Thursday, December 30, 2010

Enjoying another December bball game

Daisy taking in another vt bball game. This one from the front row!



Jeff Allen hitting a jumper!



Daisy enjoys sitting with her godmother Jeanette.





Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas day

Opening presents from Scott, Amy, and Brennan







No longer dreaming...

It is a white Christmas!



The first one in Virginia with a substantial snow fall on Christmas day in quite some time.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Story time...

Aunt Lisa reading the three wise men to Daisy on Christmas eve.



Thursday, December 23, 2010

I love hats

And I put this one on myself!


It's the division winner Chicago Bears!!!



Cookie Update

Today we made Candy Cane Cookies... we heard about them last year from David's brother Mike. The recipe can be found on Epicurious.

Here's a pic of the final product.



And an overall view of our cookie tray as it stands now...yum.




Wednesday, December 22, 2010

One of my favorite traditions

Making cookies...

Chocolate shortbread are done and here's Wendy finishing up the 'night nights'.


The last one is daisy sized...


They are successfully tucked into 'bed' (the oven) and the oven is off. Nighty night night nights... Eat you in the morning!!!

Up for tomorrow are eggnog logs and chocolate candy cane cookies. If you're nearby or far away come on over for some samples!

Various recent daisy pictures

Including some coldstone icecream after a hard day of shopping


Division champs!


Never naughty (yet) always nice!


Christmas tubas downtown


One of my favorite new words 'hat' and i lovel getting gloves and hats out of the bin and bringing them to daddy


I still like my boxes!


What a cute sweater from one of my coworkers!


What a cutie!


With grandpa


Just adorable


And an early Christmas gift from steve and jorie, although we forgot to get a picture of the three of them. Thanks for the penguin!


'christmas' morning with the boys


Mommy sleeping with her eyes open on the way back from early Christmas in
Richmond. Ask her! She doesn't remember this picture. She was asleep!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Reindeer Daisy






Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pics of week

Here are some pictures from the past week.

Daisy loves to wear her tutu... this is the purple one.

Sometimes she will wear the headband that she got with the tutu...other times she rips it off.

Daisy snoozing in her car seat with her newly repaired hat (thanks grammy!)


Daisy figured out how to stick her legs out between her crib...she didn't like it when they would get stuck.

Walking around in her tutu again...

What has become a typical occurrence...Daisy playing hard, then falling asleep in her high chair while eating.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

From Game...

A video David took from his seats in the first half of the game... he and my dad have seats 10 rows from the field, courtesy of a friend of my parents.
video

Let's hope the Hokies can keep it up! :)

Snowy Saturday

Well the snow that was predicted has arrived...

Here's an early view from our deck


A later view

And a final view from tonight

Daisy and I have stayed in the warmth most of the day. David went to Charlotte with my dad to see the Hokies play tonight!

Daisy has had a bath (she enjoys sitting in the "big" tub now)


She also enjoys wearing her orange and her tutu at the same... what can I say?


Just a little while ago she fell asleep in the high chair eating dinner..

That's about it for our Saturday so far... I'd say we got about 3 inches of snow so far. As for the rest of the day, let's hope we have plenty of reasons to cheer tonight!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Blacksburg Christmas!

Tonight marked Blacksburg's annual Christmas celebration! It included pictures with Santa, the tree lighting, hot chocolate and cider in the farmer's market, tubas and choirs, and the parade.

We met Daisy's friend Penelope (and her mom) downtown and started with Santa pictures. The girls are basically the same age (a few weeks apart) and neither had ever done Santa before. Let's just say they are not looking forward to doing it again. They both were TERRIFIED of Santa. But we had waited in line for 40 minutes so we took pics anyway.

Daisy and Santa -- she is NOT a fan.

  Penelope did a little better on her turn.
 We tried one more time with both of them -- no dice! :)
At least we have some great blackmail photos for when they are teenagers!

After Santa, we went and grabbed some free hot beverages and enjoyed the crowds around the farmer's market. We listened to several songs by the tubas. Our friends went home, and we walked to the Cellar to eat dinner, just like we did last year. While in the Cellar (right downtown), the tree was lit and the parade got underway. We might have stuck around outside after eating but it was flurrying snow and it was VERY cold outside! So we headed home and snuggled inside in the warmth.

On the way to our car, we took these photos of us by the big tree:

Fun night on the town, and it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Blacksburg!