Thursday, December 26, 2013

New York-Day 1

Shawn won the Nutcracker battle and I won the New York battle. I had been counting the days to take G to our favorite city in the U.S. 
She is getting to be a pro at checking in.

 My Dad gave her some headphones for Christmas and she was excited to use them.

 I was very nervous to be on a 4 hour flight with her. I had movies, books, stickers, crayons, and markets in my carry-on. She hates being buckled but other than that she charmed the flight attendants and had them all entertained.
 Hello NYC!

He fits right in with his NY look. 
 Our first stop was FAO of course.
 Then it was time for a rest at the Plaza...
 and then our friends arrived.
 Little friend hugs.
 And a good night pic in her..shower cap?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Dance Recital

Graysen's dance class had a Christmas party and a mini dance recital. I was so proud of her. She danced and sang the whole time. I have been worried dance wasn't going to be her thing but she was awesome.

 We love Ms. Megan.

 Her Nani and Stephy came to watch her too.

I can't wait for the end of the year recital.

Monday, December 16, 2013

G's not really down with sitting on Santa's lap...

Santa and Mrs.Claus came to visit us. I thought if she had an hour with him maybe she would warm up. We got one smiling picture-and is she sitting with me? Nope.
 This is what I get.
 She was excited to have all her friends over.
 They decorated cookies
 and played with her toys.
 Of course she hangs out with Mrs. Claus when she thinks no one is watching.
 And there she is making her getaway...
 I had so much fun with this party. I really loved all the little people in the house.
 I also loved spending more time with the dance moms. I feel so blessed to have met this group of ladies.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Nutcracker

Shawn really wanted to take Graysen to the Nutcracker. He and I have gone almost every year we have been together and it is a tradition we were both excited to start. I wanted to wait another year but he was so cute in his excitement he won his wish.

 I managed to get the socks off before we walked into the Wortham Center.

 We are still working on being quiet during shows but she did great and hasn't stopped dancing since we went.