Saturday, December 10, 2011

Morning at the Pops!

For the second year in a row, we went to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Pops! This year we had breakfast first, and Amira had her picture taken with Santa (and Daddy-who she is calling Papa occasionally suddenly?) She also got to meet Minnie and Micky Mouse, who she LOVED! She was obsessed with Minnie, and kept going back to her for hugs. I don't think she had ever even seen Micky and Minnie before. So all in all, lots of fun. Amira clapped after every song, and colored with the girl at our table. She liked seeing the pictures with the music, and loved the ceiling. Looks like we are starting a tradition!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A little Glitter

This was a long week at work, and there is still one more day-but I did get out a little early today. So Amira and I made cookies and tacos-her request-proof she is my daughter:) We finished up our pine cone project, ate some more cookies, then bath and bed. Bedtime has been a little difficult lately, she wants us to hold her until she is asleep. And while we enjoy holding her, this has been a recent request that we have indulged too long. It is important she is able to go to sleep on her own, so there is a little battle at bed time. I would love to give in to her. But I sit calmly next to her bed, and eventually she lays down and goes to sleep. With time this should get back to normal.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Decorating for Xmas

This has been a busy weekend.

And I still wish we could have fit more in.

But we did get to do a lot of our decorating.

Glittering and painting pine cones we found in the park last weekend.

We picked up the tree and two wreaths.

Put the ornaments on the tree.

And lights up in the house.

We still have the exterior decorating to do. And our pine cone project is left half done and not cleaned up on the table as I write this. Yesterday we spent the day at the RISD holiday sale, selling hats and making friends. We have made significant progress organizing Amira's room and our Studio. Our house feels cozy and warm with Xmas lights and being relatively picked up this Sunday night.