Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas happenings

So I had planned on this nice long post talking about how fun Christmas was this year. But I haven't yet done it. And since it's now over a week since Christmas, I probably won't get to it. Here are the highlights though:

Christmas Eve at my Mom's. Emma loved her boots that her cousin Shelby picked out for her. As well as her Little People farm. She also got a table and chair set from my mom that is being used daily, and quite often.
 
 

Christmas Morning. Emma was SO excited when she saw her kitchen. In fact, all we hear all day long is "Play kitchen!" As well as Play Train (another gift from us), Play Barn (as in Little People Farm) and the stand-by, Play Dora's House. As you can see, Mackenzie slept through the whole thing. And yes, her stocking says Michael. We didn't get her one because I've decided to make stockings for all of us this year. With my Mom's help, of course. A lot of help. :) Got some good smiles out of Mackenzie Christmas Day. Which is always exciting.
 
 
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Christmas Day at Michael's parents. Emma is quite strong, as you can see her flexing her muscles while carrying her cousin Ben's gift from us. She now says "Emma strong" but it sounds like "Emma strrronnnngggg."
 
 
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Now, on to New Year's!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thank goodness for high school girls

We went to the basketball game Tuesday night. I will be completely honest - my going totally hinged on Maggie being there to chase Emma. Thanks Maggie. And Maggie had help from Trisha, and Erin pitched in too. But Maggie bore the brunt of the work. Chasing Emma all over. Oh, wait, except for the time she let her run on the court at halftime while the cheerleaders were doing their dance. Yep. My face got bright red and hot as I watched my daughter gleefully run all over the court while everyone laughed. :) It was pretty funny, though.


Here's Emma mid-run. She ran back in forth in front of bleachers. Never getting tired.
 

See Trisha down at the end? She and Maggie got smart and each stood at one end to catch her.
 
 
 

Friday, December 14, 2007

At School

Wednesday I took the Emma and Mackenzie to see Michael at school. And while I don't have a picture of them with their Dad, I do have pictures of Mackenzie with some of girls we've gotten to know well.



Maggie
 

Mackenzie
 

Martha
 

Megan and Erin
 
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Monday, December 10, 2007

Tree Time

Before I get to the Christmas tree, I have to share this picture of Emma. We think it's just hilarious how she sleeps with her butt up in the air. Something she's been doing for a long time actually. I have no idea how it's comfortable, but i guess she thinks it is.

 

Wednesday night we went and got our tree. Holy cow, it was cold. It was the fastes tree picking ever. I had Mackenzie all bundled up in her red snow suit that Erin, a student of Michael's, got her. She still didn't like being out there though!
 
 
 
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Friday night we decorated the tree. Emma definitely enjoyed this. She first tried to help Michael with the lights, then she was my assistant, handing me ornaments - faster than I could hang them. Her favortie thing though, is the train. She loves it. Mackenzie just hung out in her bouncy seat watching, perfectly content.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Baby Got Back

Have you seen this yet? They were on Ellen today - Hilarious! If only Michael and I would have thought of this....

First Dance