Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking Back

2008 went by faster than all the other years in my life. Here is a quick review.













Wow! We went on two plane trips, had lots of visits, shared lots of first times and grew a LOT. It was a fast year and it was a fun year. Thank you for touching our lives in each of your special ways.

Oh, of course, thank you for reading this blog. It has become a very important part of my sanity. More on that in 2009.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Missed This

Somehow I missed this set of pictures. I took these when we went to Brett's company for a Christmas cookies gathering. Kira was so excited about seeing Santa Claus ahead that I thought she'd finally ready for pictures. Turns out she was still too shy and afraid of the big guy in the red suit. Actually, her biggest complaint was that Santa Claus was too big. She thought Santa is a tiny little figurine.

These were the cookies. So pretty.

You Santa, Me Santa.

Merry Christmas

"Where is my cookie?"

"I got mine. Yum!"

"Whoooohoooo! My turn!"

Monday, December 29, 2008


Taking care of two crazy kids doesn't leave much time for exercising. So, we improvise. 3 sets of 10 repetitions should do it.




Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas - Had One

We went to the zoo on Christmas Eve to make sure the reindeer are in good shape to fly.

Look at that body language.

Then we made cookies.

Kira is learning from the master. I can't bake at all. If Kira wants to be able to bake, she has to call Nanny.

Here I am , posing as a baker.

Kira and Hayden share a quiet, relaxing moment on Christmas morning.

Kira's big gift this year - a play kitchen. Christmas is magical.

Hayden working on his gift.

Ah, finally got it out. See those gingerbread man pants? Part of his homemade Christmas gift.

These were Kira's handmade Christmas pants.

The kids getting to know their new Elmo.

A lot of eating transpired and then we played with my Christmas gift - DDR. Seen here are Kira and Nanny busting a move.

How was your Christmas?