Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas time is over

Ever since Halloween Cassidy is fascinated by holidays. It was Halloweentime (yes, everything has "time" attached to it). Then Halloweentime was over and it was Thanksgivingtime. So this morning when she asked about presents I said "Christmas time is over!"!  I'm already itching to get the tree down.  There was quite a few decorative items we never unpacked because we immediately put up Christmas decorations. I'd like to do that and get settled here.

Christmas Eve was spent at my moms. Cassidy enjoyed playing with her cousins. Which was good since they're 8 and 12 years older than her! She's the only little one in the family.

My grandmother got her the cutest doll wearing PJ's and matching PJ's for her!  So cute!
After she went to bed mommy & daddy had to put together Santa's present. Thankfully it didn't take long. The reaction in the morning was awesome! video below
We had a nice low key day.  No cooking - we got chinese food - and we rented Ice Age 4 with my parents and Cassidy.  I am off from work for 2 weeks and Bill is off this week so we're going to try to do some fun things!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas is fun with an almost 3 year old. Everytime she see's Santa she asks "where's my present?"  I've talked about how Christmas is not all about presents and it's about spending time with people you love. And she says "yeah, where's my present?"

Santa visited her school Friday so I brought her. She didn't look happy. She said that she was happy though when she saw the picture. She also said a book was "always what she wanted for Christmas"

She's touched and looked at all the presents under the tree. One of hers is round and I found her sitting on it watching tv yesterday!
Today we went to the playground after running some errands. It was only 37 degrees but sunny and not too windy. There was no one else there so that was awesome. We both went down all the slides. Even the big ones!  She shot down some of the big ones so fast she landed on her butt at the bottom!

She is talking up a storm and comes out with some funny stuff. We made cookies for Santa this morning. So after the playground I ask her what she wanted for lunch?
She says "cookies"
I say "no, we don't eat cookies for lunch, that's not healthy"
She says "mommy, you're ruining my perfect day"
WHAT?  She repeated it a bunch of times. It was really hard not to laugh. I don't know where she gets this stuff.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

All moved in, just in time for Christmas

Moving was stressful. Things went wrong a few days before causing us to change all of our plans. but I'm not going to dwell on that.
We moved with lots of our own backbreaking labor!  Big thanks to Lenny, Lisa, Keith & Devahanna for helping us move.  And my parents for watching Cassidy and Jake and helping us unpack!

Pictures from moving day

Our outdoor decorations at the new house

Getting organized and getting  ready for Christmas. Love my new curtains!

The house is so big. It's great! I almost can't believe we live here. I never imagined we'd be able to buy a brand new house. We're having awesome dance parties in the kitchen!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cassidy's first real haircut

A few well meaning folks had been pressuring me to have Cassidy's hair trimmed. I was unsure because it's still so short. But it was many different lengths so it was a little crazy. After talking to my hairdresser I decided to bring her. Oddly, her hair looked pretty good that day.

She was definitely nervous but she didn't cry at all and she did really really well. I was very proud of her! After she was very silly at home so all further pictures are blurry (well, most of my pictures are blurry lately - she doesn't sit still!).

Meanwhile we're busy packing and buying things for the new house. You don't think about the things a brand new house doesn't come with. Window shades, curtain rods, toilet paper holders...  we've been really busy. The move is in 11 days!