Friday, December 31, 2010

Disney World



We went to Disney World for Christmas! We went with my gramma and grandpa, all of my cousins, all of my aunts and uncles, and my mommy and daddy!

I picked out these Minnie Mouse ears at Disney World and loved wearing them.





Since it was my very first visit to Disney World, I got a button that said "1st Visit." This is a picture of me holding up my "1st Visit" button.












The other picture is of me and my cousin, Ellie. I love Ellie. She is three and I like to do whatever she does.




























































My smile in this picture sums it up - Disney World was SO MUCH FUN!!








Monday, December 13, 2010

Cookie Baker

I am officially a cookie baker!! Grandma and Mommy and I made Christmas cookie cutouts. First, we had to roll out the dough.


Then, you get your cookie cutters ready!








Next, you place the cookie cutter on the dough.



Then, you have to decorate the cookies.




You have to check out all of the cookies for a final time and put them in the oven.

Then, the yummiest part!! You get to eat one!! More, more, more!!









Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanksgiving and everything in between



Thanksgiving break was so much fun. I did quite a bit of cooking. I made pancakes and muffins. Yum!!







Then, I enjoyed eating what I made.



I had time to rock on my horse... ...ride my bike...
...play with my mommy's shoes (one of my favorite things to do!)...




...and decorate my own Christmas tree with special stickers!



Daddy and I tried to put the train together,

but we got distracted just playing with the train. We never did put the train together - oops :)



I played with the nativity set that my Grandpa made for me last Christmas.








Then, of course, I had to put up the Christmas lights in the front of the house.






On Thanksgiving, I got to play with my cousin, Katie, a lot. We had fun - we colored...












...played outside...







...and enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner!


The weekend after Thanksgiving, I got to visit Santa! I was happy to talk to him and have my picture taken!









Last week, we went to Wassilfest in New Braunfels. I basically just walked all over and then danced around.





On Saturday, I rang the bell for the Salvation Army...




...and donated some money, of course.












































Sunday, November 21, 2010

My first trip to the Windy City

This past week, I went to Chicago for the first time. Daddy went up last weekend and Mommy and I met him there mid-week. It was the first time that Mommy and I flew on our own and we did great!! I was a perfect passenger. I slept for a little bit at first and then colored, played with my doodle art and stickers, and read.


I was not a fan of wearing a hat and mittens. This is one of the few minutes when I actually wore my mittens.


We went to the Disney store and I played tea party.



I checked out the flowers along Michigan Avenue...



...had Jamba Juice for a snack (it started out as Mommy's, but it was so yummy, I made her share). See how protective I am of it in this picture.




Daddy and I posed by the skyline!





Daddy let me dip my food - I learned that double and triple dipping (and more!) is yummy and fun!






This is how I like to ride!




I liked looking out the hotel window before bedtime - right by the Chicago Theater.



We met Mommy's college roommate and went to the Shedd Aquarium with her husband and their two daughters. Larkin is 3 and a half and has my same birthday!! So cool! Allison is about two months older than I am. We had fun looking at all of the fish. This is a picture of Allison pointing out a big fish headed our way!
We hope that Katie, Doug, Larkin and Allison come to visit us soon. They could even come today - it's 80 here and we could play outside all day!! No hats or mittens needed! Come visit!
I also found a monkey at the aquarium. I was so excited because monkeys are currently my favorite animals!


I had a lot of fun playing on the benches at the aquarium.



If there was a museum of just benches, I bet it would be a pretty fun place!



Us, posing on a bench, of course!




I got to touch a starfish!



We took the subway ("L") back to the airport.



Whew - we made it through security. This was a long ordeal with crazy lines!


I carried my purse and pulled my suitcase throughout the airport. I paused to look at the Blues Brothers just hanging out in the airport.



I made it to my seat and relaxed for a bit before it was time to board the plane.


Then, I buckled myself in and was off to San Antonio again!