Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tali's Bday, Dinner Club, Chippy, Cookies, Gymnastics Sho

Dinner Club has been something new for me this year. Thanks girls for including me! December was a cookie decorating/exchange.  I brought some left overs home with me and Chippy the elf got into some decorating mischief and the kids decorated cookies at 6 am!
Chippy has been pretty busy this December!
Gymnastics Holiday Show! Won't I be glad when Parent Tot is over and I do not have to be in the performance any more! Gino was running all over the place. I can't get the video to download but I'll keep trying. Giada with her buddy Claire below.
Giada told me, "it's cold as ice out here do we need a picture??"
Big FUN decorating cookies at Courts! Thanks for having us. Sorry again for breaking the champagne flute!! Some had HEAVY frosting. Of course the kids thought the more the better.
Jamie and Zac came to visit on their way to Sac. Always great to spend the day with them. Jamie and I got a day together since the boys were off on Sunday Funday watching football and tooling out. Zac is always a good sport playing Giada, this time she requested forts and watching the movie Brave.

Happy Birthday Tali! I already forgot the name of the place but it was so cool and set up great for parties. You would be in one room for about 30 min with slides, inflatable obstacle course, bounce house (all ok for adults too), then you went to another room for about 30 min with different slides, and a rock climbing wall. Then you were off to your final stop the party room for food, drinks and cake.  Kids had a great time and slept the whole way home!

 Gino and his buddy Levi from gymnastics taking a break during free play.

The Clarins stopped by for a visit.  The girls loved the picnic dinner, and spent most of the night in swimsuits...we still aren't sure why! The rest of us watched the 49er game. Fun had by all!
Gino testing out Stella's swing!

I like to send Stella pics to Matt and Steph on the days we watch her. She smiles so easily!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Parade of Lights, Mother Daughter Party, & Santa

Part of what I love about the holidays are the traditions. A few of those we never skip are the Light Parade Downtown,Mother Daughter Party and a visit to Santa. We try to keep the kids in the back of the pretty decently. This year the light sticks were a new distraction. G loved hers and took it for show and tell the next day. The highlight of course being Santa and Mrs Claus on the fire truck at the end of the parade. The floats were all decorated beautifully this time.

Mother Daughter Party. We switch off who hosts each year. This year I was the chosen one...good thing is....I won't have to do it for another 10 years!  Planning a party with toddlers is awesome! They mess up everything you are working on. Needless to say lots of late nights and last min things to be done before the party. Thanks Matt and Steph for watching the kids for a few hours. They came back just in time to have everyone meet Stella and take the group pic. Giada was excited to be invited to the party to play with her friend Gemma!

Through the years DVD. Compiled photos for over 10+ years we could find them for. Thanks for the help KR! Some people did not like the past photos. But a favorite was of course Sarah Jane's mid drift shirt!  Good times ladies! Making memories...right!?!?!

Clearly I was being hazed; that's why I felt so terrible SUNDAY!!!

Although excited for the party;
we got this stink eye most of the night! Almost 4 year old needed sleep BAD!

 KR by far was best dressed!

 Sum kept getting Giants ornaments. Which she LOVED....NOT!
 Gemma gave Giada a make up kit....don't they look beautiful!

I was glad to see that Hilder and Gemma enjoyed the head lamp as much as Giada does!

We went to see Santa this past weekend. Giada of course asked me if he was still here from the parade?? Of course!! Why else would he still be in town??  Gino loves mascots etc., so I was a little surprised to see his distaste for Santa. Nevertheless makes a funny photo!