Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Month 03.02 (part I) - The Nice List.

"Santa, I'm not on the Naughty list, am I?"

Paige confirmed with Santa that she made the Nice List (it was a barn-burner, that is for sure).  We went to visit my parents up in Detroit Lakes the weekend before Christmas, and took a drive to the Santa Village at Rheault Farm in Fargo.  It was really nice, and Paige had a great time, and got to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, some of the reindeer, and even took a horse and buggy ride.

Bonus Photos:

 "Saint Nicolas left candy in my boots! eww."

 "Snowball fight!"

We had an impromptu snowball fight at the tree farm while picking out our Christmas Tree.  Paige had a blast.

 (another shot from Rheault farm, courtsey of Grandpa Will)

"Let's bake cookies!"

Yes, Valerie and Paige have matching aprons, and yes, Baby Girl has one too.  Thanks Mor Mor Teri!

Month 03.01 - Fall Play Time


(Sorry it has taken so long to get back to posting.  Longer than I had hoped, but the last month and a half has been crazy busy.)  Paige loves a good leaf pile.  Unfortunately her shoes don't love to stay on her feet.  It was an interesting fall as usual.  The leaves turned casually, but dropped in large droves.  Unfortunately as soon as we finished the second batch of raking we had a turn of colder weather and the last of the leaves dropped and ended up being covered in snow.  (Which subsequently melted, but we are pretty tired of the leaf raking).

Bonus Photos:

 "Blow out the candles with me Momma!"

Birthday Reprise.  We had another "family" birthday party for Paige.  It was a lot of fun.

 "Come draw with me.  Let's make a picture"

Sidewalk chalk in late November.  Crazy.

 "Around the block just once?  It isn't THAT cold yet!"

"I'll save you Baby Girl."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Week 02.52 (part two) - Three Peas.

"Funny face birthday photo!"

Well, another year has gone by.  It is so hard to believe that Paige is already 3.  She has grown so quickly this year.  She has progressed from toddler to little girl.  She had a blast at her birthday party, and had a lot of friends come over to visit.  Including her good friend Kate and her new friend Amelia (see Amelia and her brother Jack's blog Here - Baby 366).  I believe this marks the first photo of the two of them together, as they have not had an opportunity to play together before. I'm surprised the internet didn't break when I posted this.  At first there was some shyness to get over, but that fell away quickly, and they were soon playing like the oldest of friends.

Moving on to next year, I don't know that I will keep a strict weekly format.  We've been so very busy lately that I've been hard pressed to keep up, and I don't want to bore everyone with uninteresting pictures.  I do, however, promise to post at least once per month.  I am sure there will be plenty of bonus photos along the way too.

Bonus Photos:

"Happy Birthday to Paige, Happy Birthday to..., oh wait Momma, it's my birthday, so I don't sing to myself.  That's silly!"

"Take THAT!"
"It's ok Baby Boy, don't cry.  I'll take care of you."