Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scooter and American Girl

The day after Christmas I woke up not feeling well :-/ My mom still didnt feel 100% either and Remy was tired but her fever was gone. I'd promised Rylie we could go to American Girl store so she could use her giftcards today but we all had to rest first!

David took Rylie out to practice her scooter

She's been wanting one for years and kept trying out the neighbors' so we figured she could use one of her own!

Her friend Jaiden came out with his too and helped teach her how to ride it. (Yes, Rylie needs a helmet and put hers on right after I took pictures)

Finally that evening me, my mom, Rylie and Remy headed to American Girl!

Rylie looks tiny in front of the store!

We had to take her before Dec 31 so she could see the Saige set up. She was the "Doll of the Year" for 2013 and after Dec 31, they no longer have her display or any of her items in store.

The girls loaded up with their giftcards, that's for sure! We had dinner at Cheesecake Factory too. Just wish we'd all felt 100%. We were all just tired and didnt have energy and it was so cold that night, but I'd promised Rylie so I didnt want to back out on that. I made sure they both used up their giftcards so we wouldn't have to go back anytime soon! lol

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Card 2013

For the first time, we took our own family pictures and I made the card! We took these pictures on a whim and I'm loving how they came out!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas with Mimi and Gaga

Around lunchtime Christmas day we headed to Mimi and Gaga's house!

Rylie and Daddy

Leappad games!

Remy perked up a bit seeing Mimi and Gaga

Opening a new room for her dollhouse (I bought the dollhouse in Oct and it was supposed to be a "Santa" gift but she saw it already so we went ahead and gave it to her)

Opening their gift together

Finger puppets!

Had to get Uncle Daniel this little light!

My new little vacuum for the home/car! It's going to make my life so much easier!

Grandma feeling better

Mimi opening their ornaments the girls made

Remy checking out her new luggage

Tired little girl! (And my new lobster pajamas that I LOVE)

I got a new purse too!

Rylie got another AG giftcard and it was in the cutest  bag!

Remster got an appetite finally and wanted to dig into the goldfish crackers from her stocking!

Trying to take pictures of the girls together was not easy. And this was the first year we didnt get a family picture on Christmas Day :(

But overall it was a great day. We had a great meal and relaxed with family and aside from those who didnt feel well, couldn't have asked for a better day!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas In Our Home

I'm finally getting caught up with Christmas on the blog. It's been busy in our home lately and several of us were sick for awhile. So we're getting back to normal now!

Here are some Christmas decor pictures in our house. I havent taken new pictures of it in awhile and several things changed.

Added garland inside the entryway!

Dining room table and tree

I redid David's wreaths this year with deco mesh

Christmas cards! By the time we took them down, the door on the right was full too!

Foyer table

Living room!

Family ornament this year

After Santa visited

Remy's goodies

Rylie's goodies

Good morning girls! Remy woke up with a fever Christmas morning :(

Rylie ran to see what she got and Remy just stopped and fell down crying.

We let Rylie go ahead with her things

Opening her stocking first!

Ballerina ornament!

Remy did this and watched Rylie open her gifts

Checking out the telescope Santa brought!

Other Santa goodies

Opening gifts

Ornament Grandma made with her name on it!

And Grandma got her the Michel Mercier hairbrush she wanted so bad!

So excited!! (BTW, it's the BEST hairbrush ever! Seriously doesnt hurt to brush even the worst of tangles and doesnt pull her hair out either!)

So Rylie had finished opening her gifts and I asked her if she got everything she'd wanted. She said, "I didnt get American Girl. There's gotta be another present around here somewhere." She was just so convinced Santa was bringing her "Saige" American Girl doll. So David asked me to "plug in the video camera charger" behind the chair and I "found" a big box hidden!

She was so excited! She just knew what it was!


It's what she wanted more than anything :)

We tried cheering Remy up with her Caillou doll Santa brought her

Grandma opening the family pictures calendar we had made for her

I finally got my pink tool set! So excited!

This was cute. Rylie wrapped one of her old dolls all by herself (first present she's ever wrapped alone) and said she wanted me to have it now. It was so cute.

David had been asking for a cast iron skillet so my mom got him a tiny one as a joke!

Then he opened the real deal!

We looked over and Remy had conked out :(

Brushing Saige's hair

Remy woke up and we got her to open a few of her gifts

Caillou toys with Rosie!

Caillou DVD's too! She didnt want to open anymore and we had to get ready for Christmas with Mimi and Gaga next!