Sunday, December 30, 2012

Zoolights on Boxing Day

 We ended the visit with a trip to Zoolights on the night of Boxing Day. In a weird twist of events, we lost our Grandma while there. She went to buy the girls a light-up thingy and next thing you know, we've lost her. Oh Grandma. I will buy a leash for you next time ;)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day 2012

Father Christmas (Santa) left presents the English way - in a pillowcase for each girl

Abigail and Morgan showing off their letter

a quick hug ...

and kiss ...

and then they got right to it - opening presents!

Boogie got up a little while later

tired, but quickly got the idea that some of these were for her (she had only recently had a birthday too remember)

most wished-for gift: a Dreamlite
then, later in the day, an English roast Christmas dinner

after dinner, we opened family gifts


Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

We hosted Christmas this year! Grandma, Aunty Milly, Uncle Lance and cousin Morgan came from California and we had an English/Arizonan celebration. It was wonderful family time.

Here are the pictures, I'll break them up into 4 posts I think. Firstly, Christmas Eve. The girls were allowed to open just one or two special gifts, including new Christmas pajamas:

Milly wrapped some last-minute gifts in masking tape

isn't it perfection?!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I haven't had much time for reading but I just finished this book. I really liked it and will definitely rent the movie to see how it compares. That's all I'm going to comment on. It's Christmas Eve and unfortunately I'm way too busy for my Blog tonight!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pacifier Heartbreak

Three days ago we took away Bryony's beloved "bee". Well, we didn't take it away - we took a special trip to daycare and Bryony happily handed them over to the babies in the infant room. She has been proud to tell us "bee is for babies, no bee for Bryony". Until bedtime. When she searches the crib for it, and then cries out for me. Ugh, so hard. But we have to hang in there! You too Bryony - hang in there, you can do just fine without it, I promise!