Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!

Merry Christmas to all of our friends.

And a very Happy New Year,

from the Butterfly...

...and the Ladybug!


Monday, December 12, 2011

A Night With the Girls

This is finals week for Daddy, which means he has a few late nights so that he can do a couple review sessions with some of his students. Thus, mommy is hanging out with the girls all by herself and having a blast!

When we first arrived home the girls both received some mail from Nana F.  They were both so excited to receive something that was addressed specifically for them.  What was even cooler was that each card came filled with stickers for the girls to play with however they saw fit.  Well, that was all the Butterfly needed to know.  She immediately started tattooing her arm with the stickers and had a blast!  They may have been a short lived gift, but they were thoroughly enjoyed!

Tonight we made some delicious noodles, salad, and fruit for dinner. The Butterfly decided to help me with making dinner. Specifically, she played with and ate some olives while I cut them up to go in the noodles (yup, I know... big help!). What was so cute was what she did with the olives. She found the perfect spot for them... on her nubbin. Gotta love how this girl can now give me a thumbs up!

After cleaning up we played a few games. We did play a few rounds of Hungry Hippos, but the girls' favorite game was the caterpillar/chopstick game (as they like to call it!). All three of us had a blast playing the game and often giggled along the way.

What a fun night. I love spending time with my girls!

(By the way, I am not really sure why the Butterfly has decided that she needs to squint when she smiles, but it is pretty funny and she is very consistent.)


Sunday, December 4, 2011


Today we put our tree up and decorated the house for Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations, it makes the house so festive. While the Ladybug and I were completing the finishing touches on the tree, I glanced across the room and found the Butterfly kicking back on the arm of the couch... reading. Love it! She looked so relaxed and thoroughly into the book. what made me chuckle was her one leg crossed over the other to help hold the book on her lap. So cute!

Her choice of book was awesome, "Oliver's High Five." The book is about an octopus named Oliver who only has five arms, but it doesn't bother him! Through his determination and positive attitude, he corrects the misconceptions other people have about physical challenges. Talk about an awesome book for my little girl to be reading. She already has great taste!

What a pleasant surprise. Who knew... I have a little reader on my hands!