Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waco for Lunch

This morning, as usual, I brought a few toys to our bedroom so the girls could play while I showered and got ready.  One of the toys I brought in today happened to be a butterfly net.  Alegria put it on over her head and I found that to be hilarious!

As I was getting the girls dressed, I got a great idea for a picture...or two...or three...  ;)


After having some photography fun with my little Alegria butterfly, we left to go to Waco.  Cameron needed me to purchase a few things at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Store in Waco for a pack meeting tomorrow night where he would be handing out some awards to some of his Cub Scouts.  He was at work and couldn't make it over there in time before it closed this evening, so here I came to save the day!  :)

I'd never been to the BSA store before, but Cameron said it was easy to both girls in tow and with the car full of toys, a Christmas DVD playing, and snacks at the ready, we were on our way.

Cameron was right.  It was easy to find and it was not very busy in that little store, so we were in and out of there within ten, if not five minutes.

The girls had been such good sports on that drive that instead of having them wait to get home for lunch, I decided to treat them to McDonald's before going home.

Obviously, Alegria had had too many snacks on the way down because she didn't want to eat...she just wanted to play.  I had to coerce her to at least eat one chicken nugget...which took her almost a whole 30 minutes to eat as she held on to it and played rather than ate:

When she finally came and sat with us, all she ate were her fries:

She was very interested in the toy, however:

My two precious little girls and me:

Time to play!

The last thing on our agenda today was an FRG meeting.  We got there late, though, so it was pretty much a wasted trip onto Post...except that we got to see handsome Daddy for a few minutes before heading back home...and seeing him there again!  :)

Once home, the evening routine was...well...routine.

Now the girls are in bed and soon it will be my turn...

Good night!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sock Mitts

Sweet potato pancakes...

...they ate them all up!  :)

In the afternoon, we played in Alegria's room.  Odette again found Woody:

And Alegria prepared a very nice afternoon tea for us:

All of a sudden, as Alegria was picking up a tray of treats to hand to us, she exclaimed, "Ouch!  It's too hot!"  And then she proceeded to put on a pair of socks as oven mitts!!!  I tried getting her to say the whole "It's too hot!" thing again...

I love how imaginative Alegria is!!!

Odette had to excuse herself early from our tea party, though...she had some important emails to write:

Odette: "Haha!  Look at what my friend posted to her Facebook!"

Me: "Odette...I thought you couldn't stay and have tea because you had some important things to do on the computer..."

Odette: "I do.  Facebook is important to ME.  Now be quiet, please...I've got a great comment I want to write about my friend's post...!"

Odette: "Let's see what you say to THAT!  Haha!"

Odette: "Ok.  Play time is over.  I DO have to get this paper done now...  Darn Facebook.  I wasted thirty precious minutes on I'll be up all night."

Later on in the evening, Odette found Alegria's Crocs and put them on all by herself...on the wrong feet...but on nonetheless! 

Awesome.  :)

Have a great night everyone!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Decorating for Christmas!

It was an uneventful morning. 

After lunch, the girls played nicely together for a little while:

Then I put Odette to bed...and learned yet AGAIN that I must not leave my makeup bag out...when will I really learn?!  :oP

Here's Alegria posing for the camera wearing "Mommy makeup!"

After we got her cleaned up, I had Alegria practice writing her name:

At first she started to write dots, just like I'd done:

So I had to trace her "dotted" name once first to show her how.  Then she got the hang of it:

Odette finally woke up and after I had her diaper changed, she went over to Alegria's room to find something to play with (because she apparently doesn't have enough toys in her own room!)...and came back with Woody.  She pulled on his pull-string...

...and loved that he talked to her!

Alegria will not like that Odette likes and wants to play with Woody...

As we played in Odette's room, I caught a video of Alegria singing "5 Little Monkeys" and making her little Cookie Monster toy "jump" on the "bed" (she was using the diaper genie as the bed!  Lol!).  SOOO cute!

Then we moved on over to Alegria's room and played:

At dinner, Odette gave herself a real cool 'do' using applesauce as her hair gel:

And then it was finally time to start decorating for Christmas!  YAY!!!  :)

All smiles!!!

After looking at our ornaments, we decided that they were too old and worn to be used, so we left our tree "bare" (except for a few 3rd ACR ones and Cameron's and my "First Christmas" ornament) for the time being.  We'll have to go buy new ornaments some other day to decorate our tree with. 

The decorating done, the now-empty boxes had to be put away!  Or WERE they empty...?

Alegria loves looking at Baby Jesus:

Daddy and his two dear daughters:

Once the girls were in bed, I put together one last decoration...the table centerpiece:

Our Christmas decor is simple, but our Christmas spirit is rich.

Good night everyone!!!

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