Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Catching Up

I hope everyone had a very nice Christmas. We had a nice quiet one after getting home Christmas Eve.

Our trip was nice and I am happy to report Gabriella did awesome on the plane. The carseat was definitely the trick and she slept for about 1/2 of each trip. The only issue was she spent the first 45 minutes of the ride down trying to kick and push the seat in front of her. The carseat puts her legs right up near it. Ferdy and I had to literally hold her legs down. Not fun at all. She finally went to sleep. On the way back, thank goodness one of the seats in the row in front of us was empty and we could warn the person they may want to move one over. But, all-in-all, it went far better than expected. It definitely would have been a different experience if we had tried to have her be a lap child.

I'll post again with pictures from our trip to Puerto Rico, but here are some pics from Christmas. Gabriella got a play kitchen and table and chairs she is having fun with it. Can you believe I restrained myself and that is all I got her??? I'm proud of myself!

Ferdy's mom gave her this baby doll and high chair, and she has been enjoying feeding the baby.

As usual, the box is a big hit.

Helping daddy put it together.

As usual, Bing has to be part of the scene.

Any wonder why I couldn't have a regular tree in the house? And this doesn't account for the toddler tornado.

Now, the funny thing about this is we didn't realize that it wasn't just Bing. Notice the fur over on the right? Aha...

Opening her playfood that her Titi Ady gave her to go with her kitchen.

Showing Grandma how everything in her kitchen works in case she wants to come over and use it.

Cooking with daddy.

Opening a present from Grandma.

A Santa pillow!!!!!


Kerri said...

Looks like she had a great time!
Kerri and Ruby

nikki said...

Looks like a great Christmas. Liv got a kitchen too, a Step Two also. I am already sick of the sound the burner makes!!!!

Carrie said...

Glad the trip went well and the plane wasn't too bad. I was thinking of you and hoping for the best. We are going to have a lap child for our trip to Disney TWO weeks from Friday. I will e-mail you about getting together and hopefully we can coordinate with Corey, Farrah, and Shelby too.

The kitchen is great. Savannah loves hers (she has the Fisher-Price Go and Grow). That is a big gift, so you did well! It is easy to go crazy with our girls. Next year will be harder when they actually want things and can express it.

Love the cats and their hiding and Bing in on the action.

Glad you had a merry one and happy new year! Don't know when I will get a computer chance again!

Anonymous said...

Miss G,

What a great idea! Sit in the oven before you buy it. LOL!

Auntie S

Muriel and Jerry said...

Love the kitchen. Glad you had a fantastic Christmas. Can't wait to see the pics from PR

N & D said...

Looks like she really lvoes her kitchen! Glad to hear your trip and plane rides went well!
happy new year :)

Sharon & Bill said...

Glad your trip went well!!
Looks like Gabriella loves her new kitchen and playing Mommy. I love the picture of her feeding her doll in the high chair!! That is so sweet!


Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

Glad you had a great trip. Maya got that same kitchen. I love the little sizzling sound. Maya was scared of it at first but not anymore.

Our Family of 5 said...

Glad you had a great time and made it home. Good for you for refraining. I didn't refrain..LOL
Adorable pics of Miss G. She is a cutie as always~

Well-heeled mom said...

We were just talking about how easy it used to be when The Boy didn't fully understand about asking for gifts for Christmas and a little went a long way!

Shana said...

Haley had a very similar kitchen set. They will have to get together to compare recipes! Merry Christmas to you all!
-Shana, Kevin, and Haley
(soon to have Mia and Kyan)

Kim said...

Good for you on the restraint!! I did pretty good this year, too. (I think!!)

I'm also glad the plane ride went well. I can't wait to see the pics from PR!!

Crystal said...

Hey girlie!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the kitchen set! We have the same one and Sophie LOVES it!! Caleb too!

Hey I just wanted to Thank you for being there for me when I was struggling-- Thank you it is going to be okay --------ALLEEN


Thank you thank you for just being you and helping me thru this THANK YOU GIRLIE THANK YOu!!!!!!!!!

MMrussianadoption said...

glad you had a great time. I could use some sun right about now. the weather here has been awful. we got ours a kitchen too for hanukkah. they are a lot of fun.