Friday, December 17, 2010

Growing, growing, growing

I am no longer a chubby lil baby. Nope. I'm a full fledged, slim & trim, movin' & groovin' toddler. That's right - I said slim! The doctor proved it today. I had my 18 month check up (ok, I'm not officially 18 months until next week) and the doctor said I was in the 90% for my height but only the 50% for my weight - that's right - skinny minnie! But I don't want to keep too much extra on so that I can run fast to keep up with my big Sissy (she's FAST! esp for being almost double my weight). It's also probably because of all that dancing I've been doing. Mommy and Daddy brought out a musical Christmas tree and it is awesome! I LOVE to dance to it - well, now that I'm not scared of it. I couldn't be in the same room as it for the first week it was out. It kind of gave me the heebie jeebies. But, the doc said I was perfect (she has good taste) and Sissy doesn't even have an ear infection, but still has fluid in the one ear. The doc says that's why she can't hear so well.

Hopefully we'll be seeing you soon! ((hugs)) E2

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Children's Christmas Choir

Here is a video of E1 singing in the Christmas choir at church last Sunday.
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Give me 5!

Well, Sissy has taught E2 a new trick - giving 5 - and she LOVES it! Although there is a fine line (that sometimes seems to be crossed) between a friendly high 5 and hitting. But here is a little video sampler of not only E2 giving 5, but also of her other favorite thing to do ....trying on gloves. It is hard to keep her out of the gloves, hats and shoes. :)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Program

I am not sure if you would be able to come or not, but I am singing in the Christmas program at church on Sunday, December 19 at 5:30. I have been practicing and practicing! I don't know why, but Mom seems a little nervous about me being on stage in front of our whole church family. This is the third time I've done it - I would think she would have gotten over her jitters by now. Or maybe, it has something to do with the fact that I have been on stage before......I'm sure I was a perfect little princess....right? Again, no pressure to come (Mom will definitely film the whole thing with the zoom right on my face...hee hee). We understand that this is not only the most wonderful time of the year, but also the busiest. Love you! E1

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Playing in the snow

Wow, what a weekend! Live nativity, Christmas lights - and now all this wonderful, white, fluffy snow! This IS the most wonderful time of the year! Burl Ives is right on! Even though E1 is sick, Mom and Dad still let her come out for a little bit. She was so sad when she thought she was going to have to stay inside. Here are some pictures of our fun - and even of the beautiful snow lady that Daddy and I made - well, he did all the hard work. I just stood around and threw snowballs at him. I really wanted to hit that bit of skin on his lower back that was hanging out when he bent over, but I thought that might be cruel (kind of like an iceball in the ear). We had a great time!! Love - E1

Fun Christmas Stuff

This time of year is wOnDeRFuL! Mom and Dad are always thinking of fun things to do to help celebrate the holiday. That means more crafting, yummy food to eat, and other fun things. This week, we finished an advent calendar (ok, we only have 13 days because Mom didn't agree with the "story" for the other days). We also got to see Mr. Dale in the live nativity scene at his church. It was great. He was dressed like a wise man. I was a little nervous because there were Roman soldiers walking around with spears. But we say Mary & Joseph, the angels, and best of all - a donkey, lambs, goats, and even a camel. I think E2 wanted to take the lamb home with us. She was a little upset that she was wearing mittens because she wanted to love and hug and squeeze and rub and kiss the lamb and name him George.  After the nativity, we drove to see the lights at Reynolds (which it turns out they love Jesus, too! How fantastic) and at a nearby house. The wonderful family that lives in this house sets their lights to music - it is FANTASTIC! I asked Mom if we could do that sometime to our house and she said no way - she didn't want all the people parked outside for the entire month of December. Good point, Mom (although I still think it would be cool).

Here are some pictures of the Advent calendar (E2 was busy coloring while we made the calendar) and the live nativity.

Love to all,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First snow!

Great news! We got a bunch of snow and it is even sticking to the ground! Guess what Dad - I made a snowball (even though you said I couldn't). We just went out for a few minutes to start with because Mom hasn't found E2's snowpants or boots yet (and boy did she cry when we had to come back in - she must love snow as much as me). After lunch, while E2 is still napping, Mom said I could go back out - and she'd even make me some hot cocoa for when I come back in - yippee!!!

Hope you're enjoying some snowflakes on your tongue, too! Love, E1

PS. I'm so glad I'm homeschooled. Otherwise, I'd be stuck in a boring ole classroom and not get to enjoy the snow. I'm so lucky!