Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 30 - Snow

Caitlyn made this snowman. She is a very determined young girl. She accomplishes anything she puts her mind too. I am confident she will lead a very successful life~ no matter what she puts her heart towards.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 29 - SNOW!

Woot! We got snow today! Finally some snow to play in. The girls are so happy and we are feeling very cozy in our home.

Day 28 - Dreaming of snow

our home is decorated with paper snowflakes, we have been dreaming of a white Christmas... still no snow. the girls keep asking when the snow is going to come~

Day 27 - Remembering~

Oops~ I forgot to take a picture this day! So I'll post one of my many favorites to fill the space in remembrance of warmer days.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 26 - Daddy duties

when you have little girls, there are certain things you will have to do...
it was too adorable to see my hubby carrying our 2 year old's new bag~

Day 25 - Christmas with Flair~

waiting to go rollerskating~ love it!

Day 24 - Cookies for Santa

2 cookies for Santa plus 10 carrots for his reindeer and letters to Santa ~ Christmas Eve

Day 23 - Winter

dark, cold, winter, blues, shiver, wind, void of sunlight, brrrr, affects me~

Day 22 - BFF's

fun times~

Day 21 - gingerbread sewing

we are very much into gingerbread dolls this year~

Day 20 - Kissin' the Santa Baby

Day 19 - Boots with the Fur

fashion @ 13

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 18 - typing

this is my grandmother Edna's typewriter that she purchased in 1948. i love it very much, it is a treasure of mine~

i need to take it for service so that it will operate properly.... if you ever get a messy typed letter from me, you'll know that i love you very much... to take the time to type on something so adored~

Day 17 - Birds in a Tree (Hundreds)

reminded me of "partridges in a pear tree"

Day 16 - List 4 Santa (Mom)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 15 - Blocks

a family favorite childhood toy~

Day 14 - Giving

I look forward to hearing the bells ringing and I keep money on me to put into the kettle each time I leave the house...the bells are an important part of the spirit of Christmas to me. Giving~~~

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 13 - Playing Cards~

the Twins are getting very good at playing cards and "this is WAR"~ We had a great day as a family, playing games. Brianna and I were playing a game called NARDS. Later, we played "Don't Make Me Laugh"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 12 - Piggytails~

FINALLY, enough hair for piggytails~~~

Day 11 - twirly~

Haileyroo twirls her hair daily and every night to comfort herself to sleep. I am surprised that she still has any hair on the top of her head, because it is in such a knot that I have to cut the knots out on a regular basis..... Today, we converted her crib into the toddler bed. She was so EXCITED because she is a big girl now!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 10 - "I'll do it myself mommy..."

peeling a clementine~ she is only 2, but she does everything her big sisters do... I loved how the light was shining on her hair, the way she was standing, and she was so intent while peeling her clementine... I adore my baby girl.

Day 9 - Piano

We really enjoy music in our home~ all types.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 8 - Candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candy! "more Candy, please"

Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 7 - Thinking of my Dad & Grandpa

I am always reminded of my Dad & Grandpa whenever I see different types of trees and the seeds. My Dad was in management at Tsemeta Nursery.

Tsemeta Nursery is a branch of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Forestry Department, and provides the Hoopa Tribe the ability to re-plant it's recently logged units with native seedlings.

My grandfather was in the logging business for years. I actually LOVE trees and am very fascinated with the texture, color, shape, size, etc. I love listening to them both talk trees.

This tree is on my property and has hundreds of pine cones. I've been wanting to learn to collect and regrow myself. Someday~

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 6 - Silver Bells Laughing

my 2 year old spent almost an entire hour hanging the same 5 silver bells all in a row on the same branch, every time she would be putting the last bell on, they would all fall off the tree and she would have to start over, since I laughed out loud the first time, each time it happened she would start laughing and we would all laugh~~~ the joy of teaching a child to LAUGH through adversity.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 5 - Santa Visits

Every year Santa visits our house on a firetruck, he remembers the girls and we love the special one on one time with him ~ "Merry Christmas!"

Day 4 - To Infinity and Beyond

"Can I watch a movie mommy?" "Which movie do you want" "Buzz Lightyear and Woody and Jessie" "Ok honey" Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are the movies we are watching over and over again at our house right now. She was so excited to see the Buzz Lightyear ride at Walmart. Too sweet~

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 3 - how to cut down a Christmas tree

hahaha, my hubby sure knows how to cut down a Christmas tree! POWER tools. highly recommended method: efficient, fast - "get'er done!"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 2 - mid-morning sunshine~

while enjoying my coffee this morning, laughing & talking with my daughter, I noticed that my favorite coffee cup was sparkling and creating fun leaf patterns of light on my table cloth... truly enjoying the simple things in life~~~ I've had this coffee cup for 2 years and this is the first time I've ever seen it sparkle!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 1 - stringing lights

capturing the concentration of a 5 year old hanging Christmas lights~