Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Day 91 - December 24, 2014

'Twas the night before Christmas...


Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 89 - December 22, 2014




Day 87 - December 20, 2014

Orange picking in our backyard!


Day 85 - December 18, 2014


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day 80 - December 13, 2014




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 78 - December 11, 2014

Adelyn was putting an ornament on her Advent calendar a few days ago and we were counting the days left until Christmas when I said, "Only 16 days until Christmas.  Oh boy, we still need to get a present for Daddy."

Adelyn: "It's not Daddy's birthday.  It's baby Jesus' birthday."

Me: "You're right.  Does baby Jesus need a present then?"

Adelyn: "Yes!"

Me: "What do you think baby Jesus would like for Christmas?"

Adelyn: "How about a teddy bear to make him happy?"

Me: "That's a great idea!"

It's been such a joy to see her love for Jesus grow this holiday season.  Our sweet Addy Grace makes me detour on the way to and from preschool so that we can pass at least one nativity scene.  She makes us walk through the neighbourhood several times a day to see all the Christmas decorations.  She points out every Santa, snowman, penguin, and candy cane we pass, but nothing makes her face light up more than when she sees baby Jesus.

"Mommy, take my picture with baby Jesus!"


Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 75 - December 8, 2014




Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 74 - December 7, 2014


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 70 - December 3, 2014

One of the girls' Christmas gifts arrived early and there was no way we could leave the boxes in the living room until the big day.


"You put it together, Mama, and I'll watch you."

I took one look at the instructions and decided to abandon the bunk beds in favour of making a mattress slide with my girls.



Day 69 - December 2, 2014

It looks like we're becoming true Californians.  Little B's all bundled up for a little rain!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 66 - November 29, 2014

Briar's 1st Thanksgiving meal was a huge hit!


Day 65 - November 28, 2014

Adelyn did a beautiful job decorating our Christmas tree all by herself!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 64 - November 27, 2014

So thankful for my girls!







Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day 62 - November 25, 2014


Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 61 - November 24, 2014

A beautiful (and hot!) November day at the splash pad!





Friday, November 21, 2014

Day 58 - November 21, 2014


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day 55 - November 18, 2014



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 53 - November 16, 2014




Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day 52 - November 15, 2014




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Day 50 - November 13, 2014

This morning, Adelyn wrote a Christmas list for each member of our family.  On the top of "Mommy's Christmas List" she had me write, "a Jesus baby in Mommy's tummy."  Addy falls in love with every baby Jesus she sees.  "He's so cute," she'll say to me.  I think she's hoping baby Jesus will make an appearance on Christmas morning.  He'll be there, sweet girl, even if you can't see him.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Day 46 - November 9, 2014



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Day 43 - November 6, 2014


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 42 - November 5, 2014




Sunday, November 2, 2014

Day 39 - November 2, 2014

Mommy's little helper!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Day 38 - November 1, 2014

Annual Halloween party with our birth class friends!