Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Ho Ho Ho! Its Christmas Eve. The kids are both asleep and I am taking a break from building toys as Mike labors over building an art table for Santa. Tonight we took the girls on a drive to look at lights. They didn't like it as I had hoped, so we didn't get to enjoy many, but it was still a good time.

Before we took off, Reilly put together a plate of goodies for Santa with fudge and milk and cereal for the reindeers. Here is a picture of the plate, and Reilly sampling the fudge...and one of the girls in front of the tree. Back to building - Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Florida Ice Skating

We went Ice Skating at the Light Up UCF this weekend with Reilly's friend Carson. The girls had a great time and did surprisingly well with the skates.

After we went skating the girls had a good time running on the lawn...Brooke chased them as much as she could, then took a break on this bench while they ran in the back.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Meeting Santa

Neither of the girls really liked the idea of meeting Santa - so here they are next to him -- and they caught Brooke between cries!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

8th Night

For the 8th night, we hung out with the Gold Family. Layla and Brooke had a great time playing, and so did Mason and Reilly. Reilly and Mason have grown up so much and have really taken on the role of big sibling. Its fun to watch the 4 of them together, even if we sit and talk about how much easier it was when it was just 2! :-)

Reilly's Class Hannukah Party

Reilly's class had a Hannukah party for the last day. They had a nice lunch, sang songs, lit the candles and made candy dreidels - it was a lot of fun!

Hannukah Night 4

Hannukah Night 2

We just finished up 8 crazy nights and now I am taking a few moments to catch up here on the blog. The girls have had a great, but very busy, Hannukah. Reilly performed on the 3rd night in Winter Park and on the 6th night at her school. We also were lucky enough to have Grandma Lina and Aunt Wendy visiting from California.

On the 2nd night of Hannukah, Grandma Trudy, Aunt Lauren, Uncle Zoe and Cousin Ben came over.

Aunt Wendy

Here is another great picture of Aunt Wendy with Brooke.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Brooke is Walking

Brooke has been dabbling with walking for a couple weeks, but on Thursday she took off overnight and we haven't been able to stop her since then!

Visit from Grandma Lina and Wendy

Aunt Wendy and Grandma Lina are here visiting. The girls have been having a great time. Today Reilly stayed home and went to the movies and baked cookies with them. She just loves having them here.

Decorating the Christmas Tree

While Nana was here, we put up our tree. Reilly and Brooke had a blast.

Reilly & Brooke with the lights

Brooke helping Mommy

Reilly putting the star on, we have decided this is the tradition of the oldest, so I guess Reilly gets to do it every year. And it was her favorite part!

Brooke says, "Me too!!!"

The girls had fun with the ornaments

Brooke wanted to taste them though ;-)

Reilly putting up Brooke's new ornament from Nana

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Nana just came out for a visit and boy, did the girls love having her here! They had lots of playtime with her, we put up our tree and we went to see Santa. Here is a cute picture of them together!