Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Best One Yet

 We spent Christmas Eve at my parent's house.  Alexa chose her outfit and Elizabeth's.  I just loved the way she looked that night.  We had a delicious ham dinner and then opened gifts by the fire.

 Alexa with her Poh Poh.  You can see that our weather was beautiful.
 Alexa and PaPa.
 I love the look on both of their faces.  Sort of cheeky.
 I was having a bad hair day this night.  I thought we were supposed to be at their house at 5:00 and instead I got a phone call at 4:00 saying "Where are you guys?"  Oops..we rushed to head over, hence the dorky hairdo.

 This photo makes me laugh because it looks nothing like any of us.  The Chief has some weird silly grin on his face, Alexa looks 20 pounds heavier, and I have some sort of deer in the headlights look.  My dad was taking the photo ( big mistake) and I think the 46 flashes coming at us had us all acting strange.  All 46 photos had our heads cut off, so my mom had to take over on this one.
 Alexa opening her riding outfit for Elizabeth from American Girl.  She really loved it.
 Christmas morning.  Here are two of her favorite gifts.  The horse in the background is for Elizabeth to ride and she got the bed from American Girl. I was really happy with how beautiful it was.  Alexa put it next to her own bed.
Her other favorite gift was her scooter. This was a last minute decision on my part.  I found it at Target on clearance and thought great!  Turns out it was missing the tassels and front plate but Alexa never noticed.  She is getting better every day on it and seems to really enjoy it.
We had a wonderful Christmas weekend. I really think it was our best one yet. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

~Tis the season...

 In our town they have a snow morning with Santa.  Alexa's school goes every year before school starts and enjoys the festivities.
 We are convinced this is the REAL Santa. ; )

 Alexa enjoying hot cocoa with one of her friends.
 This is how we roll after a long day of Christmas shopping.
 On the last day of school before break.

We are really enjoying getting ready for Christmas this year and have been really busy with parties, shopping, wrapping, and baking.  On Tuesday we are going to the Nutcracker Ballet again.  Hope everyone is enjoying the season!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fairy Friends

Here is Alexa with her best friend Claudia.  Cluadia came over today to play and the weather was gorgeous .  They found two of Alexa's summer dresses and adorned them with wings.  They truly are the best of friends.  This year they are at different schools and after they kept asking for each other we connected again and now make it a point to get them together at least once a month.  Kindred spirits. : )

Thursday, December 2, 2010

World's Fastest Snowball Fight

The other morning we got snow!  Not the normal occurrence here in AZ.  About once a winter we do get this nice surprise living here in the high desert but it was really early this year and we were not expecting it.  When we saw it coming down, we bundled up, though still in our pj's, and ran outside.  Alexa and the Chief had a quick snowball fight with the smallest snowballs possible, and the dogs danced a little jig to join in the fun!  Thirty minutes later it was melted and the sun was shining again!