Monday, December 31, 2007

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

It's always exciting as the anticipation builds up for Santa's arrival! What's more exciting is watching your child as she is amazed at everything holiday related. She liked Christmas last year and remembers we had apples on the tree and liked snowmen because they have hats. But this just turns me into mush as I watch her try to learn every word to every song...and she knows them, too! And as she asks me to drive around so we can go look at lights. "I love looking at Christmas lights, Mommy!"

We went up to Dixon to cut down a tree and enjoyed riding the "sleigh" (a tractor) and the ATV train. As we were coming home, Delaney asked, "Are we going to put up the tree up now?" And she would barely let me take our "Traditional" picture of her on top of the car with the tree so we could put up, and I quote a two-year-old...."The Best Christmas Tree EVER!"

She was so good about the presents, never even tried to open them, but I told her we couldn't until Santa came and we wore our Christmas pajamas. But, every day, a few times a day, she keeps asking...I think just to check!!

We went to a party and my friend had a snow machine and boy was that a hit! Christmas is so very different and wonderful through your child's eyes! She saw Santa at the town square where there small groups perfroming and the kids dance and sang and Delaney did not want to leave. And what was really cute was that after she got of Santa's lap, she told me, "I only said two things, Mommy!" Like somehow she knew she should not read off her entire list to him. (And she has a list....he he!!)

Good Morning America!

Did you see us? We were on GMA Weekend on Nov. 4th! A crew came to the house the day before Halloween and was here all day for our two minutes of fame on national TV! AND, my DVR went out, so I lost the recording and can't get the producer to send me copy! UGH! If anyone recorded it and can send me a copy, Delaney loves seeing herself, "in a timeout!" It was fun and the segment was about Grandparents Vs. Parents and how parents my generation are raising kids differently than our parents raised us. My mom on GMA, said...."I spanked...and they listened!" he he! But, the story was done really well and just showed how the opinions are different these days.

Here are some pics of mom getting interviewed, I was too, and then us watching the show when it aired! Thanks to family friend, Linda K., who called from Idaho to say we were on! They didn't tell us when it was going to be on! If can ever get a copy, I'll post it and share the link!

A Delayed Update!!

Hi Friends....sorry I haven't been on top of updates! As you all have been busy these last couple months, so have we!! So here's some quick pictures for you!

Delaney had a fun Halloween with her friends, Valerie and Natalie. They loved trick or treating and even Valerie said it wasn't scarry!!

Mom had a birthday in November and we had a nice and quiet Thanksgiving. We went out to brunch for her birthday with some friends and met Aunt Ruthie one day for lunch after Thanksgiving. She was visting in the South Bay and on her way home to Redding. First time for her to see Delaney and they had fun visting!