We took advantage of the great weather in Dallas and went to the Zoo on Sunday! It's Penguin days there, so it's 5$ per person, a great deal. The girls had so much fun, feeding the Giraffes and riding the Monorail. Luna's fave was going into the snakes exhibit, go figure! Belle's was seeing the Gorillas and now asks to read all of our books with the 'boom boom' in them (Goodnight Gorilla and animal picture books) as she beats her chest like a gorilla.
I'm a little late posting about Christmas I know. But it really was just a month ago even though it feels like forever.
Christmas Eve we went over to my Aunt Kathy's house up in McKinney. My dad was in town so we all went up there to see his sister and his 3 other siblings (Aunt Amy, Aunt Vianne and Uncle Doug) as well as Aunt Kathy's kids, Kelley and Kevin and their kids! We always play the Chinese gift exchange and her husband Bill is the best MC for it.
Then Christmas morning Santa came and brought the girls a dollhouse, Sofia doll, Barbie dolls, a vacuum, a cradle and some games. My mom and Raul were there and so was my sister and dad (grandpa). We had a great breakfast and then after naps we headed up to my mom's house for Christmas dinner with my cousin Meghan, Uncle Jeff and cousin Grayson and my grandmother Momo! We had an amazing day and I always hate when Christmas is over :(
Luna wanted to give Todd a Beast doll, and could NOT wait for him to open it!
We started off the Christmas season with choosing our Christmas tree and stringing the lights. Belle couldn't wait to hang the first ornament.
The next day we realized we needed to take some pictures for our Christmas card and get them ordered, so we weren't sending them out on December 24th ;) We decided to head to the Arboretum at 4:30pm (it closes at 5pm). We ran in and snapped a few pictures while the staff were sweeping up. We actually ended up with a few cute ones of the girls!
That Tuesday, I took the girls to Northpark for all of the fun Christmas activities. We did storytime with Santa and then walked around to see all of the store windows and decorations, then stopped by Scrooge's house. He poked fun at Belle's red hair and commented on how well behaved the sisters were. We were sitting next to a class of 20 third graders :)
Check out Luna's expression as she first sees Santa approaching her.
We had an ice storm blow in from nowhere the next weekend, and lasted 3 days! We managed to get out and celebrate Jack's 4th birthday party at Jump Street! The girls had a blast after having cabin fever.
I had my annual Christmas ornament party that Sunday even though it was still icy out, I was determined to still have girl time and so glad so many were able to make it!
Then I had my MOPS table Christmas party at Times Ten that Thursday and we did a favorite things gift exchange. So fun!
I took Belle the next week, to her very own Toddler playdate with the toddler group in my PTA. I never am able to go because I have Luna with me, so it was nice to take her and do a fun Christmas cookie exchange. I'm lucky though that the moms in Luna's playgroup all have second borns as well so Belle has a lot of playmates.
On Saturday the 12th, we went to Camille's for a book club brunch. The girls had so much fun and I snapped a picture of Luna playing with Ellie in her bed with Laila reading books.
I bought a Gingerbread house for Luna to decorate and Belle looked on (please ignore my morning hair ;). They had fun decorating it and was our centerpiece until after Christmas :) Have I mentioned how much I love all the fun kid things to do at Christmas?
That Sunday we went to the Grapevine Polar Express. The girls absolutely loved it!! Luna's favorite part was the hot chocolate they served at the end. Go figure!
Monday night we headed to our friends Michelle and Brad's house for their annual Santa party. She hired a santa back in August to come and read stories to the kids. She served hot chocolate with all the fixings, and cupcakes for the kids. So much fun!!!
My mom went with us and the girls to the Arboretum to see their Christmas decorations the next day. Their theme this year was Angels and it was beautiful!
Luna had her school Christmas party the last day of school. We had a Christmas tea for the kids and then they sang a few songs. It was so cute! My tea table theme was the Rudolph movie that I did with Will's mom Jessica. It was a lot of fun!
Check out Luna's enthusiastic performance! I was cracking up!
Our last big Christmas activity was Todd's company Christmas party downtown at the Omni. We had a great time and loved that when I walked in, they treated us all to a Tiffany necklace as our gift! Now that's my kind of company! Thanks for babysitting mom!
We started this blog about 'nothing' a couple of years ago, but now it has turned into a blog about our precious daughter Luna, born on May 13, 2010! And then we welcomed baby Belle, 2 years later on May 23rd, 2012.