Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New York, NY

Here I go again...trying to catch up on pictures and posts...

We took a family trip to NYC with Jacob's parents before Christmas. We've been there several times in December, and I'm still convinced it's the best time of year to visit the big apple. It was pretty cold, but we stayed near Times Square this time, so we were never far from a respite from the cold weather.

Miya was excited to sit on Santa's lap (she asked for a jack in the box), but Emi wanted to go no closer than the doorway.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas time means laughter...and bunk beds...and haircuts

We decided to get the girls a bunk bed just after Thanksgiving, and as you can see, Miya was thrilled about it! Emi sleeps on the top, and Miya on the bottom. Of course we had to decorate their house for Christmas, especially since we live in an apartment now and have no house to decorate of our own! Surprisingly, we've had absolutely no trouble with Emi getting out of bed since transitioning her from the crib. It was truly a Christmas miracle!

Emi also got her first haircut in December. Miya also got a trim, and made sure to tell the stylist how she wanted her hair: "I want it cut long, like Rapunzel. Down to here." (pointing to her toes as she says this, the result of uncle Dave having taken her and her cousins to the movie Tangled over Thanksgiving. She seemed happy with the result, though was disappointed it didn't reach to her feet.

Holiday Fun

We spent our Thanksgiving holiday visiting the Miller family. We all met up at my sister Kari's place in Fort Collins, CO (thanks for sharing your space with us!) and stayed for about a week. We were able to enjoy some family games, good food, and even a trip to the mountains.

Miya was disappointed that there wasn't more snow, but they made do with what they had in the backyard. Personally, I'm grateful the snow and cold was kept at a tolerable level...the Houston experience is already making us soft!

Most of all, the girls liked the time they had to play with their cousins...sure wish we lived closer to all that cousin fun!