Friday, December 27, 2013

We got a new car...

Chris and I bought Scarlett a old Victorian doll house with amazing solid wood furniture, and we were quickly out gifted with this...

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My parents walked into the house on Christmas morning with a monstrous box.  I was secretly hoping it was a play set for our concrete jungle, but when I asked Scarlett what she thought it was she whispered, "maybe it is a car" and immediately, I knew she was right.  Being the first grandchild she has seen plenty of spoiling in her four years...but I think this takes the cake.  

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas...

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hair on the counter...

Dominic was quickly tip toeing into a full on mullet, so in an effort to stop the progression from cute kid to European hipster, I gave him a trim on a whim. (I kept the wings because I couldn't manage to part with their cuteness.)

Funny how cutting a quarter inch of hair can transform any kid from baby to big boy (or girl).

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Earlier and earlier...

Every year we seem to start our Christmas tree shopping earlier and earlier.  The excitement buzzing around our house grows on the same curve as our children.

This year we bought our tree just after Scarlett's birthday, and after a full week of a little ribbon here and an ornament thrown right there, it was officially Christmas season in a tiny corner of our home.

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Dominic got to help this year and it could quite possibly have been the cutest thing I have seen in the month of December.  After his first and immediate attempt at de-lighting the tree, I was fearful of our choice to have one at all, but he has been extremely gracious with his exploration and we have only had to suffer one plastic ornament casualty.  So far so good. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Makeshift Los Padres 21.5

Last Saturday we were scheduled to attend Los Padres supper club number 22, unfortunately we received a call that morning saying the hosts had the flu and dinner was cancelled.  We all shed a tear or two, put away our formal dresses and moved on.  Until, Chris talked to my Chef brother in law, invited him to cook us dinner, and informal Los Padres 21.5 was born.

The girls put on their slightly less formal dinner wear and the boys slapped on a tie and coat and dinner was served.  It was really a perfect evening.  We laughed, drank, ate and stayed up way too late for our early morning kid call.

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