Thursday, January 27, 2011

Christmas getaway and a long post

I really do apologize in advance for all the pictures. And I don't blame you if you don't look at all of them.
For Christmas we had an adventure. We went with the Cottles to Vegas and then to Palm Springs. It was so much fun to see Briz play with her cousins.
Seth showing us Libby's teeth. I was shocked that she just let him play with her mouth. Briz would freak out.

Libby and Kloey are freaks about swimming. I would not be surprised if they can swim on their own this summer, because they already want to. They are just born fishes. Here is Libby blowing bubbles.

Briz playing with "Backuh" (How she pronounces Grandpa).

We were each in charge of a day and this is was Jacci's. In Vegas we went to the Winter Wonderland with a bunch of lights.

Briz giving Libs hugs and kisses.

The cousins in their coats. Who knew Vegas gets so cold in the winter?

I think this is the only picture I'm in from Christmas. Nick and I are getting into the Christmas spirit here.

Blinding Dad.

This could be quite possibly the ugliest cheesy smile ever. But it's what she does now.

The girls were SO excited to go on the carousel.

This is SO much fun!!!

Christmas Eve afternoon, Mike and Julie put on a princess party for the girls. And I have to admit it was pretty hillarious. I had no idea Briz would even care, but she loved it. This picture of Libby makes me laugh. She looks like she just won Miss America and she is overwhelmed.

Briz' tummy makes her a little awkward, and the dress was a little bit too long. She kept tripping over it during their "fashion show."

In her princess gear and a little sweaty. She was working hard getting around in all of her stuff.

Squinty eyes.

Posing for their annual picture. It's a little challenging getting them to sit still let alone to look at the camera and smile.

Kloey loved giving Briz kisses. And Briz was always willing to oblige. She never turns down a kiss (she's Nick's daughter).

Story time with Dad.

Costume change to her Tinker Bell outfit, which also exentuated her pot belly.

Christmas morning, Briz loved the golf clubs. Mike and Julie bought a collective little kids golf set. Briz almost got violent with them, it was a little scary.

Whitney got Nick the perfect game called "Cheater."

Brizzy and Grandpa hangin' out on the balcony. She looks so big to me here.

Checking things out with Aunt Brittany.

Libby and her dramatic crying face again.

Getting dried off after swimming.

More kisses.

Cuddling with Grandpa.

She was walking around with this towel around her waist, it was so funny.

I gave Briz a timeout and Kloey wanted to join her.

Splashing around in the pool.

Swimming with grandma. She calls her "Juwee" for Julie. I really am not quite sure how she came up with this because we have tried to get her to call her Grandma. She kept saying over and over again while laughing, "No way Juwee!"

Briz misses her cousins. The other morning she woke up and sort of was whining, "Koey, Yibby." I thought it was hilarious because we hadn't seen them or talked to them in a few weeks. Can't wait to see them again this summer.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Christmas # 1

Brizzy is ridiculously spoiled. There's really no other way to put it. She had three Christmases this year. The first one took place on Nick's b-day. We were going out of town for Christmas and so Nick wanted her to open some presents before we left. Plus, I think his b-day was so incredibly lame (another post another time) he wanted something to look forward to, even if it wasn't for himself.
She was standing like this for a while, with her hands folded behind her back.

I know she looks mad, but really she is just concentrating. She was trying so hard to open her present she started shaking.

Her favorite present (and one that I did not know about!) was her bike. Shey came down the stairs and when she saw it she started running in place and screaming, "bike bike bike!" I was a little mad at Nick because we had already discussed buying her a tricycle like this for her b-day when it starts to get nicer weather and she's older and more capable. But it was hard to get too angry when she was so excited. Mostly now she's forgotten about it. It hangs out in the garage and I will maybe re-gift it for her b-day:)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snow snow snow!

At the beginning of December we took Briz to the snow for the first time. We went with our friends the Nelson's and we cut down our own Christmas tree. It's a lot of work packing Briz into snow gear while she whines and kicks me. But once she was in the snow, she loved it.

Nick tossing Briz in the air and I'm very nervous about it. But I still took a picture :)

I loved our Christmas tree. It smelled SO good and I literally watered it once for the entire month (It did however take 2 hours to put it up and a lot of debating and it also fell over twice while Nick was out of town in Dec.)

I love this picture of Nick and Briz. Nick did make a true statement though. He said he always looks like a robber when he wears a bini. Hahaha.

This snow is great!

Making Briz and Jaron pose in the snow. One of my favorite things about it is that Briz wasn'tvery mobile, cause it wasn't too packed. It was a nice change!

I can hardly move but I'm happy

I definitely think this is a tradition I want to start. Our tree only cost $5 and we didn't break the law! Bonus.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We're going on a trip, start the countdown

This title has nothing to do with the content of the post. It is the lyrics to the song from Little Einsteins and I have it stuck in my head because that is the only way I have been able to get sanity lately with entertaining Briz and trying to move!!! Hence the lack of posts. I am almost ALMOST settled into our new house, and once I am, I will be posting a lot, cause my pictures are definitely backed up.

In the meantime, amidst my exhaustion, this is one of the funny things Briz did to make me laugh today:

- She was watching Little Einsteins and saw a picture of the Mona Lisa. She got all excited and started screaming, "Cheesus Cheesus!" (translation Jesus). Maybe I need to start showing her more historical art besides just pictures of Jesus. Would that be considered blasphemous?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

blog post

I have a new blog post for my LAC Photography blog (see the link to the right).