Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Day!

Due to a blizzard that rolled through New Englad today, daddy's work was closed and we had a family SNOW DAY!
Mommy and Daddy took turns working on their computers, but there was enough time to have some pancakes for breakfast and then take a quick run around outside when Daddy shoveled the steps.

Here is Alice getting ready to go outside

The snow was still falling and Alice laughed when it landed on her nose!

Our little Snow bunny had a great time clearing out the snow

She even gave it a taste! But it was too cold!

The rest of the pictures are in the online album. Hope you had a fun Snow Day today too!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dancing with a new hat

Alice received a new dress and 'hat' from her adoptive PaPa and YiaYia (Nicky's Grampie and Grammie).  She was so excited to wear her new hat, she did a little dance.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Max!

This past weekend, we attended the 1st birthday of Max!  Max is the son of Lisa's college friend, Melissa and her husband, Peter.  Max definitely wins the award for knowing the highest number of other babies by his first birthday.  There must have been more than 30 little kids there!  It is so much fun that all of our friends are having kids now - lots of new friends for Alice!
Two of Lisa's college friends, Lypor and Melynda, and their daughters, Victoria and Anna Rose.  Between them is the birthday boy, himself:
Melynda and Anna:
Melynda's husband Jay, and their son, Nick.  Nick is three weeks younger than Alice.  It has been fun to watch them grow up at the same time so far:
Max!  He is so cute and has mastered walking.  We look forward to hanging out with Max and his parents again soon - maybe when things are a bit quieter:
Alice and Daddy:
Here are lots more photos of us, enjoying the festivities.  Thanks to Melissa and Peter for having us and great job throwing such a great party!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Santa Came!

We were excited to find that Santa made a special post-Christmas trip to our house after we got back from North Dakota.  We had our very own Christmas morning on January 2nd!  It was a very fun day.  Alice opened all of her presents from Santa and we had a nice family breakfast.  We relaxed and played with Alice's new toys throughout the rest of the day.

Santa filled our stockings:
...and there were lots of presents under the tree.  Alice was, apparently, a very good girl this year!
Santa took a bite of the cookies we left out for him, which Alice was happy to see:
In addition to all of her toys, Santa made sure to leave Alice a box of Macaroni & Cheese in her stocking, which was the only thing she asked Santa for this year!  (We ate the box for dinner as our special Christmas meal!)
A huge hit was Alice's "food":
She also received this cute, cuddly Mom and Baby elephants:
She loves her new stroller and took the opportunity to push all of her dolls around in it:
Santa also realized that Alice loves playing with "coins" and got her a folder to collect all the State Quarters - she loves looking at the pictures on the back of the quarters and then pounding them into the folder!  (Truly a financial planner's daughter!)
She also has really enjoyed the kitchen she received from Great Aunt Ricky and Great Uncle Charlie in Florida.  It has been a wonderful complement to all the play food she got from Santa, and she has really enjoyed playing with it and making meals for us!
Here is a link to the rest of the photos from "Christmas morning".  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas in Boston

When we returned to Boston from North Dakota and recuperated from all of our germs, we spent a relaxing afternoon at Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris's apartment in Boston.  Grammie and Grampie Baptiste joined us.  We had a nice lunch and exchanged presents.  It was a fun day!

Here is a link to the rest of the photos from the day.