Saturday, December 31, 2005

Molly's Milk

Molly and Ella for that matter are not very fond of milk. It was not a huge surprise since I hate milk, but Nick loves it so I thought maybe they would drink it. Ella will drink it sometimes, but Molly wanted nothing to do with milk. That is until she discovered the vanilla milk at starbucks. Well if they charge almost $5 for a large coffee then you could also assume correctly that they charge way too much for a tiny box of organic milk. But as you can see in the pictures this milk makes Molly happy. So when I can justify paying too much for a coffee (which might be too often) then the girls get a overpriced milk.

Christmas 2005

These two girls had a wonderful Christmas thanks to the generosity of the many, many people who love them. The whole weekend was spent visiting with family, special meals, playing, sledding, and of course opening gifts. Santa and their family were very good to them. I think it would be appropriate to label this Christmas the Christmas of Dora, along with all the other great gifts Dora definitely made her presence known. After all the celebrating the girls are overwhelmed and exhausted, they held on Christmas day until 3:30 and when the presents started to run out emotions started to run high. After a nap, no nap wouldn't be the word, after crashing out the world seemed right again. However it was about time to get in the car and head home which proved to be another challenge. We were so spoiled by our family that we couldn't fit all our loot in to the car. It was a great Christmas, Thank You to all our loved ones who made it so !!!!!

Christmas 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Which one would you like for Christmas ?

There was about 10 to maybe 15 miles of houses like this near where we stayed in Boca Raton. The pictures don't really convey the immensity of these houses. I had to take these pictures from the car because there was no where to park any where near these houses. I kept pulling over and hanging out of the car at one point the police pulled up behind me, maybe they thought I was doing some research so that l could case the place later, probably not but I don't think they wanted me to take any more pictures so I was on my way. I just thought it was sad to have such a house and then paint it bright coral pink.

Santa's little helpers

The girls are ready for Christmas, they helped decorate the tree and most importantly they have let Santa know where we will be on Christmas. Ella was a little worried about Santa not knowing we would be at Maga's house, she now feels reassured that Santa will know our location. She is however worried about picking the right flavor of cookie for Santa daddy suggested chocolate chip Ella wasn't sure this was the right choice, she was actually leaning toward pudding which Nick feels is definitely the wrong choice. I am sure we can work it out before the big day.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

And they do dishes too

This is one of your favorite games, it was named "the water game" by you. The title definitely fits. Sometimes you wash out soda bottles sometimes you wash the sippy cups. Today's mission was to clean all the tubby toys. I know someday both of you will not find helping around the house so enticing, so I will enjoy it now.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The world according to Ella

While I leaned into the car yesterday to buckle her car seat she said to me "mommy when you love someone you don't breath your coffee breath on them"
Also pondered by miss Ella yesterday- How are we going to get anywhere there are millions and millions and millions of raindrops.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

A cold day at the beach

We went to the beach the other day in a vain attempt to take a picture for the Christmas cards I would like to send out. First of all while it was fairly mild at our house the beach was absolutely freezing. First strike against me. Second getting a good picture with both of the girls is nearly impossible. So although some of these are very cute they did not make the cut as Christmas card material.

Apocalypse Now

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw Molly look over at me with these camouflaged colored paints smeared perfectly around her eyes. First of all when we broke out the easel for some artistic release she would not let go of her balloon she pain stakingly did it all with just the use of one hand. Then she did this to her face. What a little goofball. But you have to admit she does resemble martin sheen in that movie.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Packages in the Mail

Ella loves receiving mail and these packages from her Nana and papa and Great grandma and Great Grandpa really made her day!

Ella's Fourth Birthday

I can not believe that Ella is four. She is no longer a toddler she is a little girl. She really enjoyed her party. She told me a few day's before her party that the best part of a birthday is the balloons. So I went out and ordered a whole bunch of helium balloons for the party. Well within ten minutes of bringing the balloons in to the house all but 6 popped. The textured surface of the ceiling was the problem. When we all ran around the corner after hearing the popping Ella was holding the balloon pieces asking if we could fix them. She handled it well though not one tear. She changed her mind about the theme of the party four times in the week leading up to the party. First it was going to be hello kitty then leaves then the backyardigans and finally the power puff girls. Nick and I are not big fans of the power puff girls, but she was the birthday girl and I guess it is just the beginning of the struggle for independence. Some day we will wish it was just a battle over the theme to her birthday, and her independence will serve her well in life. Happy birthday to our little girl!