Showing posts from 2013

Then and Now

25December2013 ~ L age 5 1/2 and A age 15 months
What a big difference 1 year makes.  2013 was a great year.  A gained 12 new teeth while L lost two.  A went from being a baby to a toddler while L went from being a preschooler to a kindergartner.  Both girls have grown so much emotionally and physically.
24December2012 ~ L and A 1 year before
Both girls have their options about their clothes.  L wants to pick out her outfit and they have to be bright and girly.  Gone are the leggings and shirt…it's now all about tights and dresses.  And A, she prefers to wear nothing.  She hates to have clothes on.  As soon I we get her out of her clothes and into pajamas for bed, she's running off.  All you hear is, "non non non non non."
 25December2013 ~ I'll lay here
2013 was a fun year.  Welcome 2014, we're looking forward to even more growth and fun.


22December2013 ~ After the show
Sunday…yes, finally a day of rest.  There's this sense of calm for me today.   L's play is done and most of our Christmas shopping is done.  Three weeks of on the go and all we have to do is relax and enjoy the holidays.  It's been three weeks full of things {since we've been back from NC} rehearsals 4 to 5 days a week, parties to attend, friends to entertain and gifts to buy and order.   I'm looking forward to having nothing to do.

It's sounds so funny to says and read…nothing to do!  I've accepted the fact our Christmas cards will not arrive until after the New Year and Lexiloo has destroyed any order we had in the house.   Well Lexiloo and the contractor we have doing some work on the house.  The contractor has done some great work, but is not very organize and projects are left half done going in to Christmas.    
L's show was last night and we were proud parents watching her up on stage.  The stage may be ca…

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

16November2013 ~ Creating the invites
L had her gingerbread house decorating party today. 

The decoration and gingerbread houses were all prepped for the girls.  

The house elf was there to make sure the girls behaved.  Our elf's name is Fred.  He's hanging upside down in the lights in the above photo.

The girls had a house, a bowl of candy and apron.  There was also extra candy in the center.

M wearing the aprons on the circle side.  I made them to reverse from a pattern on Aesthetic Nest's blog.  

There was more candy eating then house decorating.  As usuals any party at our house includes a lot of candy…Oreo pops, candy cane chocolate Santas, cupcakes, hot chocolate and lots of candy.

Now we can focus on Christmas presents and L's play {she's a Shepard and an Angel in "A Christmas Carol." We might have found her calling.  She loves to be in plays and can't wait for rehearsals…even ones that are 4 days a week and 2-3 hours long.  I can see a chang…


28November2013 ~ Happy 15th month A
A turned 15 months old while we were in North Carolina celebrating Thanksgiving with Auntie Van, Uncle Tuan and Kids.  L had a blast playing with cousin L.  A was her usual sassy little self.  Mellow cousin C just chilled.  

Oh, Lexi

31October2013 ~  Lexiloo 
Going through my photos and saw these.  Oh, Lexi…you are a character…Full.Of.Personality.

Our little peanut {almost 15 months and she's just growing out of her nine months clothes}.  Yesterday, I went up to her room and found her superman style on her crib rail.  She saw me and swung herself back in.  

Drop in Art

03November2013 ~ Drop in Art at the Danforth Museum

The girls and I met up with friends for the monthly Drop in Art at the Danforth Museum.  It's our first time and I'll need to remember to go again.  A sat right on the art while the girls tried to work.  L had to wear her tutu, fairy wings and bring her wand with her to the event.  It was time to move on to the next room when A started to tear the art apart.

A and A teasing each other.  The second room was building something out of scraps.

The third room was drawing birds with cray pars.

We ran out of time and didn't make it to the fourth room.    Two hours was long enough for me on a Sunday afternoon.


01November2013 ~ A loves to color before daycare.  I love the mess free markers…there's no worrying about marks on the walls.

02November2013 ~ A coloring while L gets her cleaning at the dentist.

Saturday morning was busy…dentist, flu shots for the girls, and a soccer game.  We had the afternoon and the girls enjoyed the warm weather.  A loves to be outdoors.

There were many laps around the playhouse for A.   Plus in and out.

L was fascinated by the rocks she collected.

Here's a video of the girls playing.