Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Isn't this face precious?
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
First of all, I did a terrible job of capturing Christmas this year. I mean really terrible. I barely took any photos and the ones I did took did not come out so great. I had the best of intentions, but I feel like it was a whirlwind and since I had a baby in one hand I could not really take the camera with me as much as I would have liked...I am sticking to my lame excuse, (especially since there were 8 adults here and I am pretty sure that they all held Ashton a fair amount).
Thursday my grandmother, Steve's parents, sister, brother and brother's girlfriend all arrived. It was nice having everyone here for a few days. Christmas eve was spent getting everything prepared. Emy and I made a birthday cake for baby Jesus that morning. Emerson specifically requested that the cake be pink, so that is what we did. After we finished decorating it we went on a mommy-daughter date to see Tangled. Loved it!
We hosted Christmas eve dinner at our house. We have a tradition of having mexican food on Christmas eve. Sticking with the tradition, Steve made fajitas. They were delicious. After dinner, Mimi (my grandmother) read Emerson The night before Christmas...this is another tradition of ours.
After Emerson was in bed, our living room was transformed into Santa's workshop. Seriously, isn't this picture hilarious? There were 4 different assemblies happening at the same time.
Christmas morning Emerson woke up excited (duh) and we started with stockings. We did this while we waited for the rest of the family to arrive. No, I don't have any good pictures. Another thing I did not get good pictures of is Emerson getting her presents from Santa. She specifically requested a bed for her babies and Santa delivered. She loves it!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Aka- Decorating gingerbread houses with 6 kids and 2 babies!
First of all, when Amy invited us over for a playdate to decorate gingerbread houses this week, we were pumped because it gave us something to do since the kids are out of school. I was envisioning them all decorating one house, maybe two. Wrong! Amy baked each kid their own house using her own templates. Uh huh. Stephanie brought the supplies to make homemade frosting. Uh huh. I was in charge of bringing decorations. Guess what I brought? Bags of $.99 candy from CVS. Can you tell who the slacker in this group is?
Anyways, the kids had a blast but I truly think the mommies had more fun. It was complete chaos from the moment we got there but it was lots of fun. All the kids ate candy by the fist-full. Literally. They were running around like maniacs when it was all said and done. I don't know about the other kids but there was no nap at our house this afternoon. Let me tell you, coming down off a sugar high like that with no nap is really ugly.
It was a busy day but I am glad that Emerson is in bed (early!). Merry Christmas.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
One of Emerson's friends had her birthday party last Friday. It was done up in a dance party theme and was super cute (and hilarious). The kids got to dress up like rock stars. They walked into the party on a red carpet and once inside went into the "dressing room" to get ready. In the dressing room, they got to put on make up, jewelry, boas, tiaras and temporary tattoos. It was so fun and Emerson absolutely LOVED it!
In the main party area, the kids got to have a ball and dance to the Kid Bop CD's (If you have not heard of them- they are toddler versions of popular music. Think Katy Perry and Pink with kid friendly lyrics). They were all seriously jamming out. It was so fun to watch. Emerson had a blast and really got into the dancing. I swear she danced more than anyone else, including the birthday girl. (Note to self- we might consider a dance party for Emy's next birthday).
I *think* this was the last birthday party that we have until January. Whew, this fall has been jam packed with parties and I am kind of excited to have a little break.