Monday, December 29, 2008

ChRiStMaS mOrNiNg!!!!

GGRR...once again..these pictures are out of order...it's my OCD kicking in that they aren't exactly how I wanted them..oh well>:)
L's "Santa Spread"
(Santa brought her so much, that it covered up the mound of gifts from Mommy and Daddy...they are all behind the puppet theater and under the tree...you can see the mound from Mangie and Pop behind the Big Wheel...poor deprived child!)
L trying out her new plasma car...trying not to run over Santa's footprints
WOW..L's stocking was crammed full..looks like Santa had to put the overflow next to it!
Big Wheel, Plasma Car, movies, Giant Mr. Potato Head, Elefun, Dance Cam
games, babies, clothes

"Puppet show" and puppets galore...L told Santa that she wanted a "puppet show" and puppets.....go Santa!

taking a little break from opening gifts to play Elefun...it literally took L 3 hours to open all of her gifts!!
WOW...Mangie and Pop gave L a Cinderella Castle...it is like a Disney Princess Dollhouse...she LOVES it...lights, fireworks, and all...Mangie had it shipped home when we went to WDW in September....
L opened up her new dress up trunk, and had to dress like a fairy..because she was opening fairies from Mangie...a little OCD?

so cute..bed head and all!
Her favorite gift...Her Leapster...L asked Santa for a DS, "intendo DS"(Nintendo DS).....apparently Santa only brings those when you are 7 and up..we let her know ahead of time..so we decided we would get her a Leapster....which she LOVES..and even calls it her DS!
* We had a great and very relaxing Christmas...we stayed in our pjs all day....enjoyed a great lunch at home... had fun with Mangie and Pop...enjoyed watching L play with aaaaaaaaaallllll of her toys all day long...and even got to watch L roller skate naked in her new Dora skates...it doesn't get any better than that...now, to find a place for the mini toys r' us....:)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town...TONIGHT!!


Oops..so these pictures are totally out of order.:(

They are numbered under each picture.....


We had to get ready for Santa...what a busy night....reindeer food to make and sprinkle outside, cookies to bake and decorate, a bath and Christmas pajamas, a letter to Santa..and his milk and cookies......whew........after all of this hustle and bustle we read L "Twas the night before Christmas"....she was so excited...and told Santa a few last minute gifts she would like right before falling asleep.....

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* L did come into our room at about 4:00...she heard what she knew was Santa......I have never seen her eyes get so big..she quickly told me

""HURRY HIDE..He's here!"...

SO, we turned off the lights...and hid under the covers....:)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Here's your sign!!

a close up
nope, it's not a hole in the door..that's the sign near the bottom!
M and L went shopping for a bit on Sunday...and I did too....Apparently at some point while they were at home...L decided she needed a sign on her bedroom door...when I called to let them know I was on my way home...she told me...
"I put a sign on my door...it says-
MOMMY AND DADDY DON"T ALLOWED IN MY ROOM!"

I got tickled, and she led me up to her room to see her sign when I got home...it's about the size of a tiny bathroom dixie cup....cute
When it was time for bed, this was our conversation-
K-" Well, get in bed...I love you..I"m not allowed in your room..that's what the sign says!"
L-"No, it says Mommy and L are allowed in my room and Mommy can sleep with me!"
HHMm...should I be worried that she is already putting keep out signs up...or the fact that she said "don't" instead of "are not"....can't wait to see what she puts up when she is 7!

There's a first time for everything..

L enjoyed "The Nutcracker"..Houston Ballet ..Nonnie treated us to the Four Seasons for Afternoon Tea before the ballet. We enjoyed the expensive sandwiches and desserts....yummy!
We had a girls only tea with E,C and Nonnie...then M met us(late...ggrr) at the Wortham Center for The Nutcracker performance. I wasn't sure how L would do..since it was her party day at school...and she wouldn't be able to take a nap...but she survived the tea, and stayed awake during the whole performance....(started at 7:30) ...and really loved it!
Thank you Nonnie!
(Thurs. 12/18/2008)
Don't let the sweet smiles fool you..:) Triple Trouble!
We were lucky to meet and greet the cast when we left...one of the perks of the great seats we had...they were on our level..not the main level..


L loved the Mice and the Rat King...silly girl....all of the pretty ballerinas...and she loved the mice....she kept asking when they were coming back..she said they were "probably in the forest hidin' and seekin'"

The Prince

The SuGaRpLuM Fairy

Clara

this is L's new pose...I guess after nearly 4 years of a camera being in her face...she has had enough!







All she wants for Christmas is..

RELIEF!!
Poor L!! She woke up at 3:30 crying about her ear hurting.....I put antibiotic drops in her ear, gave her a dose of Motrin, gave her a dose of Mucinex...warmed up a washcloth to hold on her ear...fixed Ramen noodles at 4:30 in the morning....let her watch a little tv....came back upstairs to go to bed.. NOT HAPPENING...
She was in such pain....we tried to sleep in my bed...nope...she wanted to move to her bed...nope...she kicked, flipped and flailed, hit her ear, pulled it, cried, screamed..NOTHING...She and I both finally fell back asleep around 7:15/30ish....I woke up at 8:30 to call her Dr.....it woke her up.:(...She was in such pain...both ears were bothering her!!!
Poor girl..she was MiSeRaBlE!!!!
She couldn't be seen until 10:20, but we got there at 10:00 ...hoping we could get in a bit earlier.......I don't think getting there early got us in before 10:20..I think it was her screaming, crying, and rolling on the floor in pain that helped.:)
Poor little puffy eyes!

SO, after a dose of Motrin, antibiotic ear drops, and an oral antibiotic..fever is still there...the screaming has stopped...the ears are calm...for now..and I am about to put her down for a nap.....keep your fingers crossed!!



Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh which farn is to ride in a wu-pup-open sleigh!!

(DON"T FORGET TO PAUSE MY MUSIC...BOTTOM-FAR RIGHT BEFORE YOU PLAY THE VIDEO!)

video

if this doesn't get you in the Christmas spirit...I don't know what will! Enjoy!..try to ignore the Easter shirt.:)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Checking things off her list...

Drive thru Bethlehem City- CHECK
Christmas Light tour of Green Tee-CHECK
Great time with Mangie..sssooo sad when she left-CHECK

Mailed all Christmas Cards-CHECK


wearing mismatched pj's and shoeless in 68 degree weather...while running a low grade fever and coughing-CHECK


painted Stocking Holder-CHECK




MDO Christmas Program 2008

L's MDO Christmas Program was Thurs. 12/11
She was the star...you know, the 5 pointed thing..not the star of the show.:) But, in our eyes...she was the star of the show.:) Sweet girl!
Mangie drove 7 hours to see "the star" perform...her "solo" was maybe 15 seconds...she was cute! It was a cute program, and we loved watching her sing her songs she had been learning at school! :)

L posing.."I'm the green class!"..Each class wore their class shirts...I really looked for gold clothes for her to wear under her star, but realized...that was a bit much...so we settled for all black.:)
cHeEsE!!!

In action...you have to double click to see what she was doing.....no photos...Please....!!.:)



Friday, December 12, 2008

Tastes like SuGaR!!!

WHAT? Snow?..Here?...How crazy!!
Can you believe it?
Wed. 12/10/08
We were finishing up bedtime stories when the snow started to really come down...we figured, even if it was a "school night"..we could bend the rules a bit and let L get dressed to experience the snow....she had fun...Mangie had arrived earlier that afternoon....so we all went out and played.....it was ooohhh soooo cold...but ooohhh soooo worth it!!
Notice the "ghetto gloves"...real gloves aren't a real necessity around here....socks worked.:) L enjoyed eating the snow..She said, "Look, I"m chompin' this up!" ..so far the effects of the bumper dirt mixed with snow haven't caused any problems.:)
OK..this was her "snow-cone" after we played outside...she had fun eating it.....

L catching snowflakes


I figured she was up, it was snowing...how about a photo-op...I ran in for her Santa hat and tried to get a cute pic. for our Christmas card..love the snow on her hat!

Pure excitement!

I"m beginning to think she is a distant relative of Gene Simmons...check out that tongue....L told us she wanted to catch a snowflake to taste it..because Little Bill(cartoon) says they taste like sugar!