December Snuck Up On Us...
I can't believe that the end of 2012 is here...but hard to deny it when the Christmas lights are twinkling and we are decorating cookies and listening to Jingle Bells...
Girlfriends Christmas Party
I had a great evening out with the gals. They know how to throw a party - good friends, chocolate fondue, cookie decorating....
And a white elephant gift exchange - with alcohol - what a fantastic idea! I was pretty excited to score a bottle of Fluffed Marshmallow vodka - which I've found pairs quite nicely with hot chocolate....
Icecream in December?!So perhaps it is hard to believe it's the end of the year when we are able to sit outside enjoying icecream...but that's part of the fun of living in Texas.
Daddy shared his sundae with Brianne...
|Pretty sure this face means "MORE ICE CREAM PLEASE!"|
Lazy Saturday MorningsI love the weekends - being able to wake up and enjoy the kids playing together in their jammies is one of my favorite things.
|Saturday morning piano lessons|
|Saturday morning love...|
|Saturday morning wrestling...|
Growing Up So Fast...
Lots of little reminders lately on how fast the kids are growing up....
|Trying out a foot stool instead of sitting him up on the sink to brush his teeth....|
|Eating like a big girl - she's doing so well at self-feeding these days!|
|Sitting like a big boy when we were out and about w/out high chairs|
|Using a big ol' fork like a lil' champ when we were out to dinner|
DSPTC Christmas Party!The Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant Country hosted a fabulous Christmas Party! There was tons of good food, a dj playing tunes so everyone was busting moves out on the dance floor, arts and crafts galore, a photo booth, bounce houses (that Brianne would beeline to every chance she got), and tons of great families there to enjoy it. And did I forget to mention - SANTA was there.......and the kids had a giant meltdown and were not happy at all about the santa photo-op.......but we managed to get one of those classic photos of kids wailing...
|Lil' miss living it up in the bounce house|
|Photo booth fun|
|The box is still in the living room - and one of the favorite toys....|
|Appears we may need to go sunglass shopping for a certain lil' guy|
|My mom mailed Christmas cookies to us - they might have gotten a little smooshed in transit - but they still tasted delicious!! Thanks, mom!!!!!!|
|Brianne's 'orange' masterpiece|
We're still utilizing that zoo membership - have to check in on that baby rhino every now and then. :)
|Love my little girl up on her tippy toes....seeing her like this makes me think it's time to find ballet classes for her! :)|
|Lil' Miss Independent didn't want to sit in her stroller|
|Lil' man cracks me up - devoured the broccoli but wouldn't touch the cheesy potatoes??? Seriously?!|
|Brianne is still addicted to Baby Signing Times....(and the short shorts are what she came home from school in since she needed to have an outfit change and this was apparently all we had in her cubby....time to restock the back-up clothes!) :)|
There are plans in work for a photo shoot with the kids......so hopefully we will get some good photos of the little munchkins because lately it seems they are always on the move and photos are always blurry or i'm too slow to get the camera out....so wish us luck on our endeavor to get some good quality pics!
Hoping you all are having a most wonderful December.