Friday, December 6, 2013

A Visit with Santa

So I've fallen off the blogging bandwagon and have debated stopping but I love keeping my memories together, written down because we all know I can't store them all in my head. I can barely remember what happened yesterday! So here I am with hopes of keeping my life together and blogging our small family memories more often. 

On to Santa...

Last year, Paige was NOT a fan of Santa! She was terrified! He came to visit at my sisters house and it just went down hill from there. It went a little like this : 

The funny thing is when she met him for the first time at 6 months he told us this would happen and he was right. I guess when you see kids all day, you know what ages freak and what others don't. 

That brings us to this year. This year she is completely into anything Christmas (which I love). I have been building Santa up hoping we would not have a repeat of last year. She likes him and says she will visit but always told me no when I asked if she would sit on his lap. 

Uh-oh, right? I get it...a big fat man comes through the chimney to deliver gifts to's a little creepy. 

Well I keep building him up and you know the whole bribery of he brings presents and all. So she finally warmed up enough to say yes. 

Once she said I jumped to dress her and head to the mall. There wasn't a line (thanks to bad weather coming in) which made it so nice. We walked right up and she walked straight to him. I was shocked!! 

From there she sat on his lap, took a picture for mommy (how sweet of her), asked for her pink bike (which he has magically already delivered), and even gave him a hug. She wasn't so sure of him the whole time but she talked about him all night. 

She was then treated to a delicious hot chocolate for being so brave. 

Everyone says enjoy them while they're little, they grow up too fast, you'll miss these moments when they're older, etc. well I know yesterday was one of those moments. She was so innocent talking to Santa  and was in heaven the rest of the night. It was a magical night for all three of us that I hope to never forget. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Big Tex

Last week I had an unusual afternoon off work and it just so happened to land on Jake's day off to so we loaded up and took advantage of the time together and went to the Stare Fair. We try to go every year, but this year I was looking forward to it the most. Last year P was a little young to realize what was going on but not this year. This year she had a blast. We went to the petting zoo where she fed the animals and walked the whole fair.

The cars were her favorite part! She was running from one car to the other driving to get pizza or take us to the beach. It was so funny! She has good taste as we started in the Cadillacs and then found her own size car (the Fiat LOL).

After the Big Tex tragedy last year, of course we had to our annual picture in front of the new Texas icon. 

It was a great day and of course we had good ole Texas BBQ on the way home. It's tradition! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Adventures of Potty Training: Good Reads

Everyone reads while using the restroom right?? 

She's reading up on some fitness tips. 

Babies vs Paige

I don't know whose bed this is...the babies or Paige's. They sure are squeezing her out. 

(Blurry pic because I think it was dark.)


A little mix between batman and cat woman?? She's out to save the world. 

Such a Lady

While celebrating my Dad's and nephew birthdays last weekend we attempted to take a picture of all three kiddos. My sister's kids look so cute, loving on each other. And what is mine doing? Tooting. 

Yep...such a lady making me proud. 

Face of an Angel

I love this picture. I don't know why but I do. I think it captures my Sweet P as a happy, loving little girl that she is.