Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas II

This kids and my dad really made out this year.  Everyone had fun watching the kids open their gifts, and in Bill's case, playing with them.  Dinner was delicious, Coq Au Vin, cooked by Justin.  I sat around and drank wine, feeling a little beat by the Christmas craziness this year.  After presents, we went downstairs and watched the documentary about Around the Americas, the boat trip that Uncle Dave went on.  It was amazing to follow them on the trip, and was a good ending to our family's Christmas.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


We had my parents' annual Christmas Eve party last night in which Ramona chose to wear her seasonal hot pink and green princess dress.  We ate a ton, and saw a lot of longttime friends.  This morning we had our little family Christmas morning, and Santa brought Ramona the legos that she asked for.  We also had some fantastic homemade cinnamon buns that dad made.  Yum, unfortunately between that and the coffee, I'm a little jittery!  Tonight we are having the Horn/Fenton Christmas dinner here, so Justin is working hard on the Coq Au Vin.  More pictures to come! 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ten things about Ruby

1.  She is a brut.  Don't let the smile fool you.
2.  She loves to play ball, she has been playing catch since she could sit up.
3.  She has a favorite necklace.  She is always putting it on and off. 
4.  She knows how to walk, but doesn't really like to do it.  Just like her sister was.
5.  She loves water, the more splashing the better.  Not like her sister was.
6.  She loves her sister more than anything, she laughs and smiles when she sees her.
7.  She has a cute bubble butt.
8.  Her cry is really quiet.  Thank god.
9.  She smells like honey.
10.  Ramona calls her "troublemaker".  Pretty accurate, really.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pre-Christmas hubub

Christmas time is really great with a three-year old around.  Ramona is obsessed with Santa, and is usually pretending she is Santa in between pretending she is a princess and a ballerina.  As you can see from the picture above, Ruby is willing to play along every once in awhile.  Our tree is up, and Ruby has yet to destroy it.  We even have presents underneath and they have managed to stay in tact so far. 

We also went on a "winter wonderland" trip to Winthrop for Kim's 30th birthday.  We managed to plan the trip for the weekend of the Pineapple Express, so we definitely had enough snow to play in.  Ramona loved being pulled in the sled, and Ruby seemed to hold in her hatred for snow just for the weekend so Kim could enjoy her weekend.  Ramona loved throwing snowballs, sledding into town, and also swimming in the pool/hot tub that was next door to our house.  We have more pictures to come, once we get them off the various cameras that were there.......

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Thanks to the beautiful and talented Esther Teodoro, Santa came to visit our PEPS group tonight.  He read the kids a story, gave out candy canes, and got his picture taken a million times.  For the first time Ramona seemed pretty comfortable with Santa, so that was a big step.  As you can see from the picture, Ruby is starting the "Why are you putting me on a strangers lap with a big beard?  Give me back to MAMA!" phase.  The crying pictures are always fun though.


Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving that I'm finally getting around to posting.  We had a great time, Grandma Fenton was in town, and my parents (and uncle) cooked up a fantastic dinner.  The kids were definitely the entertainment, and they seemed to have a blast.  We don't get to see my brother very often, and he bonded with Ruby over the holiday, so that was nice to see.