Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas 2008

I love the holidays! I start listening to Christmas music in October - I know I am weird! We got our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. We always get our tree at the Rite Aid in OB. John and I started getting our trees there when we lived on Sunset Cliffs Blvd and now it is a tradition. John and Lilly went this year and came back with a very cute tree! This was the first year Lilly decorated the tree with us and she was so excited!

Christmas Eve - The day started with both girls not feeling very good. Anna started feeling better, but by 4pm Lilly had a 103 fever. I have her motrin and it brought it right down, but we decided to skip Church. We went to my MIL's for Dinner and our Christmas Celebration with John's family. The cousin's played and we all had a very nice time.

Christmas Day - We all woke up and opened gifts from Santa. Lilly was not as excited as I expected, but she was not feeling great. We had a quiet morning at home before heading over to my parents house.

We had fun opening more gifts and eating a yummy meal!

This is the only picture of the 4 of us. Lilly decided that she didn't like her dress! It was so beautiful and my mom took so much time to find her ans Anna coordinating dresses!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lilly's First Christmas Pagent - December 2008

Lilly was in her first Christmas pagent for preschool. It was so cute. She sang all of the songs and was such a big girl. Lilly is growing up and changing so much. She loves school and takes pride in the things she can do, like remembering the words and motions to the Christmas songs. Lilly helped her teacher Mrs. Moser carry baby Jesus to the stage. Lilly has had a baby Jesus obcession this holiday season. It is soo cute!

Anna's 1st Birthday - December 9, 2008

I can't believe my baby is 1! I am writing this 1 month later and I still can't believe she is 1! Where did the year go. She is running all over the place and is such a big girl. We started her celebration with a play group party at Chuck E Cheese. The big kids love it and Anna likes to explore. She had her 1st birthday cupcake and it was so cute watch her eat it!

Her second celebration was a family (and a few close friends) at my parents house. We all had a wonderful time!

The 3rd and final celebration of Anna turning 1 was a trip to Disneyland! It was Anna's first Disneyland Adventure and we all had a blast!

Thanksgiving 08

Well, it's been a while and I definitely need to catch up. The girls got sick - again and we basically missed Thanksgiving! I got sick the night before and Anna did also so we sent John and Lilly to Cindy's for a few hours and Anna and I slept on the couch. The next day we were all feeling a lot better so Sophie, Jessie (Sophie's friend), Justin, and Janay (a college roomate and dear friend) came for a Thanksgiving take 2. We had a nice night and the girls went to sleep early. John, Justin, Jessie, and Sophie went out to get a drink and left Janay and I to catch up. We had a great time and she ended up staying over and driving back to AZ the next day. The rest of the weekend was quiet. We had a good visit with Sophie including a trip to the Zoo. The only sad thing is that we have no pictures of Anna's 1st Thanksgiving - she did not feel well enough to wear her cute dress. We will have to make up for it next year!