Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dunkin' our Darling

This past Sunday, we gave Fiona the holy dunk. ;) She was baptized at our church, St. Martin of Tours, with all her grandparents, aunts and uncles in attendence. It was a small but beautiful ceremony and as usual, Fiona was a star, smiling and taking in all the love an affection with grace. Welcome to the family little lady, you will no doubt make us all overjoyed with what you will bring to humankind.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hot Tamales!

Kai fully embraced the holidays this year with wonder and delight. He even started to learn some of the family traditions. Here are a few photos of him learning to make beef tamales with his Nana.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Just a few photos from Christmas Eve. Hope you are enjoying this wonderful day.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa's Little Helpers

The Holidays (and no, I'm not being P.C., just referring to the many holidays between Thanksgiving to New Years) are so much fun with kids. The wonder in their eyes, the gasp, "wows" around every corner. The belief in all things joyful. Needless to say, I'm enjoying festive wear for the kids too. Here are our little Elves in Training.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Turkeys, hams, and various other family members

Last week we were able to spend a few consecutive days in Mesa, visiting my Mom's side of the family. The kids loved staying in one place and just hanging out. I think they left my mom's house a total of 2 times in 5 days. Kai was in heaven.

Here is my grandma and Fiona. Check out her 2 bottom teeth! She now has two more on top too.
Addison & my mom are enjoying a little time on the plasma cars. Way to be forever young mom!
Katie brought over a little tunnel and the kids clearly loved it. I call this photo "pure joy".

Fiona relaxes as Kai, Addison and my mom take turns wheeling her around the backyard. If you look closely you can see Katie's garden in the back. She's quite the farmer these days!
Wow! Here is Fiona with my cousin's son Evan. He's a month older than Fiona. I'd say they even look sorta related! Ha ha.

Here is Kai & Taisi playing at the Iwan's house. Kai, ever the rock star, loved the microphone.

Mom, again exhibiting her youth, playing with sweet Fiona.

Addison & Kai were grooving to my mom's funky disco album. Boy those kids have the moves!

It was a great trip. I only wish we could do it again soon. Hope you all had a great turkey day!