to sing and dance and just have a great time. We switched to a new studio this past fall and I am just amazed at the difference between the two and Fiona has just flourished here, and the instructors are really amazing with the kids. I am looking forward to many years here for her.

So tonight we decided to make snowman pizzas and watch the Grinch (we DVRed it - serioulsy what did we do before DVRs???) A great night to be sure!!

Snowman Pizzas - baby, mommy and daddy snowmen

"The Girls" Curled up on the couch - Mommy Fiona and Bridget