Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year...

From our family (extended) to yours.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Dance dance baby...

Scarlett has started an afternoon tradition of "putting on a show".  She dances and dances until she is tired, she introduces herself before each song and curtsies at the finish.  I love watching her proudly dance on her "stage".  We laugh and laugh at her silly twists and turns and sometimes Dominic joins in the dance move fun.

Age three is really turning out to be a fun (yet sometimes challenging) age.  For all of the silliness this girl brings into our life she brings an equal amount of flair for "the drama".  In these moments I get a flash into her teenage years and know that we are not going to get along.  So I will continue to soak up the silly days and store them, keeping them in the "you might need these memories" drawer and pull them out on the day that she turns thirteen and looks at me and says "don't talk to me mom" in the way only a teenage girl can do. 

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas explosion...


Christmas finally exploded at our house.  We have been a little slower this year getting our decorations from the garage and up the 20 some stairs to our condo.  We took the progressive decoration route, starting with one little nutcracker, adding a tree a week later, and another week before finally biting off the decoration frenzy in one final afternoon of ribbon, bow and ornament madness.  But now our house looks festive and I am finally ready to let the family traditions begin. (Note that Dominic is not present in any of these pictures...decorating frenzies can only happen during Dominic's nap time because one thing about this boy is that he does not like to be awake and when he is awake he lets you know very loudly of his objection to the state of being awake.)

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Teaching her brother...

Scarlett teaching Dominic how to pet birds gently.  Now if only we can teach Scarlett how to pet Dominic gently.  

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Where dreams come true...

Chris and I dropped Dominic off at his moms on a Sunday afternoon and took Scarlett to Disneyland for her birthday.  Just the three of us.  It was so fun to spend time exclusively with Scarlett.  This past month has been a total blur for all of us and Scarlett has had to change a lot of her daily routines and sacrifice the one on one time she had for three whole years.  This was the perfect way to spend the day and make it all about her.  Although I must admit that I was probably more excited for her first trip to Disneyland than she was, and I might have teared up a little watching her take her first steps into the magic of main street and giving Mikey a "five".  

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Birthday traditions...

Last year Chris and I started the tradition of filling Scarlett's floor with balloons on the morning of her birthday so she would wake up at her normal un-Godly hour and be surprised to see her floor lined with color.

Her reaction was perfect...she just kept repeating "who did this?", "who put these here?".  She was so surprised and could not comprehend who would put balloons on her floor. 


Scarlett and I spent the rest of the day thinking of new games to play with the balloons. We shot them at each other, we played "keep it in the air" and we even brought out the art supplies and got a little creative.




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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rain rain go away...

I risked 7 years bad luck by opening this umbrella inside, just to see the smile on Scarlett's face as she tried to fit this monstrosity thru the doorways.
 







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Friday, December 7, 2012

Dollar bin creations...

I have an unhealthy obsession with Target's dollar bin..I ALWAYS scan thru it and 99.9% of the time can convince myself I am in desperate need of at least $3.00 worth of the nonsense they have made available to me.

Hence the three separate Christmas themed window decals I bought that entertained the toddler for a whole 5 minutes before she was on to bigger and more expensive past times.

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