Monday, December 17, 2012

Practice with peas

 It takes a lot of concentration to pick up these peas but my pincher grasp is getting a lot better with practice!

New exploration now that I'm mobile!

I'm not officially crawling yet but ever since I learned how to drag my body along the parents find me exploring underneath all sorts of furniture. So much to explore now!

Playful Siblings

Baking Christmas Cookies

Decorating Snowflakes

Friday, December 7, 2012

Silly Siblings

 It's safe to say my sister and I can make each other laugh until our tummies hurt! We were non-stop squeals and giggles today!

Christmas at Concordia

 Karen wasn't too sure about meeting Santa Claus but we still had fun as a family last night at the annual Christmas Carnival hosted at Concordia University. I enjoyed participating in the games, looking at the Living Nativity, decorating cookies and a gingerbread house with my papa, sipping on hot cocoa and even trying a snowboard simulation!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Polar Express

 During our recent trip to Northern Arizona we took a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway based on the classic children's book Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.
 The conductor personally visited each passenger on board to punch everyone's ticket.
 Just like the book...we enjoyed hot cocoa and cookies while listening to the story.
 We journeyed through the dark wilderness for a special visit to the "North Pole". It was SO EXCITING when we saw all the lights in the distance through the train windows!
 Santa boarded the Polar Express and gave everyone a special gift....a silver bell off his sleigh.
 It was a really fun night!

Karen's Faces

 Serious Karen.
 Happy Karen!

Christmas Preparations

 We've enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit this past week. My papa helped me put the angel on our tree.
I asked my mama if I could "play Santa" so we made a Santa hat using red construction paper and cotton balls. I shouted "Ho! Ho! Ho!" as my reindeer pulled my sled.
  I took breaks to feed my reindeer some carrots.
 I also had fun this week decorating a giant gingerbread boy.