Friday, January 15, 2010

1st Time to the Snow!!

We took Hannah to the snow for the first time last weekend, and our friends Gina, John, and Emma came along, too. We were worried that the girls would totally hate the snow- from being cold, to all the gear they had to wear but we were pleasantly suprised when they both ran to play in it like they see snow every day! The weather was perfect, nice and sunny, and it actually got kind of warm after running the girls up the hills constantly. At first, they only wanted to dig and build a snowman (which we found out is a LOT harder than you would think), but we eventually talked them into sledding down a hill. We started out small, and then the dad's would creep them up higher and higher each time they went. After every single time they would both shout "Again! Again!" They just couldn't get enough, it was so cute seeing them enjoy something so much!

Loved sledding down the hills together! The parents took turns going with them too, but I think they liked it best when it was just them!

I asked Hannah if she was going to make a snow angel, and before asking how to do so, she got right down on the ground and started her angel! I'm sure she has seen it in a movie or something but I was pretty impressed she instantly knew what to do!

After seeing the parents take part in snowball fights both girls thought it was so fun to also throw snowballs- but for some reason Hannah kept aiming hers at me!! Maybe this was her way of saying "Stop with the camera already!!" :)

After a few hours of playing we had a little lunch break in the cars, but the girls were ready to go back out and play- they just couldn't get enough!

I love this picture, it shows just how much fun they were having! We didn't hear one complaint from either of them... until it was time to leave and that's cause they would have stayed forever if they could have!!

Towards the end we were all getting tired of hiking these girls up the hills in the sled so they just started sliding down small hills on their butts!

All the girls!!

I love our little family!!

Hannah found a perfect hole that her tiny butt fit into perfectly! hahaha

For the way home I brought each girl a ring pop, Hannah was zonked out before she could even finish hers! She fell asleep while she was licking it! hahaha

Our first time in the snow with Hannah was a blast, it went perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better time! We were thrilled that she totally loved it and can't wait to take her again!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

We had such a fun New Years Eve sleepover with Gina and Emma. The girls spent the afternoon playing together so well, it's awesome that they are getting to the age where they keep eachother entertained and play so nice together without fighting. It's super to cute to hear them have conversations with eachother and they made up some game about dragons that they always like to play, it's very cute! I made a huge spread of yummy dips and appetizers that we snacked on all night. We figured since we weren't eating a proper dinner, the girls didn't have to either, so I made them their own plates of snacks and treats that they munched on while watching Snow White.

The cute girls sitting on the couch enjoying their grub!
After they ate, they became princesses and danced around the living to princess music- seriously their favorite pasttime lately. We were finally able to get them to pose for at least one "best friend picture" before they were off and dancing some more.
We were hoping all that running around and staying up a little later than normal would make putting them to bed a lot easier, but their was just too much going on for them to settle down. We did the normal bedtime routine with stories and put them to bed in separate rooms but they eventually convinced us they should have a real sleepover and go to bed in the same bed. So they layed in the extra room sofa bed that we just got because it has more room than Hannah's little toddler bed. After about an hour of reading books and gossiping they were still awake and they somehow convinced us that a movie in bed was what they needed. Since it was so late by this point, we were sure they would pass out while watching Little Mermaid, however since neither of them ever fall asleep to watching tv that was also too exciting to relax and close their eyes.
Here the cute girls are snuggeled in bed watching a movie.
While the girls were tucked up in bed, the parents and our friends Andy and Nicole continued to snack, drink, and have fun. It was great just relaxing at home and enjoying the company of great friends.

We've been friends for over 20 years now and our girls seem to be following in our footsteps!

Finally, midnight was right around the corner and apparently we needed a shot of vodka to ring in the new year!
Here's Nick getting the shots ready for everyone.

Happy New Year kiss!!

After the new year commotion was over we went to check on the girls, just knowing they would be sound asleep by this point... we were wrong! We brought the girls down stairs for a few minutes of celebrating 2010!

Hannah was super excited about making it to midnight! hahaha She kept shouting "Happy New year!!"
We then put the girls back in their separate beds and both were passed out within minutes. This new years was so much fun and I'm so happy I got to spend it with some of the people I love!