Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Our Christmas (part 2) & Em's 4th!

This past Sunday was my families' Christmas Eve, and Monday was Christmas Day.
We all got together in Corvallis. And as far as I know, we all loved it!
My neice, Sophie in her first Christmas Dress


How cute are these cousins?

Awe. Look how they are holding hands.


"Noooo, Stop looking at my baby, she's my baby, I don't wanna give you my baby!"

"Ooooh, I scored! She gave it to me!"

"I will EAT this baby, if you let me!"

My Papa, one of many OSU Beaver fans in my family.

Monday (Our "Christmas") was the 29th; Emmalee's Birthday!

4th Birthday Cake


Our pretty four-year-old



Opening Christmas presents


Sophie's new car. I think it's a Cadillac Escalade...
Yeah, she has high standards.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Christmas Day (part 1)


It was a White Christmas for sure!

My neice, Sophie on her first Christmas



One of Emmalee's favorite gifts; Baby Aurora
(from her Aunt Bethany, Uncle Nathan and Cousin Aiden)
It came with a flashing tiara for Emmalee





Sophie is loving on Emmalee's doll

Our Christmas Day (part 2) comes this Monday, as we visit my side of the family in Corvallis.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Zach's Last Sneak Peek




Merry Christmas, Zach!

Interview with My Child

I saw this posted on a friends' blog and thought it would be fun to do with my kiddo.



1. What does mom always say to you?
'I'll never stop loving you'


2. What makes mom happy?
'Not crying'


3. What makes mom sad?
'Crying'


4. How does mom make you laugh?
'Tickling'


5. How old is mom?
'28'


6. How tall is mom?
Touches the top of my head and says, 'That high'


7. What does mom like to do?
'Play with me'


8. What is mom's job?
'Working. Working on the computer.'


9. What is mom's favorite food?
'Salad.'


10. How do you know your mom loves you?
'You never stop loving me.'


Whew! I'm so glad she didn't say anything embarassing! :-) She made me proud.

A Special Visit

We went out to dinner last night at Me Too! which is a very child-friendly restaurant/cafe, and walking distance from our house. Santa came and visited each table and talked with each child. This video is a little longer than necessary (the last 20-30 seconds are slightly useless), but it shows her reaction. At first she grabs Tylor's hands as if Santa is going to take her away, but then gives Santa a high-five and talks just a little.




After Santa made his rounds, the children took turns sitting on his lap.

(sorry for the pathetic quality, I was snapping stills with our cheapo digital camcorder)


We were pretty sure she wouldn't sit on his lap. I blame myself for this. I now feel pretty strongly that parents should not put their babies on Santa's lap until they are old enough that they want to. As an infant or toddler, they don't know the difference between Santa or the boogey-man, it seems to be traumatic enough that they become shy around Santa for years to come. That's my opinion, anyway. I wish I didn't do it when she was a two-year-old, but it sure made for a cute and funny Christmas card that year.

Monday, December 22, 2008