Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Every year Ryan takes his cross country team down to Mt. Sac and from there they go on to Disneyland. It's a really quick trip and there's no way for us to tag along but this year he ended up with extra tickets and so we were able to go down a few weeks later. It was the week of Thanksgiving and so both Ryan and Allison were out of school, but unfortunately so were a lot of others. It was really crowded the day we went but the whole trip was great and the girls loved Disneyland.
Sunday morning we had breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen
The girls played in the autopia car inside the hotel while we waited to be seated
Here's Alli and Goofy (after he scared Kate and she screamed so loud it could be heard from across the restaurant
Kate still tells the story about the carousel. I asked Kate, "What ride do you hope will be there?" Kate said, "The carousel." I said, "Look straight ahead!" It was a carousel!
Alli and Patty aboard Dumbo
Here we are about to ride Big Thunder Mountain
Allison was so excited for all of the roller coasters and Space Mountain did not disappoint
The castle all lit for the holidays
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We often say that naps are waisted on those that don't appreciate them. I'd give my right arm for a scheduled naptime everyday, but Kate prefers not to the nap these days. Most of the time I oblige because she can hold up pretty well throughout the day and once she's in bed at night she's usually asleep within five minutes even with sister reading just next to her. Here's one day when the early morning caught up with her and I was able to catch her catching some ZZZs.
Sarah's personality is coming out more and more. Within the last month she has commanded sitting up by herself, however, we still have to put a pillow behind her because often times she throws herself backward and does a number on her head. She smiles and laughs especially at Alli. Her daytime schedule is a little more consistent mostly due to being woken up to take Alli to school and then later to pick her up. Nighttime is still a battle as she wakes up soon after going to sleep and then is up at least three or four times a night to eat. I know that looking back I will cherish this time more but I'm tired and it makes it hard to fairly deal with big sisters. I don't have the patience that I should with them and I'm just hoping that these long nights will soon be a thing of the past. My recent facebook post was: I totally get why sleep deprivation is a torture tactic, but yet we somehow feel that it's not that bad and chose to do it all over again. AND I WOULD. 7 months old Playing with Elmo in my crib Just up from my nap Mom went to a bow party and now I have to wear this silly bow
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Who doesn't like running in the rain? It's one of my favorites but apparently the joy is not shared by my oldest daughter. We headed up to Apple Hill and stayed the night at Nana and Papa's to prepare for the run the next morning. Sarah didn't sleep very well and I didn't sleep at all but it was Allison who was grumpy in the morning UNTIL donught time of course. It was an adventure...
Sarah...all bundled up
Allison not pleased with the current weather conditions
Sarah's first apple donught