Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Darin and I enjoyed watching Ellery "perform" during a Chrismtas sing-a-long at her school. O.K., so she did more pouting than singing, but it was still entertaining all the same. She was more interested in the cookies following the performance, rather than the actual performance. . . .hhmmmm, I wonder where she gets that?????
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
While out doing some shopping, we were fortunate enough to "run into" Santa at a small toy store. This saved us the always fun hassle of standing in a long line while the children grow cranky in anticipation of Santa's arrival. We quickly snapped a picture and Ellery told Santa her Christmas wish--"An Ariel book, please." Have I mentioned how much I love this child???
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This morning we had the distinct pleasure of watching Ellery's first dance recital. We were unsure of how she would perform, considering she was up most of the night before with a bad cough. Despite her lack of sleep and crankiness, the performance was precious! Darin and I watched as our baby girl danced her own dance and watched us, rather than her teacher. Despite her lack of following direction, she did manage to master the art of the curtsy. We are so proud!!!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
We had a fun weekend which included the Christmas parade in downtown Encinitas. It was quite adorable and included homemade floats, decorated bikes and scooters, and even boat floats! Naturally, we forgot to bring the camera, but here are a few pics from our beach park outing today. We did not stay too long, as it was a chilly 62 degrees(wow are we spoiled)!!! Is Ellery trying to lick her brother on the slide???
Friday, December 05, 2008
A month or so back, I wrote about the lack of gentlemen left in the world. Today I was both shocked and relieved to find that I was absolutely wrong!! While on a trip to the post office(always a dreaded trip in December with 2 young children), not one, not two, but three different gentlemen stopped and went out of their way to hold open the door for myself and my children. I was overwhelmed and thrilled to find that my previous sentiments were wrong. Ho, ho, ho and merry cheer to all!!!!!!!