Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Disney On Ice

'Disney On Ice -Worlds of Fantasy' came to Phoenix two weekends ago. I wasn't sure if Abigail would be too young to enjoy it but we had a blast!

The day before a friend 'warned' me that all the little girls dress up in Disney dresses (would never have guessed that, thanks Colette). So Friday afternoon I'm in Toys R Us letting my two year old choose her first Disney dress "insert rolled eyes". I've never been a princess-dress-mum so I was surprised when Abby starts naming off Belle, Snow White, Sweeping Beauty - I didn't know she knew all these (how does Disney do that - market to our toddlers without us even knowing??). Anyway, she wanted Ariel but they didn't have it so she chose Tinkerbell:

And, you've got to give it to Disney. They don't do anything less than 100%, the show was very impressive:

You couldn't wipe the smile off her face, or stop the singing & dancing, the whole day:

As I put her to bed I thought "if this is how happy it makes my girl, even I believe in Pixie Dust. Goodnight TinkerAbby".

In Other News ...

Courtney got married! About 20 hours after Greg proposed, in quite a whirlwind story:


Congratulations to the happy couple - can't wait to see you soon!

Reading with a 2.75yr-old

Me: look at the dinosaur Abby, he's sad, why do you think he's sad?
Abby, with sad face: ah, poor him, he's sad because ... he wants a birthday.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Conversation with a 2.75yr-old

Me: Abby!! How many times do I have to tell you not to do that?!
Abby: Three.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


So it may seem that I have posted a lot on how hard it is to deal with the Phoenix heat in the summer. It was the hottest July on record in 2009 so I was at least a little justified. BUT, I'm here to undo some of the complaining. Because Jake, Abby & I spent New Years Day in the back yard. It was a perfect 72 degrees. Abby tried to master her new car, Jake tended to his plants & I read my book on the patio furniture like a happy cat napping in the sun. We also stole these off the neighbour's tree that hangs over into our yard:

And my parents sent pictures of their New Years Day:

Happy Shovelling Dad! Are you counting the days till you come back?! Heehee.

New Years Eve

Goodbye 2009, Welcome 2010!