Sunday, December 27, 2009

12/27/09: Mommy's Birthday - Fun bowling!

When Mommy was a kid since her birthday is in the winter she always had her birthday at the bowling alley so we decided it might be fun to go bowling today on Mommy's birthday. The kids loved it. Usually Mommy bowls candlepin, but we tried 10 pin. What fun!
Here we all are.
Evan bowling like a pro. Lauren showing me her cool bowling shoes.
Go, go, go ball!
Mommy's birthday cake, yum!
The night before we tried out our new Easy Bake Oven. Here is the kids cake creation for Mommy's Birthday.

12/26/09: Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic

As I posted earlier, Disney on Ice is in Boston right now. What a great show! There are still shows that you can buy tickets for using the information in that earlier post.
Using the discount code Mommy filled about 4 rows around us with all of our friends. This is an annual tradition we do to celebrate Mommy's birthday as she used to go to this as a kid. They did a wonderful job as usual. A lot of Disney movies were covered in the show - Aladdin, Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Pinnochio, Mulan, Lion King and all the Princess danced. Another favorite of the kids was It's a Small World - it was their favorite ride in Disney World. They did a great job with it and even turned on all the lights and made it seem like the Electric Parade. They also did the Mickey Mouse march which was lots of fun. The kids got to get up and march too.
It's a Small World, the kid's favorite!
Here are some more photos:

12/25/09: Christmas Day

Even though we opened a ton of presents on Christmas Eve, there were still some left for Christmas Day. Here are the kids all dressed up for their day.
Just waking up and playing with the Zhu Zhu pets.
Lauren loves hers.
Lauren got a new doll house!
Opening more!
Yippee!
What did you get Lauren?
Evan playing with his new Roundhouse.

12/24/09: Christmas Eve and Santa's Arrival

Christmas Eve was a fun as always. Santa was very good to all of us. The kids got a ridiculous amount of presents. Here is Fred playing Santa.
And the kids ready to get opening presents.
Checking out the tree. Watching for Santa.
He came and brought lots of presents!
The much anticipated Mickey Choo Choo Train for Evan.
4 Zhu Zhu pets! It was worth the wait in line at 5 in the morning, the kids loved them, especially Lauren.
The kids with Nana and Papa.

12/23/09: Daycare Christmas Party

Time for the annual Christmas party at daycare. What fun the kids had.
Lauren showing us where the Elf on the Shelf is hiding.
Evan and his buddy Molly.
Luke and Lauren.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

12/19/09: Lauren's Dance Recital and Swim Peek Week

Lauren had her mini Dance Recital today at Tricia's Tots. Here she is with her new dolly she got for doing such a great job. She did so good and had a great time wearing her crown and dancing around with her wand.
All ready to dance with her wand.
Rocking their birdies for a ballet dance.
Nutcracker dance with cute reindeer ears. So cute!
Holding her skirt.
The snow globe her teacher gave her.
And here is a little video:
And now on to swim class!
Daddy got to watch Lauren swim today.
She does so well swimming on her own. Here is her teacher with her.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12/15/09: Our Formal Holiday Photos

Just as last year I waited to post this until all my Christmas Cards were sent. Here are all of our formal photos.
Merry Christmas!
Here are some cute ones of the kids. This one is adorable.

I love this one.
Holding hands. Amazing how big Lauren is getting seeing her next to Evan.

The sled pic.

Love how his head is tipped over to hers.

The Christmas Card family photo.

One more cute one.