Sunday, December 4, 2011

First Snowfall of the Season

Matea had her first experience with snow this weekend. Her Aunt Katy had just sent her a snowsuit so it was perfect timing. She didn't know what to think of not having any hands.

where'd my hands go?

We went out first thing in the morning, hence no makeup and bedhead. Matea looks cute though

Making her first snowangel

Look what I made!

A winter wonderland-that only lasted till noon

Daddy's little girl

The below picture is right before she face planted and learned that snow is cold. It's hard crawling in a snowsuit.

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A Guys Thanksgiving

This thanksgiving was definitely a guys holiday. That's not to say I didn't have fun, because I did, it's just the guys had a blast. It started off thanksgiving morning with flag football. While Jacob, his dad and brother did that Matea and I played in the park.

Just swinging

The boys played for quite a while

Next up was day 1 of golfing.

I tagged along while my mother-in-law Tara babysat. ( I married into a great family)

Jacob and his brother

All the men folk. We then headed home for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. I had fun this year actually cooking some sides. I did happy bread, my aunt Patty's yummy stuffing, pumpkin cookies, and a chocolate vanilla walnut torte. Sooo much yummy food. The next few days were filled with more golfing and watching any/all sporting events on tv. Whenever we could get the boys away from the sport shows we'd play games. Our favs are dominion, bohnanza, bananagrams, and great dalmuti.

Matea helping me do laundry after thanksgiving.

Here's a cute video of one of Matea's latest tricks.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Birthday Week 2011

This post is very overdue. All our birthdays fall within 6 days of each other and my parents said they'd take us on a trip when Jacob graduated. We decided to combine there offer with our birthday week. Matea probably had the best first birthday of any baby.

It was a great trip. Matea did awesome flying. She loved eating sand and playing in the water. She was a little hesitant with the wave but once you got her in the ocean she was happy as could be. Since my parents came with us we had babysitters and could still do fun activities. We got to scuba dive 3 times, jet ski,paddle board and go to a funny magic show.

The only bad thing was about 5 hours before we left our rental car got broken into and my diaper bag with my wallet was stolen. Luckily nothing else was taken and the police gave me a report to prove my identity to fly home.

Thanks mom and dad for the great vacation!