Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ashlyn's First Snow Angels

I love snow. I really do. I'm not a fan of the super cold temps that seem to go along with it, but snow...I heart it! Apparently Ashlyn does as well. She was SOOOO excited when we FINALLY got enough snow fall on Monday (1-9-11) to go out in her snow suit and make some real snow angels. She has been practicing for this day all year long.

This was actually the first time I really let her get out there and play in it. And play she did. She made about 50 snow angels in all. She also liked licking the snow off of pretty much everything that had snow on it. She attempted to lick the snow off a metal fence and I think I startled her pretty good when I caught her, tongue out, headed to the metal pole and with me screaming...NOT THE POLE! Oh gosh, I could just see me freaking out while my poor daughter has her tongue stuck to a pole. We narrowly missed that panic moment. *wiping forehead*

Here are a few pictures of her enjoying the only snow we've had this year. The first picture made the local news!!! She's a celebrity!!

Catching snowflakes on her tongue. (My FAVORITE picture!)

A REAL Snow Angel!

A wet snowbaby bum (after the snow angel).

Licking snow off a rock.

I wish we could all enjoy the snow as much as children do. *smiles* Stay safe and warm everyone!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Holidays...Welcome 2011!

The holidays have, sadly, come to an end. We enjoyed so much time with friends and family. Ashlyn, of course, enjoyed Santa's visit. As you can see, she was obviously a very good girl.

Waiting to Open Presents

The Aftermath
We spent NYE at home. This was a treat because this would normally be her time with her dad. But he had made other plans that weren't really "kid friendly", so I gladly stayed home with her and enjoyed making cakes in her new Easy Bake Oven (which were horrible) and drinking from our new fancy glasses (filled with Cherry 7-Up and garnished with an orange slice, pink straw and umbrellas). We ate junk food and stayed up til midnight to watch the countdown. This was her first New Year to make it all the way to midnight. Woo hoo!!

Sad little Easy Bake Cakes with pretty drinks

CHEERS to the New Year!! Welcome 2011!

Our NYE Entertainment. Rocking Princess Ashlyn!!

I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season. I pray the New Year will bring you many blessings! Happy New Year to you all!!