Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas

Some ice cream on Christmas Eve

Cameron decided to give Natasha his ice cream
cone when he was finished with it... Yummy!

Opening gifts (from mama and dada) at home on Christmas Eve

What did Santa bring you?

Santa must know that Natasha loves Yo Gabba Gabba

Some Hello Kitty jewelry

And Yo Gabba Gabba bath squirters!

Walking to the park with dada on Christmas Day

Park fun with the Locke family
(Nolan and Natasha sliding)

Such a big girl... she loves to slide!

Emily and Baby Jeremy

Charlotte with Auntie Rae Rae

Checking out Cooper and his Christmas bone

Look at all your new toys!

Showing off her new shopping cart from Matt and Izzy

Tasha's new Muno backpack!

We are still waiting for Baby Larson to make his appearance

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!

As usual we had a very busy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but it sure was fun this year with our little toddler. Natasha loved all the festivities and all the gifts she got as well. She sure is loved by all. This mama was busy on Monday storing all of Natasha's old toys to make room for the new ones. We now have room for the play kitchen that Grandma Lou got Natasha, so hopefully Zac can put that together this weekend for her. We spent Christmas Eve at my cousin's house with my side of the family. It's so nice to have my cousins in Ladera... we didn't have to drive too far after the party. Natasha loved hanging out with the big kids and playing with all their toys. Afterwards we had our own little Christmas Eve at home in our pj's and opened the gifts from Zac and I. We didn't have too much time Christmas morning to relax, since we needed to head to Grandma's house for the day. So, we opened up our stockings to see what Santa brought us and then got ready and hit the road. Natasha was quite happy with what Santa left her... lots and lots of Yo Gabba Gabba stuff to fill her toy chest. Before we settled in at Grandma's we met our friends, the Lockes at the park to play and visit with them (they live in Arizona and we only get to see them twice a year). It was a beautiful day with the sun shining (a tad warm for my liking on Christmas). After the park we went back to Grandma's for appetizers and lunch and of course more PRESENTS! We relaxed the rest of day and visited with each other before heading home and putting our little night owl to sleep. Natasha was back on her regular sleep schedule the next day, which made this mama very happy! Well, folks we hope you all had a great Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year. This will most likely be my last post of the year, unless Baby Larson comes before his scheduled induction date of January 4th! Can't wait for another baby in the family!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

21 Months

Growing up so fast... only 3 more months until 2!

Making funny faces... thanks Yo Gabba Gabba

New addition this year... our Festivus pole

"Are these presents for me?"

Fun at Grandma's house

"Big ba woon"

Learning to dunk cookies with dada


Natasha is 21 months today and it's Christmas Eve. This sure will be a fun Christmas for our little toddler. She loves everything to do with Christmas, well except for meeting Santa. Last night we drove around Ladera with Grandma Lou, Gigi (Natasha's great grandma) and Yvonne (another Gigi) to look at all the lights. And as a special surprise we turned Natasha's car seat around to forward facing so she could enjoy the lights too! Yights! Yights! Yights! Natasha loved all the bright lights and decorations. Afterwards we came back home for dinner and entertainment and by entertainment, I mean Natasha performed for us all. Natasha was dancing, spinning in circles, acting, blowing kisses and much much more. She is such a little ham. Some of her phrases this month are:

  • "Up top": when giving a high five, followed by knuckles and a "boom"
  • "Hold on tight": when sitting on dada's shoulders
  • "Loveys": for I Love You
  • "Hi dada. Hi mama. Hi...": saying "hi" to specific people
  • "Brobee is sleeping": when asked what her new toy, Brobee is doing
  • "Help me": when she needs help with something
  • "Other room": when she wants to ditch us
  • "More Surprise": we went to s surprise party and she loved it. She wanted us to keep doing the surprise over and over again. And since she is such a sponge at this age she learned to say "surprise poop."
And just in time for Christmas, "open a present." Natasha knows what's going on... She is one smart cookie. Thanks for checking in on our little girl and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Find A...

Here is a fun video of Natasha finding all sorts of goodies in her toy chest. Our favorite is the last one. We think she has a bit of a Norwegian accent with a hard "o." It's pretty funny... enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

I love this little girl so much!

Another bottom tooth finally popped up

"Are these my presents?"

Climbing all around

Silly girl running straight for the camera

Well, I tried to get Natasha to take a picture with Santa, but she was not having any of it. She refused to get out of her stroller and cried, so we said maybe next year and headed out the door (but, not before she gave him a "high 5"). At least we were not holding anyone up... the lines were empty at Fashion Island. Maybe that was part of the problem, she didn't get a chance to see other kids go first. Oh well, I don't want to push it and if I try again I might have to be in the picture with her! Instead, I settled on some photos with the gigantic Christmas tree and the big presents. I think I got some great shots of Natasha in her Christmas plaid in front of the tree... 'tis the season!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving at The Flying L

Frequent Flyer... enjoying a snack on the flight

Watching "Baby Time-ah"

Hailey, Matt and Natasha

First time stomping in the snow

Checking out the sled on the driveway

Cooper enjoying the snow

"I don't know about this, guys"

Happy Thanksgiving!

Her Thanksgiving dress and one of her Christmas outfits

More stomping in the snow

Going on another sled ride

Grandma, Cooper and Tasha

All bundled up

Auntie Izzy and Tasha (and Baby Boy Larson, coming soon)

Hailey and Grandma Marsha on the Gondola

Riding the Gondola to meet for lunch

"Where's Jack?" Natasha and her pal, Jack played all weekend together

Sunday stroll in the snow


Mommy and Tasha

"Wait for me"

My two loves

We had an amazing time (as always) in Steamboat over Thanksgiving. The weekend was filled with lots of love, laughter, snow and FOOD! Boy, did we eat a lot! Good thing we got to hit the slopes for two days to burn some of that food off. Natasha had a great time at the Flying L especially since she had Hailey and Jack to play with. It was great having them around because Zac and I could actually sit and talk during dinner instead of chasing Natasha around once she was done eating. Natasha traveled well and also was an excellent sleeper for both naps and nighttime. She loved playing in the snow and sledding too... next year we will put her on skies! We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, now it's time to start decorating for Christmas!