Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Christmas has come and gone again. We are left with great memories, torn wrapping paper and a bunch of awkward Christmas decorations. I took a lot of pictures this year and I think it's best to let them tell the story.

A few weeks before Christmas my parents were given 4th row tickets to a Jazz game. They were unable to go so they gave the tickets to us. We lucked out because we had 2 tickets but the seat next to us was empty so all 3 of us got a seat. Lainey had so much fun eating arena food and cheering when everyone else did.

She was bouncing around so much I hardly looked up at the game. But when I did and wasn't watching her, this happened..

Girls Gone Wild
 We recorded the game and watched it when we came home. The cameras caught my little girl flashing the players. I guess I shouldn't be surprised; it's our own fault for taking her out in public.

A couple days later my mom took us to the aquarium for a penguin encounter. And encounter we did!

Lainey would stick her feet out and call the penguin over by saying "nummy, nummy."

Sometimes I think I have a strange life.
 Then on Christmas Eve Eve we took a ride on the Polar Express (Heber Creeper) to the North Pole. Although Lainey loves Santa she says "no lap."

Who's out the window?

It's Santa!

Here he comes!

A bell! Thanks Santa.

And it's delicious.
Finally, the big day arrived. And Christmas with a toddler takes FOREVER. She wanted to open and play with everything as soon as she unwrapped it. It was taking so long, in fact, that we still haven't opened our stockings. However, her favorite Christmas present wasn't even a present at all....

Yay, a playhouse

Oh, batteries! Thanks!

Look, I got blocks!

Alright, now how should I organize these?

Oh boy, another present - dad will you set it up while I work with the batteries?

Perfect, thank you.

Vroom, vroom

Look, no hands!

Ok that was fun, but these batteries aren't going to sort themselves.

Any ideas what I can get her for her birthday?
Merry Christmas Everyone!!