Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's a Jolly Holly Christmas

Here is a better picture from our Santa excursion. Alex ended up getting a better picture of Santa so maybe Lily isn't on the naughty list after all. Although she is giving him a jab with her elbow. Baby self defense course is paying off.
After seeing Santa we had dinner and Lily tried her first candy cane. A few licks later it was thrown. Guess she is her father's daughter once again. Who doesn't like candy canes?
She does love wrapping paper though! The jedi spent a good hour playing light saber with the new wrapping. It is a shame we had to open it to use it. Maybe that should be her gift this year.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
Urban living, you pick up your tree from a lot with your mini. The VW is having a severe winter cold and does not like to run well these days. We took the easy route and did not trek out to the forest to chop down our own tree. Some things are best saved for when the little one can actually remember them.
Our tree. We nick named him butch since we did some damage to the lower branches when getting him in the stand. Yes, I know the "star" (said in a Carrie Ingalls voice) is falling over. Alex had to work some magic on it. We have more than ten ornaments on it, you just can't see them in the picture.
We are ready for Christmas now. Just a few cookies to bake and a visit from Santa down the chimney! It is supposed to snow today and we have seen a few tiny flakes but nothing serious. It will dump in the night making a Monday commute nightmare.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Naughty or Nice?

We went to see Santa this evening since Alex is going out of town for business and the big day is approaching quickly. Lily wanted to get her requests in with enough time for the elves to finish!

Caption: Hey kid, you might just be on the naughty list.

Needless to say she did not entirely enjoy it. She was actually fine sitting on his lap, she just didn't want to smile. The longer we tried to make her smile the worse it got.

We might have to try a Santa re-do in the next couple of weeks.

Playground Play Date

We spent a sunny afternoon last week at the playground with our friends!
The girls tried out the whirly deal. What is this thing called anyway?
Jail time? No it is some musical toy. If you can't tell, it was REALLY cold out!
Sharing the big kid swing.
All this playing requires shoving ritz crackers in your mouth.
No really, she shoves the whole thing in her mouth at once. You know a good thing when you taste it don't you? We had to go home though because we couldn't feel our toes anymore.

Thanksgiving Parade

Sorry for the delay in posting. You know, life happens. We went to the day after Thanksgiving parade here in Seattle with Ann and Kat. The girls were a little bitter at first. We had to get an early start to get a spot, then we had to wait almost an hour for the parade to start and reach us. Once it did arrive they seemed to enjoy it.

Brrrr...it was cold but the sun came out!
The start of the parade.
Lily enjoyed the marching bands. She would cry when they disappeared around the corner.
We have to get the girls started early to be in this part of the parade next year. There is a unicycle troop!
My favorite float, of course!
After the parade we did some shopping downtown and dragged the girls around. They were less than thrilled. We actually did most of our shopping online. I decided to set Lily up for a day of indoor shopping!