Friday, December 23, 2011

Oh tannenbaum

We bought a Christmas Tree when Grandma Ai came to visit, but she left before we could decorate... so it was up to Davin and I to make it beautiful!

Davin got to put on the star this year.

 Then Mommy tried to get a family portrait.  Amazingly, Daddy was helpful... I was the one that ran away from the camera.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Brookside garden

This year we figured out the key to the Brookside garden lights-- go just before the lights go on. :-)
We had an awesome time. 

 Look Mommy - it looks like you're tubeworms!
Davin threw a fit when we left the choo choo trains.  The boy is OBSESSED! He LOVES trains!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cookie Cookie Cookie

We started getting in the holiday spirit when Grandma Aileen was here... something about having family around. We went to see the Mormon Temple lights (though Grandma got them confused with the Brookside Garden lights... maybe we can take you there next year!)

And we made holiday cookies!  I got to help mix and then cut them out and decorate them. Davin and I liked to eat the sprinkles... but some got on the cookies too.

Yum, yum.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

4 years and a grandma

I'm a super big girl now.  4 years old!!  Woohoo. We went over to my friend Ben's house (whose birthday is on the SAME exact day as MINE) to celebrate. We made homemade pizza and played a whole bunch. I got some great presents - thank you!

I've been playing with one of them a lot today - a new digital camera that is just for me!!
Grandma Aileen came to visit this weekend, so I got to take lots of pictures of all of the fun things we did. (well at least lots of pictures). We picked out an Xmas tree - everyone voted for one tree but insisted on the taller one... we got the taller one and its AWESOME. I can't wait to finish decorating it.

We did other arts and crafts to decorate.  We showed Grandma how to make 3D snowflakes, and we finished making this years ornaments to give away - penguins, polar bears and snowmen. Grandma showed us how to make paper chains.  And then we all baked holiday cookies.  The best part was the sprinkles! It was really nice to enjoy family for the holidays.

We also went downtown. We tried to go the building museum, but there was a special event and it was closed... so we showed Grandma the choo choo trains at the National Botanical Garden and played at the Mall.

A great weekend! We'll work on downloading MY pictures to post soon!  Thanks for visiting Grandma Aileen. We miss you already.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Big boy

Davin was up early with Daddy one morning.  They were super busy while Mommy and I slept.  They worked on building a new mailbox (actually mommy & daddy built in the night before). Davin is really good at measuring stuff.

 After they were satisfied with the mailbox, they started working on breakfast.  Yummy waffles with strawberries.... and a flour covered Davin.

Choo Chooooo

Last weekend we created a monster... a Davin monster. He LOVES choo choo trains. His new favorite word is 'Choo Choo'. I can't really blame him though because the train display at the National Botanical Gardens was pretty awesome.  

 There were 5 (or more) over head bridges where trains rumbled by.

 My favorite were the fairy houses around the trees and between the train tracks.
 We even got to look inside some of the fairy houses. Such cute little chairs.
 The little yellow car zipping around was Davin's favorite.  He just kept laughing and laughing.

 There was even a waterfall!
 Look even more trains around the Christmas Tree.  They were everywhere.  We loved it!! 
Davin is train crazy now.  He's read the Little Engine that Could every night and he even brought a wooden train to daycare today.

If you're in the DC area, we highly recommend the train display at the National Botanical Garden... and its FREE!