31 December 2008

Cute Pictures

Charles and Sydney playing Army Men with Kaitlin and Cameron Phair.

Sydney's yamaka...or just an infant hat that she insisted on wearing around the house.

This one just cracks me up...heh.

Sydney taking a nap...note the sticker on her foot

Christmas Day


We had a lovely Christmas day, just the three of us. Sydney slept in until after 8, so we were able to wake up on our own and just take our time. And she loved EVERYTHING she opened. She kept exclaiming "oh, wow" and wanted to look and play with everything. She made us stop and put her new clothes on her and read her the book she got and let her sweep with her new broom. It was a lot of fun for us to see her so excited and curious about everything.

In the afternoon, we braved the snow and rain and went to see Bedtime Stories together. Sydney came with us and did really well in the theater. We sat on the handicapped row so that there was space for her to run around and let her gorge herself on popcorn and soda (mother of the year award nomination right there, thank you very much). It was a very fun day, and so nice to spend it together.

She was so worn out, that she fell asleep in her highchair at dinner...which has never happened before

First Time Sledding


We took Sydney sledding for the first time on Christmas Eve, back and forth on the balcony outside our apartment. She LOVED it! She kept laughing and saying "whee" while Charles pulled her. She loved it so much that the next time we put her coat on her, she ran over to the sled and kept calling for us. And when we left without the sled, she bawled because we left it behind.

26 December 2008

Friday Fill in

1. I must visit every state before I die.

2. You can't stop the beat.

3. I wish I never had to buy batteries again.

4. Being a mother and wife has helped me change my life.

5. I know the songs we sang in show choir by heart.

6. If I weren't so afraid, I would travel more without Charles.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to maybe have a game night, tomorrow my plans include probably being bored at home and Sunday, I want to be ready for Charles to go back to work on Monday!

24 December 2008

T'was the Night Before Christmas...

Well, I think we'll have a white Christmas, since this happened on Monday...


We've talked about and "acted out" the Nativity...though there were a few holy sheep in there and Noah had to stand in for the angel...


We've opened our Christmas Eve present of pajamas...


And the stockings are hung by the tree with care...


Now, all that is left is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!


19 December 2008

Friday Fill-in--Christmas Songs

1. Said the night wind to the little lamb, do you hear what I hear?
2. The first Noel, the angel did say, t'was to certain poor shepherds in fields where they lay.
3. Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere.
4. It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old.
5. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light.
6. And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing right within your heart.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to maybe a movie or game night, tomorrow my plans include watching the Pioneer Bowl from the comfort of our living room and Sunday, I want to be finished wrapping presents!

18 December 2008

Go, Go, Go!

Sydney is cheering for the BYU women's basketball team here. And, as a side note, she cannot say "go" any other way. It is always shouted and in multiples.

A Photo Essay--Playing in the Snow


Mommy caught me doing this...


...so she took me outside, to play in the snow.


This is me, telling mommy that this is "no"
(snow...when she says it, it's very different from when she says no).


My feet were practically buried!!


I'm not too sure about this stuff...


...but I sure look cute in the warm hat Grandma Duran sent me!


Then, I fell and I was NOT happy.


So mommy brought me inside and gave me a gingerbread man to cheer me up.

13 December 2008

Caroling, Sydney Style

*Please ignore my singing...and my flub of the lyrics. Even though I sang that song ALL through highschool, I STILL mess up that last stanza*

12 December 2008

Friday Fill-in...a little early

Sorry about the lack of posting...I'm fighting a pretty nasty cough and just don't have the energy to chase Sydney and type. But she's in bed and I can do this.

1. Friends are always welcome here...just give me some warning so I can clean.

2. As for our health; it's pretty good. (although I sound AWFUL when I cough!)

3. I'm ready for Christmas to be here...I'm not good at waiting to give presents

4. Vanilla is one of my favorite smells.

5. The oldest ornament I have is the one from my first Christmas.

6. Take some eggs, milk, nutmeg, and cream; mix it all together and you have eggnog...almost.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to resting, tomorrow my plans include resting and Sunday, I want to be able to sing!

06 December 2008

Christmas Shopping

I am quite proud of us. As of right now, our Christmas shopping is virtually done. Charles has to pick up a gift for me and I need to pick up stocking stuffers, but other than those, we are done. And, I've already started wrapping presents. Hopefully, those will stay wrapped with our little Miss Destructo running around.