Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

Amanda, Olivia, and Reagan in their matching PJ's!
Olivia and Amanda in their adorable smocked dresses! (I absolutely LOVE smocked dresses and Uncle Josh's mom, Mrs. Anne, has sent several gorgeous ones over the years! I think these are my favorite. The red looked great on the both girls.)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Playing with iPhoto Booth

On the Eve of Christmas Eve, Liv and I baked gingerbread cake and we're playing with iPhoto and taking funny pictures together. We have Christmas music on and it's so nice to just relax and hang with my little people!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

PJ Day at Pre-School

The kids got to wear their PJ's to school today for their Christmas party. They read The Polar Express and got a special delivery from Santa when the story was over. (A bell from the reindeer!) The decorated cookies, made reindeer food, played pin the nose on rudolph, and danced! It was so much fun.

P.S. Olivia loves the little boy that she is sitting with. His name is Isaac and she is always next to him or he next to her!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just Say'in

Amanda is really starting to talk. She only says a few words or phrases, but she says them over and over again!

"Oh Yeah" -We hear "Oh Yeah" all day. She gets to playing with a toy and it's "Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah!"

"Yum, Yum"- Anytime she wants to eat or is eating something she likes, "Yum, Yum. Yum, Yum, Yum!"

"Ya Ya"-Olivia

"Da Da"- Daddy

"Ma Ma Ma Ma" -Mommy

And sometimes it's "Oh Yeah Ma Ma Ma Ma!" or "Yum Yum Ma Ma!"

She is growing up so fast!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

More Goodwill Finds

The girls and I took another trip to Goodwill today. I found all of the toys and the cell phone armband plus a double kids folding chair with the travel bag and built in drink holders.
The total was $22.69. The cell phone armband still had tags on it from a local boutique that went out of business. It was $16.00. We paid .99. I can't find the cost of the chair online but I bet it was more than the $4.99 that I paid (and it looks brand new!). The shovel and bath/beach toys are Little Tikes brand and had never been opened or used. We paid $1.99. I am not sure what the original prices were on the bouncing horse (that still works and plays music) 0r the beaded wire toy, but again I am sure that we got deal!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Attire

Olivia's wore her holiday sweater today and she looked so festive and cute. I took her picture (crummy cell phone pic) because I couldn't resist! We are preparing for Christmas and looking forward to celebrating the season!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sweet Sisters

Olivia and her classmates were all asked to go around the room and name something that they were thankful for this year. The teacher wrote their answers down on big leaves and the kids painted them and hung them in the class room. Olivia brought her "thankful leaf" home this week. She is thankful for her "sister." Seeing what she was thankful for this year made me so happy. I have always valued my relationships with my sister and my brothers. I can't imagine life without them. But...I was also happy because we went through so much to make sure Olivia had a sibling. Her love for her sister is reassurance that we did the right thing in fighting so hard for her sibling!