Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
She is STILL so in love with Mickey Mouse. She started to take this one to bed with her every night now.
"Mice love cheese"
For Christmas Auntie Crystal got Alana some new crayons and a coloring book. She hasn't gone a day since without requesting to use them.
Victor and I got take out Sushi the other night and Alana tried to learn how to use chopsticks! She did pretty good, getting some rice and putting in her mouth. She even ate a sushi roll!
"Sushi and Cheese"
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Alana is talking so much these days, I tried to get a few of the words on camera. I only got a few of them and sorry it's dark. For some reason every time I told her to say Ashley, she would say it and then run around the table saying, "Ashley, Ashley, Ashley"... pretty funny! More video's to come. I'm trying to get her singing but every time I pay attention to her she stops so I'll have to set it up so she doesn't see me.
Friday, December 25, 2009
The kids LOVE Alana and she loves her cousins!
Alana made out this year with so much stuff. She really enjoyed tearing open presents, A LOT more then I thought she would.
When we came home and tucked Alana in bed, Santa came and filled Alana's Mickey Mouse stocking and left her all kinds of fun presents!
Christmas morning was early, headed out to my parents house. Everyone was waiting for us to come so we could eat and open presents! I was greeted by these two beautiful girls!
Alana and her Aunt Jacquie
Then out of no where someone was pounding on the front door, we heard jingle bells and Santa came in with a bag full of presents! Of course most of the kids went to hid behind their parents.
All I could hear Ellie say is "Mom, is that the real Santa?"... it was so cute!
Not so much with Lexie.
My mom's girls with their girls... and Santa
It was awesome to have my brother and family here from Utah.
My brother and sisters
Daddy and Alana
Alana was snuggling with my brother
The girls were sharing their baby dolls
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Needless to say I did most of the "frosting". Alana was full of frosting, on her pants, in her hair, in her arm pits... not kidding. I found frosting on her everywhere!
We had a great time with Jen as usual, it was Festive-ish enough for the both of us!
Alana's dirty green frosting face with mommy!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Same crazy cheesy smile! A whole year older! 2nd annual Christmas trip, ready for a great day at Disneyland!
She LOVED Minnie from afar... not so much up close... again.
It was such a beautiful day out, daddy picked a great day out of this week!
My big girl on the carousel.
We all enjoy it!
Alana and I standing in line in Fantasy Land. (Where we saw Holly Madison from "The girls next door".... I was so excited, but didn't have my camera on me :(... )
Daddy and Alana on Dumbo
All smiles going into "Small World Holiday" where we sang the whole time!
I'm so cleaver! Hidden Mickey?
Alana's holiday picture with Santa at the Happiest Place on Earth!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
At first Alana didn't get the concept and kept tossing everything into the middle of the tree in one spot sitting on a branch.
With a little help from Daddy she was able to help a bit better!
She could have done it all night.
If it wasn't for Alana this year and her love for lights and doing things like this and all the traditions I can't wait to start and keep with her... it just wouldn't have gotten done this year. Lots of things that have happened this last year have tried to ruin my Christmas and I'm trying very, VERY hard not to let it. It will be a hard first Christmas this year, but I am trying to look at Alana and how happy this all makes her and take her happiness for me too!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Happy Birthday Sester!
Some birthday cake?
More pictures to follow, when they get emailed to me! Thanks to all the girls that came and made it a really fun night!
Friday, December 11, 2009
My little baby girl is just no longer a baby! She is now a year and a half! My, my how time flies when you are having fun!! Today we had her 18 month well visit. Her doctor's office make's me put her in a mini gown which I think is always so funny looking on her. Makes me sad for a split second to see what she'd look like if she ever had to be in a hospital. (knock on wood) I had to take a picture of her cause she likes the gown and thinks it's fun to put on!
She weighs in at 24 pounds and is 2 feet 9 inches. Super healthy and right on track for development the Dr. says. The Dr. was impressed with all the body parts she knew and the letters she was trying to point out in the books. It was great! I'm so proud at how smart she is and her love for books! She sits and reads books and tries to guess what letters are on the page. Of course she's got A down. LOVE IT!! I guess having two creative parents who also love to read can't really hurt her! Gotta love this age!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Alana got to watch the birds feed really up close!
I didn't get a lot of face time from Alana today with the camera because she was more intrested to see what was going on, of course. She was scared of the Sea Lions at first, but then warmed up to them once she realized there was glass between them and her.
She was able to touch and feel star fish, and all the fun little creatures in the tide pools.
Jelly Fish are mommies favorite!!
Not sure if you can read this sign but it was SOOO intresting and makes so much sense. Basically it says that some of these fish start out as females and when they get stressed out they turn into males... hmmmm.... It just makes sense and made me laugh so hard!
After hours at the Aquarium we headed out to walk around the bay, Alana was up and running around the entire way. The sun gave her energy I swear!
A quick break.
The sun was shining so bright out today, it was a very pretty day out!