Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We've Been Good Santa ...


Christmas Eve, the most exciting night of the year for kids. After waiting all year long and hearing at least 100 times that Santa is watching you so you had better be good ... he was finally coming!



The cookies were ready for Santa, the note had been written and the magic key was on the front door. All that was left to do was read Twas the Night Before Christmas.



We've been good Santa ...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Making Cookies for Santa


Dylan loves to help out in the kitchen. Especially when it means making cookies or some kind of sweet treat that he will be able to eat. This year we made cookies to give as gifts to people so it was an all day ordeal in the kitchen.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gingerbread Babies Play

Dylan's kindergarten class performed The Gingerbread Babies play this year for all the parents and grandparents. Dylan had the lead role as Mattie, the boy who saved the gingerbread babies from being eaten. He was so proud of himself as were all of his family.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

A Mother's Promise


After a long exhausting day of moving, what better to do than go get a Christmas Tree? Who cares that there are boxes everywhere and beds aren't put together? After all, when you make a promise to your child you had better keep it!



Dylan has been asking for a Christmas Tree for weeks and I promised him that as soon as we moved we would get a tree and put up the Christmas decorations before we even unpacked any boxes. Well, I kept my promise and the smile on Dylan's face was worth the feeling of sheer exhaustion that my body was feeling as we decorated the tree at 10pm!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's Time to Move Again!


Yes, it's been less than a year since we moved last, but it's time to pack up and move again. I knew that our last move would only be temporary, so it's a great feeling to be moving this time. Going back to Newport Beach where we started our lives together almost 6 years ago is well ... like going home!



Dylan enjoyed helping to pack up his room and pack his special magnets from the fridge. But I secretly know his favorite part was when we took his bed apart and he got to sleep with mommy for 2 nights.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas at Disneyland



OK, living in Orange County it just isn't Christmas without a trip to Disneyland to see the fireworks and snow fall on Main Street... at least in our family it's not. Trust me if we weren't in the holiday spirit before, we are now ... Walt has a special way of making that Christmas Magic touch us all.


So we all got bundled up in our hats, jackets and gloves and headed to Disneyland. I picked Dylan up from school early so he was really excited. We did all the usual rides with Aunt Stephie and also the new Nemo ride... Dylan really likes it. We visited Santa's Reindeer Round-Up too!

Grandma and Grandpa came later for dinner and the snow. The park was beautiful as usual, but unfortunately a certain little boy was too tired to stay awake for the snow.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Simple Things in Life...


Ah, to be a child and find the joy in the simple things. Dylan spent over an hour building his "invention". He took all of his bouncy balls, some animals, a train, some cars, string and all sorts of other things to build this creation. It's amazing what can be created when you just use your imagination!