Sunday, December 25, 2011


A Christmas miracle!
A photo of the 2 of my darlings (both smiling)!
Could these eyes be any prettier? Or bigger?

Aunt Tiffy!
Uncle Martin is so much fun!
Aunt Kim and Barry
Tiff and Parents with my love
My "cool" husband....still so cute!
New game!
My scooter bug!
The ladies love him!
Leo with Adelaide and Hazel
Play date with twin girls from Leo's preschool class

We had a really lovely Christmas. This was the first year that Leo was well aware of what Christmas is all about and he was just oozing of excitement and anticipation. Somerset had no idea what was going on, but she had fun as well.

On Christmas Eve, we got some Chinese take-out (I am trying to establish some tradition). It was great, although Leo declared that he did not like Chinese food. We also picked up a raspberry coffee cake from Beaverton Bakery for Christmas morning.

Christmas morning was CRAZY. Leo got a little out of hand with all the excitment. We were not really surprised, but an early nap sure did help.

The kids were showered with sooo many gifts from family and Santa of course. Angry birds, a play tent, a princess car, puzzles, musical instruments, a remote controlled dog, new clothes, books, stuffed animals, kid's learning/gaming system and tons of candy. Our children are truly blessed.

In the afternoon we hosted a Christmas dinner and exchanged gifts from our Secret Santa. This a family tradition as well. We all had a good time and it was so great just to relax and spend time with family.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Walking and Counting

New Hat!

With my crazy holiday work schedule, it has been difficult to post. I have been working much more than usual and much later as well. I am so tired and exhausted all the time, but the season is almost over and the extra money really helps the family.

Leo has been really interested in numbers and I promised him that we would take him to Mc Donalds if he could count to 100 unassisted. Sure enough, he took on this challenge with great zeal and counted to 100 last week. I was so impressed!!!

Somerset is walking so much now. Yesterday she made a major turn and started walking more than scooting or crawling. She still scoots, but she tries to walk a lot more now.She still has the Frankenstein walk, but it is the cutest!

The kids have been playing really well together. Leo loves to hold her hand and walk around with her. The other night he was pulling her around the house on a blanket. We were all laughing; I don't think I have ever been happier.