Sunday, December 30, 2012

It twas the day after Christmas...

...and all over the floor
the toys were everywhere,
But it was not a bore.
We had no where to go,
because of the snow
and stayed in all day
to play, play, play! 
 
 

 
We only stopped for lunch,
but quickly there was not a peep.
For little Lia fell fast asleep!
 
She's not faking..she feel asleep with a little smile :)

 
 
 
 Happy New Year !!!
 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Believe in the Sprit of Christmas:

 
"When it seems that we have lost our way
We find ourselves again on Christmas day

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that's playing
There's no time to waste
There's so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe"
 
Just believe


Merry Christmas to all .....
                                     AND to all a good night !!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas ..... Charlie Brown

This is the 1st time Lia has watched Charlie Brown! She has hidden from this show in the past (for some reason) but this year she climbed on up in Jim's lap and grabbed her blanket and settled in.
She is not used to commercials so every 15 min or so she would say:
"more Charlie Brown"
We think she kinda liked it. I know Daddy did, he got about 30min of snuggle time.
That's like a whole day in toddler time!!!
 




Mommy thought it was super cute too!!
 

 
 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lights, camera , SANTA!!

We had a fun few days, enjoying the festivities that lead up to Christmas.
We went to the Zoo to see the lights!
And went to have breakfast with Santa!
We took along our camera, here is some of what we captured. 
 
First stop the zoo with Grandma to see the lights:
 




 
Next stop breakfast with Santa and Oma and Opa, Kiki, Ryan Emily Cati and Lexi!
 

 
 
Here comes the star of the day!
The BIG MAN himself.
 
And who doesn't love Santa? 
 

 
Even the big kids love him! SEE?

 
 
Can you guess what all of this excitement meant for our little one???
 
If you guessed a sugar/Santa high -you would have been wrong.
 Lia was so tired she took a 2 HR nap.
HO HO HO!  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas, Christmas time is near :


Time for JOY and time for CHEER !!
The finishing touches have been put on the tree, we've been waiting and they came today!

 
These hand made Christmas ornaments from Scarlet Threads meaning, Grace, Love, Family, Faith, Hope and Blessing now adorn our tree!
 
 
The decorating is finished and the wrapping will begin soon. But first we'll enjoy a few days of just enjoying the finished product and having fun with the Christmas season. It is really a joy to see all of this though the eyes of a 2 and 1/2 year old.
The JOY, the WONDER and the EXCITEMENT of it all !
 
 
 
 
Next weekend is a trip to see the big man. SANTA CLAUS!!!
 
 
Enjoy the season
 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's begining to look alot ...

...like Christmas!
The Christmas season is upon us and we kicked off this holiday weekend with a Thanksgiving feast at O'ma and O'pa's house. And ended with more shopping and the theater with lots of fun in between.
Here is a snapshot of the long holiday weekend.

On Thanksgiving morning we stared the day with relaxing and watching the parade. You know the big one that you can't help but love, sit on the couch and watch the whole way through.
 
 
The day after Thanksgiving we decorated the house. Lia really got into the action!

Warning: decorating in progress

 

All is calm all is bright !!
 
 
 The next day was the big game!
WE WON!
12-0 !!
 
 
 
 
We wrapped up the weekend with Lia and Jim shopping and me going to the theater, with my mom, sister, mother-in-law and sister-in-laws to see:
 

 
The best Christmas show ever produced! In the theater or in film this is a family favorite. And I can't think of a better way to get into the holiday spirit!
 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Let the shopping begin!!

Our Christmas shopping has begun! We are almost finished!! This week there was a lot of running around( Lia is feeling better) and running around means eating out. We try to get out no more than once a week. This week we went to a small diner in town.
Needless to say Lia didn't eat much, there were so many distractions!


 
There was a man in the moon and a rocket ship on one side
 

 
Elvis and disco balls on the other!
 

Add Daddy and a "cell" phone.....
 

  
And needless to say there was not too much ba-skeggti eating getting done.
 
 
 
Thanksgiving is upon us and we have so much to be thankful for. This little girl continues to make our days and nights and we are so very thankful for this ray of sunshine God has brought into our lives! We are so thankful for each other and for our wonderful family and friends.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping !!!
 
Love
Ally and Jim
 
 
 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Comfy kid

What do you do when you are a little under the weather? Sleep Sleep and more Sleep, right?
This week Lia has been the best little sleeper. She has also enjoyed some "resting" in bed and TV watching. She especially likes to rest and watch TV in Mommy and Daddy's big bed.

 
We grab our big blanket
 
 
Prop up on big pillows with our 2 best friends: Red Bird and Baby Chick
 
 
And laugh at our favorite TV shows
 
 
And cuddle in for the duration. That's about all we had going on this week. Fighting a bad cold, the 2nd of the season and its not even that cold out yet!
 
 
Hope everyone is well and having a great weekend ! And a Happy Sunday
 

 
 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

For the love of Kit Kats!!

It was trick or treat on Wednesday and lets just say Lia really got into the spirit!
She was all in, telling everyone she saw HAPPY HALLOWEEN and she said it with such joy and enthusiasm. Here is how the evening began: 


Lets get this party started!!  

 Hat on   

AND away we go!!
 
 
Well hello there Kit Kat...I love you so much. 
 
So much so that I had to sit my bucket on the ground and
hold up the trick or treaters behind me just to have a look at you!
Back in the bucket, see you soon.
 
 
On the way home so I can eat some of this yummy candy! 
 
 
Home sweet home - Oh Kit Kat where are you?
 
 
There you are, we meet again.
 
 
YUM YUM YUM
 
It was a Happy Halloween for everyone!!