Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We had a very wonderful Christmas this year. It was a very low key day in our pajamas and then over to our neighbors house in the evening for dessert. The only thing that Magnolia wanted Santa to bring her was cookies. The very first time someone asked her what she wanted she said cookies, and she never changed that idea the entire holiday season. As soon as she saw the cookies he brought her Christmas was complete and she didnt need anything else! I am pretty sure Santa would love it if the only thing she ever asks for is cookies! :)
It is also official to say that Magnolia LOVES to savor things. She did not want her Christmas to end so did everything in her power to make it last. I do believe she holds the record for the slowest child to open presents! She averaged one an hour! She would open it and then play hard with it until we encouraged her to open up another gift. She was so slow that we didnt finish gift opening until yesterday! It was so cute to truly enjoy every gift that she got and savor Christmas Day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Up On The Housetop

Here is Magnolia singing Up On The Housetop on Christmas morning

More skiing

We took Magnolia skiing in Breckenridge on Christmas Eve. She got to ride her first gondola so she thought she was pretty hot stuff. It has been VERY warm here in Denver this winter so it was fun to go up in the mountains and have a semi white Christmas!

Here is the latest video of Magnolia skiing. The last 3 seconds is so adorable! This girl was born to ski!

Grammy and Pappa

David's parents came out last weekend for an early Christmas. Magnolia had the most wonderful time getting spoiled! She got to open some Christmas presents, which included a new crib for her baby! We also went to a Christmas parade with them, went out to eat, went to the Children's Museum, and of course, played at home! Magnolia and I had a rough day on Monday when she went back to the harsh reality of hearing the word "no." :) So fun to see Magnolia truly enjoying and loving her grandparents!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Neighborhood Christmas Party

I have had troubles being able to upload my pictures so I apologize for the slow blogging!
Last weekend Magnolia and I went to our neighborhood Christmas party. We went with Magnolia's friends Sofi and Bella. We saw Santa, made crafts, ate cookies and drank hot cider, and even went on a horse and carriage ride around the neighborhood. The carriage ride was by far Magnolia's highlight. It was so adorable, we sang Christmas carols while looking at all of the beautiful lights of the neighborhood. So fun!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sittin' with Santa

Magnolia got to sit with Santa this past weekend. She took the whole thing very seriously and loved him! She even wished him a Merry Christmas when she was done sitting with him. Santa gave her her very first candy cane which she thought was the coolest thing ever!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a fantastic day just hanging out and spending time as a family. I would like to take a moment and say what I am thankful for. I am extremely thankful for all of our friends and family. I know that we live far away from our families but you are in our thought and hearts daily. I am also very thankful for Magnolia who makes me smile and laugh on an hourly basis. I am so thankful that I get to be a stay at home mom and spend everyday with my little peanut. I love that I get to look at life through a 2 year olds life and enjoy the things most adults miss... like pretty leaves on the ground, an ant carrying a crumb, seeing and understanding who Santa is for the first time, the condensation on the windows when cooking noodles, the moon, coloring with crayons... I could go on all day! I am thankful for David, who supports and loves me unconditionally... even when he comes home and wants quiet and all I want is to talk and have adult conversation!

Happy Birthday!

David's birthday was yesterday. Magnolia had been talking about it for weeks and was so excited to help him open presents and blow out the candles. I have learned that she is officially in the age of not keeping a secret. She told David many times that we got him slippers (for some reason that was the one present she was excited about). Lucky for me David did not understand what she was saying to him (or he did a fantastic job of pretending not to understand!). Happy Birthday to the man we love!

Ice skating

We took Magnolia ice skating for the first time last weekend. She had been talking about ice skating and wanting to do it for several weeks so it was the perfect time to go. She had a great time trying and also got to get pulled around in a sled for a bit. I am pretty darn sure we have a girl that loves anything winter!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Skiing at Copper Mountain

Magnolia went skiing for the first time this weekend. She LOVE LOVE LOVED it! We were only going to go one day but she had so much fun that we ended up going back for a second day. This video shows Magnolia riding up the hill on the "magic carpet" and then skiing down like a big girl.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Magnolia the Purple Fairy

Magnolia and Ziggy dressed up as fairies for Halloween this year. Magnolia was a purple one and Pug was a pink one. I honestly dont think it can get much more adorable than this!

Orange Dinner

We had all of Magnolia's friends (and their parents) over on Halloween for our annual Orange Dinner. In case you have not heard of our event it is where you can only eat orange food. Our menu included: Buffalo chicken dip, cheese/crackers, carrots, BBQ sandwiches, cheesey potatoes, sweet potatoes, fruit salad, pumpkin dessert, pumpkin cookies and orange punch. All of the kids were great and it was so much fun to see all of their costumes! Thank you to my mom for helping cook all of the food and to my dad who entertained Magnolia at the park all morning so we could get ready!


Magnolia went trick-or-treating with Tate after our Orange Dinner. They made such a great team! They even learned that it is better to trick or treat if you have a sucker to eat in between houses!

Pumpkin carving

Magnolia got to carve her first pumpkin on Saturday. I thought she might be a little bit shy when it came to reaching in and pulling out the slimy insides... wrong! She loved it! I then realized that it was her daddy that didnt want to reach in it! :)
Side note: I am realizing that we are wearing a lot of Oklahoma shirts in our blog pictures lately... I guess we take most of our pics on Saturdays and since Saturdays in the fall are OU football days in our house, that would explain our outfits!