Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

BEFORE the crazy 2 year old got up...


Enjoying her new dollhouse...

The big gift this year, a new kitten from Daddy!

She has yet to be named and amazingly isn't dead yet. Alexis has carried her around by her neck and hind quarters. She has already used up 6 of her 9 lives. Maybe we should call her Lucky.

Hannah in the action...

Opening their stockings...

Alexis loved the apple, orange, and pear that was in her stocking. Go figure!

We had a very Merry Christmas and a great day celebrating our Savior's birth. We baked a cake and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. Alexis was so excited that the day included birthday cake, her most favorite treat right now.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa Photo 2008

I took the girls to have their annual picture taken with Santa. We stood in line (2 days before Christmas) for over an hour. Here is the lovely photo...

Fits their personalities to a "T". Alexis is scared of everything and Hannah really doesn't care...about anything.

Just for laughs, here is last years photo...

Saturday, December 13, 2008


We finally made it to Disneyland yesterday. It was quite the day. It was a very busy day at the park and pondering on whether or not we would ever return, we decided we would return on a Tuesday from 10AM-12PM. We made a decision to take only one stroller...bad idea. By the time we left, our arms were exhausted and we were a bit cranky with each other.

We have been talking to Alexis about seeing Mickey Mouse for weeks. We finally got there to meet him and she was terrified. She clung to me and refused to look at him. She was more receptive to Minnie Mouse but it took some coaxing to get her to hug her and she refused to turn around so I could take a picture. However, she was not scared of any of the rides. She even rode the Pirates of the Caribbean without a problem. She had a great time with her friend Cole and the adults even got to enjoy a nice beverage during nap time. All in all, we had a successful trip to the Magical World of Disney.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Houston, We Have a Tooth!

Hannah pulled a fast one on me. Alexis didn't get her first tooth until she was 10 months old and Hannah is cutting her first 5 1/2 months! Much to my surprise, I put my finger on her aching gums and discovered the little booger. I doubled and tripled checked but sure enough, it's there. She is having quite a rough time, poor little babe. I wish they didn't have to go through cutting teeth, but at least they won't remember it, right?

Now for the most obnoxious outfit of the year...

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Here is Alexis in the same outfit in what seems like so many moons ago...

They both had to wear least once.

Friday, December 5, 2008

A New Milestone

Hannah started solid food this week. A couple of weeks ahead of the recommended 6 month mark, but she was ready. The girl loves it! She gets so excited and wants to help you with the spoon. I have given her a taste of bananas, carrots, squash, pears, and applesauce and none of which she has turned down. She eagerly awaits her next taste testing session. She also graduated into a highchair in which her Daddy picked up the camera and captured these shots. A little tear, as I realize she is getting big, and fast.

The most exciting news is that Alexis is fully potty-trained! I have waited a week to make this announcement because I wanted to be sure. She even wears panties to bed without any accidents. I am so proud of her!

She is also growing up before my eyes. Scott has taken a new liking to my camera and when I go to download pictures, I find a few that he has taken. Below are a couple of pictures that I discovered and I can't believe that is my firstborn baby! She looks so grown-up.

This is a crazy life, but I am loving every second.