Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cali's first......

HAIRCUT! It was last week when I realized she needed a trim as I was attempting to comb through many,many tangles in her hair. The ends of her hair were so fine and tangled easily in her curls. So, I called our great beautician and she hooked us up. At first Cali did not like it.

Once she was sitting up and saw herself in the mirror, all the tears dried up and she sat fine.

I even got a cheesy smile out of her.

Thank you Aunt Sherri for doing such a great job on all of our hair!! We love you.

Cali even felt so confident with her new hair cut that she thought she might look like Hannah Montana in this nifty wig!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


This is what my 3 year old has been calling me lately. Yes it is my name, but so wierd to have her do it all the time. She'll say, "Monika, can you get me a snack?" or "Monika, I have to go potty!" It is cute but I keep correcting her and telling her I want her to call me mommy. Gotta love that girl!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

christmas activity #2...

Last night we had our home group Christmas party. Rather than all of us make a dish, find a silly gift to exchange or steal, or do the same things we have always done, we did something very different this year. We all got sitters for our kids and headed to Las Colinas area to stay the night at my brother-in-laws hotel. We did a little shopping during the day with the Lathrops, went to the hotel to change, we all headed to a mexican restaurant called 7 Salsas, and then came back to the hotel for dessert, coffee, and games. We really had so much fun together. It was a nice relaxing night before all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends that we can do these kind of things together. ( Sidenote: Lance and I are almost completely finished with our Christmas shopping! Yea!!!!!)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas in style...

This year we have made a pact with our best friends, Justin and Andrea, that we would do more Christmas activities together. It has begun. We have started it off with a Christmas concert. Tuesday night we went to see Michael W. Smith and the Dallas Symphony sing and play Christmas music. It was so much fun. We think we might start doing it every year now.

Here is our group that we went with.
Stay tuned for more activties with the Lathrops......

Monday, December 1, 2008

a fun party..

Last night we celebrated Cali's best friends 4th birthday. It was such a fun time. I didn't take pictures but thought I would blog about how creative her mommy is. It was a reindeer themed party. So, as we arrive, the house is all decked out in Christmas decor. Then Andrea had little reindeer hats for all the kids to wear. She also had 2 different crafts to make. Each kid made a candy cane reindeer and also a reindeer ornament. It was really cute seeing all the kids around the table with adults closely behind them. She even had all reindeer food. Cookies decorated as reindeer and also reindeer cupcakes. It was so much fun. I was impressed by her creativity. (Not that she has ever let me down at a party she has hosted!!!)