Thursday, December 27, 2012


We had just a wonderful Christmas this year!  The girls are both at SUCH fun ages, and both enjoyed all of it, from the lights to the nativity to the snacks and special family times.

Sofie (shocker) LOVED her new baby, her new necklace, and of course, her sparkle shoes!

At bedtime, Lily said, "Mommy, I love my Arielle.  You are the best mommy in the whole world."  
Yes, she said it because of a gift.  BUT, it was a really sweet moment, nonetheless :)
Aunt Maria and Aunt Elisa got the girls new Christmas swimsuits, which of course, made them absolutely giddy!

Sofie's favorite was her sing and dance doggie...who she danced and sang with, then sat on.

Having Grandpa here made all the difference...We can do no snow.  We can do no traditional festivies that we're used to.  I can EVEN do no candy-cane ice cream (barely).  But having family with us...that's a must!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

land of the free

While I have the short and SWEET AWESOME FREE INTERNET OF AMERICA!!!!! (just a little excited!) I will finally upload tons of pictures I have been waiting to painstakingly upload!  I fully recognize that this is WAY too many pictures for the average are for family :)

Sofie, every single time she gets sand on her hands.

Lily flipped her cup over as the waitress was bringing coffee, so Lily got a cup of coffee.  She. Was. SO. Excited.

 Sofie and Thaliya love to play together, as long as NO toys and NO pacifiers are involved.  Peek-a-boo, good.  

Nothing like eating some good tree :)

making playdough "cookies"

Friday, December 7, 2012

I think Sofie looks like my cousin's daughter here, Payton!  She's SO ornery, with Lily's school shoes, no pants, jammie top and 3 hair bows.  
Aunt Sharon spent lots of time this week playing with Lil and Sofie, and this was t-shirt day!
We're incredibly blessed...