Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm not sure if I ever posted this video, but as my sister Jessie pointed out "this adorable video of my adorable niece laughing at a balloon has over a HUNDRED hits and only 90 of them are from me!"

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ada's Third Christmas

It was pretty low-key and bittersweet knowing that my entire family was gathered in Utah without me. I suppose a baby is worth it though...
Ada had a good time until she got bored midway through opening presents. Favorite present? Gumby. Hands down.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ada Hates Santa

Glad we didn't bother taking her to ABC Carpet & Home to see the REAL Santa. The ward Christmas party was our dry run and she failed. Kid's got a good memory. She hated him last year too (evidence. OMG--she was so small).

Friday, December 9, 2011

I'm a Scrooge

So I've always known that I was a bit of a Scrooge, but you know what made me realize that I might just be the biggest Scroogie McScroogerson ever? The NY Botanical Garden Train Show. Everyone RAVES about this during the holidays. I just. don't. get. it.
We made the trek up there on Thursday morning. Even with half-off tickets it was lame. Sorry guys. I know this makes me the least festive person ever. Just not sure that it was so "spectacular" to warrant an hour trip up there to stand in line with a million school children and gray-hairs just for the "great authentic NYC experience" of seeing an earthy miniature of the city with a few trains running through it. I guess I just prefer the city under-hyped and uncrowded (the lengths I will go to avoid a crowd do not need to be documented. It's embarrassing).
(and I know--there comes a time when you just have to suck-it-up to make your kid happy. Check back with me next year).
My poor kids!!
Luckily Kyle doesn't feel the same way...

I had the wrong lens to get a decent picture, but you get the idea.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

This is how a 2 yr old Decorates a Christmas Tree

And how about how this is our first Christmas tree (after almost 9 years of marriage)?
It's almost like we're growing up...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'm pretty sure that I was more entertained by this than Ada was...