Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas humor

Kevin was suggesting another Christmas present for Hannah, and then claimed an injury.
Yes, he's like this all of the time. I live with this humor.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

holiday fun at Allie's house

Friday morning we traveled to Lora and Allie's house for a play date for the "Taiwanese sisters." Hannah was ready to play dress up, heading right for the toy box. Hannah pulled out an Ariel dress up gown, Allie pulled on a Cinderella gown, and the fun began! Hannah found Allie's Ariel umbrella and carried it around half the time we were there exclaiming, "It's raining!" with her little sweet voice. After dress up Lora gave the girls presents to open. They both opened matching aprons to get ready for some Christmas cookie decorating. Lora's one smart mama, thinking ahead to place a drop cloth under the toddler table. Hannah put as many sprinkles in her mouth as she did on her cookies, and what didn't stick to the cookies ended up all over the floor.

I left my camera at home (boo hoo!) and just have a few shots from my phone, but Lora has a few photos up on her blog, including the lovely shots of my daughter shoving sprinkles into her mouth. Heehee!

After lunch the girls settled down for a little bit, sweetly sitting together behind a chair, both playing with little computers. They were so quiet, you'd think they were up to something!

Thanks for the lovely time once again, Miss Lora!

sky lantern release scene from "Tangled"

I heart this scene! I could watch it over and over... oh wait, I have watched it over and over! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

thee years of visiting Santa

Hannah and Taiwanese Santa 2008
Christmas 2008 - Tainan, Taiwan

Christmas 2009 - Indiana, USA

Christmas 2010 - Indiana, USA

Photos say a lot, don't they? :)

We started talking about Santa and reading Christmas themed books this week. We'll break out the Little People nativity to play with this weekend as well. Santa sent Hannah a video message on the computer this week to remind her that she needs to keep working on her pleases and thank yous. She got really excited when Santa said her name and had photos of her in his book of good little girls and boys!

We made a trip to visit Santa tonight at the mall. Once again, Hannah was not going to sit on Santa's lap all by herself, but she agreed to sit on Daddy's lap while talking with Santa. She didn't seem scared of him, but she was much more interested wanting to ride the carousel down the hall than in taking to his bearded guy. I think she understands that Santa brings presents, but doesn't quite get the gist that it would be a good idea to tell Santa what she would like him to bring to her.