Saturday, December 24, 2011

Preparing for the Holidays!

 Lily making cookies for Santa
 Lily singing for us in front of the tree
 Zeland trying out his Christmas Outfit
 I couldn't resist how cute is that butt!
Happy Holidays!

We are headed to Long Island on Monday so Zeland can meet more of his new family! So there will be many more pictures to come.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Zeland has never eaten an apple before and we actually thought he would play with it rather than eat it! What were we thinking? 
He wasn't sure how to hold it and figured the floor would work just fine, which was really cute, but not very clean. So, after showing him how to hold it, he sat up and nearly finished the entire apple! And, it kept him very entertained for about 30 minutes!! 

Christmas Concert

Last night Lily performed in her first annual school Christmas concert and seemed to be the star of the show. She has been practicing her lyrics for the past few weeks, mostly to herself, and was very excited about the big night. Just prior to us leaving the house last night she mentioned that she was nervous about coughing during her performance and that her belly hurt. Poor thing, we gave her something for her cough and made it out of the house just in time! Once at school her spirits brightened.

Honestly, she had mentioned the song, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, she was going to sing, but hadn't heard her sing it. Well, she knew every single word and belted them out in perfect harmony. In a class of 14, she was the ONLY one you could hear. She was amazing. The applause after the song was fabulous and at the end of the concert, more people than I could count came up to her to tell her what a great job she did. She was beaming from ear to ear, and so were we.

We did videotape the performance, but we were so far away that it is hard to see or hear Lily. We are hoping the school will be able to give us a copy.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

How beautiful are these kids!!

 Ta Da! Mom's little elf!
 Mom's little elves!
 Zeland is loving his new exploration toy!
Lily's 6th birthday celebration.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy December!!

 The weather has been beautiful for playing outside! The swings were a big hit!
 However, the snow, not so much!
 Our big girl turned 6!