Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy 2016. Where did 2015 go? I am ready for so many new adventures and things to come in 2016. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Baking Cookies

The other day Gusgus, Ella's Elf on the shelf brought cookie cutters. That means Ella wanted to make sugar cookies. We had fun while doing it. She mixed the dough, rolled it out, cut her cookies, and frosted them after they were baked and cooled. I can see this being another tradition we do every year. 





Christmas walk


Last night since the weather was shockingly warm we decided to take the kids to Carlise Reservations Holiday Walk. It is a about a half mile all decorated with lights, blow-ups, and displays. It was very nice and both kids loved it. Hopefully this is a tradition we can do every year. 





Preschool Christmas Party

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Aubriella had her preschool Christmas party yesterday. It was a snack pot luck buffet then the kids sang Christmas songs followed by a surprise appearance by Santa Claus. It was a lot of fun. 
For the pot luck I signed up and brought a veggie tray. Everyone else waa bringing a lot of sugary others, I needed something to counter act all that sugar.


Ella also brought a small gift for each if her 4 teachers. We did little nail polishes with hand lotion and gloves. They turned out cute. 

I was surprised that Ella sat on Santa's lap. She did tell him he wasn't the real Santa since we saw the real one the day before. But still no ideas what she wants for Christmas. 







 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Elf Breakfast

Where has the year gone? I can't believe that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is in full swing. That also means the arrival of the beloved Elf on the Shelf, Gus Gus. 
Last night when Aubriella came home I read her the Elf on the Shelf book to remind her who GusGus was and what to expect from him. When she woke up this morning she wasnt very happy. She whiny but that means I have to be good.  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Austin is here

Austin is here. He was born on July 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm, weighing 6 pounds and 9.8 oz and 20 inches long. It was a very quick labor followed by an eventful 48 hours and a week in the NICU.
We are all finally home. He was released from the NICU yesterday at one week old. Today is the first day of being a family of 4 at home. Brian had to go to work for a few hours today so it is just me and the kids. So far so good.
All the details on the labor, delivery, hospital stay, NICU... to come soon.