Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowflake Lane

Live drumming  toy soldier

Sitting on Daddy's shoulders and watching the toy soldier drum

Several of the SnowFlake Lane Characters
 We  visited Snowflake Lane, which is a nightly display along the sidewalks of Bellevue Way and NE 8th. The street was full of dazzling lights, music, dramatic drumming from live toy soldiers and magical snow! The place was super packed and Mommy and Daddy were concerned we wouldn't get a good spot to see everything. To our surprise, the  Snow Queen and King, Sugar Plum Fairies, Mice, and the Toy Soldiers came outside the door that we were standing by. They walked right by us! I couldn't keep my eyes off the drumming  toy soldiers. They were so cool. Maybe one day I can take drumming lessons!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas with the Hoffman Family - 12/17

Petting my new doggie friend Jack while playing with my cousin, Eliza

Trying to give Santa and everyone a hint that I want a puppy...

Aunt Trinity bought me Tramp from the movie, Lady and The Tramp!
 We drove down and stayed with Aunt Jenny and her family for Christmas. It was a lot of fun and I met their dog Jack. I LOVE dogs. I love doggies so much I asked for a puppy for Christmas. I even wore a shirt that said, Xmas List: Puppy. The only person that paid attention to my shirt was Aunt Trinity. She bought me the doggie Tramp from the movie Lady and Tramp! I was very excited, but realized I made a mistake and didn't specify on my Xmas List that I wanted a REAL puppy. Oh well...maybe next year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

First Art Show

Viewing all the fine art

My favorite piece is in the background!

Mommy and I were invited to attend a 20/20 Vision Art Party by our artist friend Candice. Vision featured the work of twenty artists who each created twenty works of original art in a variety of styles and media. The place was hoppin! I enjoyed looking at all the masterpieces and I told Candice that my favorite was her A to Z book piece. I love when people read to me and I thought it would go great in my book collection. Mommy and I were thrilled when Candice gave it to us as a Christmas present!!! I was frustrated though when I found out I couldn't turn the pages and Mommy wouldn't let me chew on it. She explained to me that the A to Z piece is a book, but also art. Since it's art it is to be admired - not touched and eaten. We decided to compromise and instead of adding it to my book collection, we  put it on my bedroom shelf. It is now sitting nicely and "safely" (Mommy's words) in my bedroom next to my ships.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Meeting Santa!

 Santa and me hanging out in his sleigh

 I met Santa for my first time!! It was very exciting. His lady friend put me on Santa's lap and asked me to look at her and smile so she could take a picture. Santa's beard fascinated me so much and he was so friendly I kept turning around to talk to him instead. Santa told Mommy that I was one of his favorite little boys and that he wished all babies were as happy as me. I was pretty thrilled to hear that and decided to give Santa's lady friend a smile afterall.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Mmm...Yummy, lights!
Trying to be sneaky after Mommy said I couldn't help
I got caught!!
Mommy and Daddy call it our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
 Daddy did a great job giving our Christmas tree a makeover! It's a lot shorter and smaller than I was expecting, but I like it. I tried helping put lights on the tree, but they looked so interesting I had to taste them. Mommy was not happy and told me I had to be older to help Daddy. I don't agree. I'm seven months old now! I tried to be sneaky and grab the lights anyway, but Daddy caught me. Bummer.