Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More Christmas photos

Here are some pics from my mom's camera...

Amanda offering me a cracker on Christmas Eve:

And my grandmother and sister standing next to my parent's Christmas tree... there were so many presents around it, you could barely walk past!

Christmas morning. My sister brought their stuff from Santa for my nephew, so that was the only thing ready in the morning (I left ours at home), so here they are discovering the car Andrew got.

And of course Amanda had to try it out:

Opening presents:

Christmas day we headed over to a friend's house for dinner. Us "kids" hung out in this room watching the various basketball games on tv... it looks like the Lakers vs. Celtics was still on when this photo was taken :)

Mike & I

Andrew & Amanda saying goodbye at the end of the night:

And... just for comparison sake, anyone who doesn't think I lost a lot of weight this year... take a look at this Christmas photo from 2005. My face alone looks about double the size it is now!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Late Christmas!

Sorry this is so late... it's been a busy week! I (stupidly) forgot my camera on both Christmas Eve AND Christmas day, so I will have to post the pictures my mom took in the next post.

But first... Amanda has figured out how to pick things up with her feet in the last week, so I took some pics of her doing that

These are from this weekend, Amanda found my Santa hats and we started playing with them

And this was last night, we went for a walk in her new wagon (compliments of Mimi). She LOVES this thing, she always asks for "RIDE!" when she sees it. Mike was home with her yesterday while I worked, and he said they went on at least 3 walks and she never seemed to tire of sitting in it!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yes, we visited Santa...

We got all dolled up, pigtails and all...and no, Amanda didn't take too well to him. She wouldn't let go of her sippy cup, and she didn't want to go anywhere near Santa. At least we went first thing in the morning, so there was no line, and we weren't holding anyone else up...

But yes, I did buy the photos because one day we'll think this is cute, right? RIGHT?...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All decorated!

Finally got the Christmas tree decorated this weekend, so here ya go:

All lit up:

And with the flash:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Tree!

Yesterday was our annual Christmas tree outing. This is a tradition we've been doing since we were kids. My parents have been good friends with two families since they were all in high school together, and we've always gone to cut down our Christmas tree with them the first weekend in December. We used to go out to Moorpark to a place called Holiday Forest that was HUGE, but they stopped carrying the monterey pine a few years back, so now we go to a tree farm up in Santa Clarita that's not as big, but has fairly good trees.

My mom with Amanda before we went in.

Amanda looking at all the trees, unsure if she should follow into them.

Amongst all the trees, trying to figure out how to find the voices she hears.

And helping Mommy carry the tree out of the farm.

This was later in the evening, during dinner afterwards. Her and Andrew laid down on the ground and started rolling around screaming. It was hilarious.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Holidays are here!

Sorry I don't have any pics of Thanksgiving. It was pretty non-eventful. And I was sick. So through my fog, I forgot to take any pictures. Oh well, such is life.

Friday (or Saturday?) I took out some of the Christmas decorations and Amanda had to help. Here she is carrying the flag so we can go put it up in front of the house.

And these are from the bathtub last night. I bought her those Crayola bathtub markers and for a long time she couldn't seem to figure out how to use them, but last night she figured it out! She had so much fun drawing on the bathtub walls, and the greatest thing was that I could wipe it off and she could start again!