Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve In Review (12)

I am depicted here with the "Paula Deen" Seafood dip. This is something that I would normally not buy but we thought it was a good idea since she is the Grand Marshall of this years Rose Parade.

New Years Eve In Review (11)

The hot chocolate bar was a hit! We started this last year (when I was succumbing to the Evans family flu) and it was delicious! Happy New Year!!!!

New Years Eve In Review (10)

Movie time in the house!

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Sydney ate her "dinner" on the route.

New Years Eve In Review (8)

Movie time on the parade route!

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Brooke enjoyed her first night on the route!

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Becca and Mom are seen here with our 2011 New Years Mascot.

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Andrew and Grace stopped by for a visit.

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Sydney, Joshua and Elizabeth couldn't wait to get out on the parade route!

New Years Eve In Review (3)

Elizabeth liked her Chicken Soup. I served 3 soups and a chili, Kansas City Steak Soup, Maryland Crab Soup, and Giada's Lemon Chicken Soup.

New Years Eve In Review (2)

Brooke "The Hurter" went after Kevin

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Brooke kept mom company on the Rose Parade route while we waited for our guests to arrive.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Trip To Kids Space (& Snow)

We took our first trip to Kids Space last week, they had brought in tons of snow so we decided to make the trip over and see what Kids Space was all about. We loved it, (Sydney LOVED it) and ended up leaving with a six month membership.

Christmas Day Sydney Highlights

Christmas Day Brooke Highlights

Pam Rocks

And this add cracks me up every time I see it.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Disneyland Christmas Parade Date

Sydney and I were going to have a Christmas parade date last night but since Disneyland was "At Capacity" we couldn't get in. I called today and they were not at capacity so I decided to take her, we had a couple of great surprises: (1) It wasn't crowded at all-I guess the capacity news from yesterday and the rain kept people away. When we walked in (40 min before parade started) there were plenty of curb seats available. So we sat, ate popcorn and waited for the parade-which she loved. (2) The BFF family arrived and joined us for a couple of rides. Awesome!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Recap (Part 2-Christmas Eve)

Christmas Eve was great. I made my first ever Risotto (it was an asparagus risotto with tomatoes and chicken), Brooke had her first Christmas Eve, in addition to Mom, Andrew and James we had Libby and Keith join us for dinner, Grandma and Sydney played follow the leader and we ended the night by putting out cookies and strawberry milk for Santa.

Christmas Recap (Part 1-The Christmas Train)

Part of the Sauer family and part of the Evans family got together on December 23rd and took the Irvine Christmas Train. We had a great time and the kids got to play in a bounce house, see Santa, decorate Christmas cookies and of course, ride the Christmas train. We had a great time and will likely do it again next year. (I love how in the group shot the Thomas family looks terrible.)

The Christmas Card Photo

All the cards have been addressed, none have been mailed, beginning to wonder if they will be.....