Tuesday, December 21, 2010

beginning to seem a lot like christmas!

the tan and red park with the monkey girl
explorer the lower levels showing Dawn how to "dance like a princess-hold your dress out LIKE THIS!"
Making tasty snacks in the new kitchen! Waffles with orange cream sauce and chocolate tea were big hits!
Cooking too! Or tossing food around...same dif
Damians new train
Claire new princesses
Introducing the Fairy Grandpa!
Getting Grandpa ready
First xmas was amazing with Grandma and Grandpa coming back for a surprize visit from Vegas-Claire was REALLY into it this year and could hardly go to sleep! Damian did not want to open presents, he much preferred we take care of the messy work and give
him the final toy, ready to go. ;o) And of course, Damian played most with Claires princess figures while Claire went nuts over Damians choo choo train! We are into trying out new parks-we have about 6 playgrounds within walking distance which is nice in this super mild winter we've got! We can't wait for xmas II in New Orleans!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

the start of xmas

helping decorate the tree ;o) Claire instructed Damian not to break anything right before she started snapping off giraffe legs...(our tree is critter themed)
did the whole bottom half! glad I didn't do it while she slept! ;o* very, um, generously porportioned santa, kids are sliding off his "lap"

are we done yet?
Fam xmas picture-with a timer-couldn't find a "photographer" in time! my babies!
first picture-still having fun! in christmas regalia, for a neighborhood party... of course most other were wearing jeans...;o)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Another fall flew by..

playing in the living room-common place to find us all! Mom's 38th birthday went by quick! Claire sang about 30 times. ;o)
Watch me mommy!
by the climbing rock in the park-is tanbark yummy?
Yeah-Claires room is pretty cool Iguess (D loves the magnet wall! and wondered where his truck had disappeared off too..)
park princess
swing me higher! dang I'm gorgeous!
Another picture together-geez
Standing up as much as possible-walking soon we think!

too many memories to get them all in one post! we've had a beautiful mild fall, so lots of playground and outside time, with a touch or two of snow here and there. the basement is our santuary in cold weather, so much fun to be had! claire and damian are playing together so much more, damian really is ready to get a move on and and loves interacting with his big sis-as long as she's being gentle! Thanksgiving was quiet-just the four of us-Claire loved her turkey and Damian sobbed, so had pasta and pumpkin pie! A week off together was the best part-playground, museums, hanging out as a foursome was the best start to our holiday season! Next week...santa claus....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Finally Fall!

whoa. I'm not touching that.. Claire and this carapace have a history, thought Damian would like it too!
Thats her "balloon" of course. Great sky of rain coming in-hit us just as we were almost back to the nature center.
super curious explorer!

Raking leaves!

Claire teaching daddy how much fun dress up is! Is he convinced?? ;o)

Monday, November 1, 2010

happy halloween! for the most part!

I'm done now...
i see a candy bowl!!!!
omg-so adorable!
trick or treat!
good friends-the princess and the monkey (sounds like a fairy tale!)
I'll help dee dee!

happy birthday grandpa! (Oct 29) snugs with grandma
at the library-your majesty! kitty cat

Claire absolutely loved halloween ,we trick or treated at the library on sat and in the neighborhood with good friend Zoie halloween night! Since it was Zoie's first time Claire took the lead racing to the "NEXT ONE!" and showing how to knock kvery loud and oeek into all the windows. Damian, on the other hand, was NOT interested in dressing up and after a few failed attempts to get his costume on all gave up and he hit the hay around 5:30 pm. ;o) Grandpa and Grandma were here a lot of the weekend and the kids loved showing off and spending time with them before they leave again for VEGAS!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch et all

love my motorcycle! when I can get a turn on it!
end of a long day...
fearless Oh-I saw the last guy go head first so...

the perfect pumpkin Here's another one!
Had a blast with grandma and grandpa at the pumpkin patch! Claire made sure they both had plenty of pumpkins to carry while Darren and Damian found the perfect one. Damian had his 1 year dr appt-perfect of course! 22 1/4 lbs and 29.5" long now at 50% weight and height. Claire is all about going to the doctors now-her lips hurt last night so she needed Dr Kara to make her feel better...;o)

Best conversation of the week....
"mommy, you left your shoes in my room. Thats NOT fair and NOT nice. " when I laughed... " and its NOT funny. We need to go to your room and talk about this..." ( did my shoes stink???)