Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

Today was Sarae's first Christmas and the best one I've ever had. Family and friends were so incredibly generous, that at one point this morning she refused to open any more gifts. The pictures show the desk that Santa brought her and the "laptop" that I bought her. I'm hoping this keeps her off of my computer - we'll see! This year I decided to make Christmas dinner from scratch instead of doing my usual Boston Market run. Let's just say making Christmas dinner with a 1 year old and two dogs who refuse to leave the kitchen (due to the good smells coming from the oven)was a bit challenging. I am exhausted so I'll sign off here. We are hoping that you all had a wonderful Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza or any other holiday you may celebrate!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Getting ready for the big day!!!

Sarae is starting to talk more and more. Dec. 11th she told me, "Mama, I wu yooouu" (translated - Mama, I love you)! Very exciting day for me. She also says "Ho-Ho-Ho nary ismis (translated - Ho-Ho-Ho Merry Christmas.) While she absolutely loves seeing pictures, ornaments, etc of Santa, she sobbed hysterically when we attempted to take a picture with him. She still cries when she initially sees men and as you all are aware - Santa is a man. : ) Hope everyone is managing to get ready for the holidays (if you celebrate Christmas) without getting too exhausted. Love to you all!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sarae is thankful for her family and friends all doting on her, Cody- always letting her sit on him, Elmo, Barney, the Doodlebops and that one of her favorite people, Butch, Tia's boyfriend, came home from college for Thanksgiving. I am thankful for Sarae, Buddy, Cody, all of my family, all of the special people in my life and pecan pie (I think I ate a whole one myself!). After Thanksgiving, our friends, Angelo and Helena lent us their beach house so Sarae and I headed over. Butch and Tia spent the afternoon with us as you can see in the pictures. Hoping that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and will enjoy the remaining holidays. Love to all!