Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas in the Park

We've made it to San Jose! We're already having a blast. Yesterday was a very long day...the trip is quite a bit different to San Jose from Indiana as compared to Utah. But we made it with no problems...and Molly was a dream. That's always something to be thankful for.

Tonight we went to Christmas in the Park...a San Jose tradition. It's definately something that you could never do in a place that ever gets snow. With lots of Christmas trees and lights, and little display booths, there was plenty to look at. Molly even got to ride on a Carousel. She was so excited when David first put her on the horse, but once it started moving, she started to panic and David ended up just holding her the whole time anyway. But it was worth a shot.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tis the Season

It feels like a lot has happened this last week and 1/2. Here's a sampling of what's gone on...

When we got back to Indiana after Thanksgiving, there was some snow on the ground. I decided to bundle up Molly and myself, and take a trip outside. Molly had a blast, even though there wasn't that much snow. The only problem was that whenever she would take a step, snow would stick to her boots, so with each step, there would be more and more snow...after a couple of times of kicking her feet to get the snow off, she refused to walk in the snow. So then I ended up carrying her everywhere there wasn't a sidewalk. But it was fun to enjoy the first snow of the season.Molly on the playground, saying "boo" through the poles...this is a favorite pastime of hers.

We put up our Christmas decorations last week. Molly knew exactly what to do, since she had just done the same thing over Thanksgiving at my parent's house. It was interesting trying to figure out where to put the tree...we really don't have much room around here. We ended up putting it in Molly's little play nook. She's been very good about not playing with the tree, though.

On Friday night, we babysat our neighbor's little boy, Eli. He's about 9 months old, and such a cutie. The last time we watched him he was not happy, but this time he had a blast playing with Molly and David.

And last but not least, on Saturday Purdue Village did their annual Christmas party for the families. There were some fun activities, such as coloring, painting ornaments, Christmas movies, and of course, the visit from Santa. It came as no surprise that Molly wanted nothing to do with Santa. Here is our first try at getting her to sit with him:

We smartened up fairly quickly though, so once Molly settled down a little, we tried again, this time with David. She was much happier that way.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This One's for Matthew

Even though we had great fun in Iowa over Thanksgiving, we were a little sad that we couldn't be with David's family in California...everyone was there but us. Molly's cousin Matthew, who's almost four, made a cute video for her saying hi...even though he wasn't too happy about it. Molly has enjoyed watching it hundreds (and I'm really not exaggerating) of times...if I turn it on for her she gets all excited, and once it's done, she signs for more. I think part of the reason she loves it so much is her Uncle Jon says her name "Molly" very clearly in the beginning, so she knows it's for her. Anyway, this is for Matthew...thanks for your video!

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Ring Around the Roses

One of Molly's favorite songs to do is "Ring Around the Roses." We recently got together with our new friends Tracy and Amy (Amy is very close to Molly in age) and got Molly and Amy to do it together. It was pretty hilarious. I didn't have my camera with me, but Tracy got some cute pics that she put on her blog, so I'll just send you over there to check them out. Click Here!