Sunday, January 20, 2013

Nina's first manicure

When the ultrasound technician said "it's a girl" during my first pregnancy I immediately thought two things, I can't wait to take her to ballet class and for her first manicure. Today one of those dreams came true! Nina loved the nail salon and enjoyed chatting with lots of people. She chose a sparkly purple color and sat very still when they painted her nails. We had a wonderful onto ballet!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Holiday firsts

Happy New Year to all of our friends and family! We had a very busy holiday season full of lots of special memories. Jilly and I are real buddies lately and we thoroughly enjoyed all of our new fun together. Hanukkah started early this year and we had a party at my school that Daddy and Jilly came to (Mama was doing her "doula work" as I like to say.) A few days later we had a party at our house with my best friend Miya and her sister Ava. We ate a lot of latkes and opened presents, it was great. We also went to a gingerbread house decorating event where I ate all the candy that was supposed to go on my house. Jilly thought that was a good idea and did the same. Mama and Daddy introduced me to carousels and that is my new favorite! We rode a holiday one downtown and now I'm obsessed. The same day we checked out the "Teddy Bear Suite" at the Fairmont Hotel downtown and had lunch. It was a very special downtown day and we decided to make it a yearly tradition. The following weekend we went to cut down our Christmas tree and I loved the train ride through the trees as well as my tree cookie. Christmas was super fun b/c my Mimi, Granny, Grandpa Frank and Auntie Kerry came to visit us from CA! We had a wonderful week together playing, laughing and listening to me talk. Jilly was the friendliest she's been with everyone and Granny was very happy she got to hold her so much. Santa came and Jilly and I got SO many presents, we are very lucky. We also went to our first movie on Christmas Day and up to a ski resort to play in the snow. Jilly and I liked when Auntie pulled us in the sled but we got cold and cranky soon after. Mama has something to say to finish up: This holiday season was extremely special for us and I hope the photos help to capture some of it. We were especially touched by the generosity and love of friends and family this year and are feeling very grateful for all that we have. Here's to an even better 2013 with a lot more happy times! Love to you all.

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