Monday, December 24, 2012

Playing "catch up"...

It feels like I haven't blogged in forever, so this post is definitely loaded with all the good stuff and super eventful days we've had...
There was my work's Holiday party, which I attended with my hubby.. I must say the party was lame but it's always fun to spend time with my love and my good friends...


...then there was Martyna's "Sushi Party", which was very entertaining despite the fact that I despise sushi...it was fun, however, to see Kevin (one of Martyna's friends) prepare loads of sushi from scratch...


...the girls of course, have been having so much fun getting ready for Christmas and enjoying all the yummy foods and cute treats this season brings...


I took the girls to their yearly dentist appointment and they did great.. We're currently exploring the possibility of putting a "reminder appliance" on the roof of Olivia's mouth to end the thumb sucking habit once and for all.. that's one of the new things to come in 2013...we'll see how that goes considering Olivia freaked out just hearing about it.. ahhhh..fun times!


On Dec 19th the girls had their Christmas party at school.. Gaby's class performed "Frosty the Snowman" and I must say that seeing 18 preschoolers sing and dance  this Christmas classic is up there with the cutest stuff I've ever seen.. way too adorable!


...then there was Olivia's show.. The Kindergarten class sang Christmas songs and did a little play about the Nativity.. it was great and Olivia was so proud of herself...


...this is one of my cute Catechism students with a ginger bread house he made..he's adorable so I had to post his picture! ;)


On Dec 22nd, I celebrated my 31st birthday.. I had a wonderful day, filled with all the joy and laughter I could ask for..
This is a picture of my birthday cake, which is probably the ugliest cake I've ever had.. BUT it was delicious so the looks weren't that important!


On the same day, we attended Stephanie's baptism.. we ate paella and enjoyed some time with our good friends... It was a great way to celebrate my birthday..and the weather was amazing, which made that day that much better!


I also took the girls to the new "American Girl" store, which recently opened in Miami...I will say that as adorable as those dolls are, I cannot bring myself to spend that much money on a silly doll.. I mean, how many kids are starving in this world??  Why does a doll cost $105 and why do people buy it?  I'm not sure.. I just don't get it.. Thankfully the girls aren't into dolls so I don't have that kind of pressure...(I will say that if you have bought an American Girl doll, I respect your choice...it's just not something I would do...but I'm sure little girls love them)...the store WAS adorable though, but it was more like a museum experience for us... a well worth one!


We enjoyed some family time and walked around "The Falls"...


..at night I celebrated some more with the rest of the family...it was indeed a memorable birthday!


....and to end this post.. this is a picture of Olivia...clearly ready for Christmas.. These kids are such a joy!!


...and last but not least.. a picture of the girls with their uncle Luis, who visited us for a couple of days... it was great having him around....


I hope everyone enjoys their Christmas.. and that we all remember the real meaning of this wonderful holiday!
Merry Christmas!!!

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