Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Siena peeled this banana and enjoyed part of it as a evening snack.
December 20, 2010
Siena loves Sugar Ray. Sometimes Sugar Ray feels the same way and sometimes not so much. But he knows that when he lies on the floor he is fair game for Siena. And then she's fair game for him.
December 21, 2010
I have wanted to take a picture of my tree like this for awhile. I love how the twinkling lights are the star of the photo. This, to me, is so Christmas.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
December 16, 2010
December 17, 2010
We went to the mall and while we were eating lunch, Siena kept pointing to the carousel and watching as it went around in circle. When we were finished I took Siena on the carousel. She sat on the horse, but it took a long time before it started so she was getting antsy and was wanting to get down. When the carousel started going, Siena was a little unsure at first, but then I started going up and down as her horse went and she thought that was pretty funny.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We got to see our friends who live in Chicago and meet their twin girls today. I did not know how Siena was going to react around 3 month olds. Siena was so cute when she reach over and touch Audrey's hand. She also tried to share her sippy cup, but I think she got a little jealous when daddy was holding Audrey. It was great to see them.
Today I finally captured Siena playing "bucket head". Me and her have this routine of dumping all the toys out of this green basket and putting it on our heads and I say "bucket head, bucket head" and she laughs before passing the bucket to me to put on my head.
December 13, 2010
I don't have a photo for today, however I have a short video that I might snap a photo out of once I upload it. Siena took her first steps today walking several steps to me, to grandpa and to Sugar Ray. She is still a little unsteady, but she is gaining confidence.
December 14, 2010
Today I finally got my christmas cards from Shutterfly and addressed them to be mailed out. And of course Siena helped me. I love our christmas card this year and really love the quality of them.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
We went to ZooLights at the Baton Rouge Zoo. There were tons of animal shapes made out of lights throughout the zoo. Siena loves Christmas lights and seemed to enjoy seeing all the different colors and shapes.
I am considering leaving the tree up all year long...Siena finds so many different ways to play with it. She got a roll of my baker's twine and unwound it before decorating the tree with it. When I tried to put some twine on the tree, Siena grabbed what I had put on and then rearranged it how she wanted it. And yes my blue lights are not working, I think Siena did something to them...
Thursday, December 9, 2010
It's been so cold here the last couple days that we have had to bundle Siena up to go outside. I call her my marshmallow girl in her jacket. I feel so bad for her when she is in it but it's so funny at the same time - she can't move. She just sits there with her arms out and her top half of her body completely still.
December 8thI do not have a photo for today so I took my lead from Ali Edwards' loving post.
Loving how long and light Siena's hair is getting and how it tends to do whatever it wants.
Loving spending the extra time with Siena from working only part time.
Loving the combination of the white lights and blue lights on my Christmas tree (well only the bottom third, but I plan to rectify this for next year.
Loving to watch Siena as she touches, pushes and explores items with her fingers.
Loving how Siena pretends to share her food with Sugar Ray and how gentle he normal is with her.
Loving how Siena mimics - clapping, rubbing hands together, waving, pounding on items and pointing.
Siena decided this morning that she did not like how I had stung the blue lights on the christmas tree and moved them all around on the branches until she got them just right.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
On the first day of December, we continued with our tradition of having an advent calendar from Germany. I love looking for each day on the calendar (sometimes they can be tricky to find) and seeing what each chocolate is shaped like.
Siena is in love with the Christmas tree! She is constantly holding her arm out and pointing towards the library so she can go see the tree. She likes to look at and touch the lights, the ornaments and the presents. Her favorite activity is to pull the tags off the presents (I hope everyones gets the right present this year).
We went to the Festival of Lights in downtown Baton Rouge and stopped at the Old Governor's Mansion to get Siena's photo taken with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Siena did not like me leaving her on strangers' laps. After the photo, while we were waiting for it to print, Santa walked up to try and talk to Siena and she grabbed on so tight to my shirt and then started shaking-she was so scared that I was going to leave her with him again. I felt terrible that the few seconds that she was on their laps frightened her so much.
We went to A Dickens of a Christmas at Oakley House. I really wanted a cute picture for our Christmas card. In addition, we saw the house decorated for Christmas and sampled food prepared on the hearth. Siena really enjoyed their bread - she ate a bunch and had it all over her face, her clothes and Kip's shirt.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
In Belgium, we tried the Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream and the Godiva Chocolate Ice Coffee. Both were delicious.
The waffle was cooked flawlessly and the berry compote was sweetened perfectly. Plus, priced at $2.75 you could not beat it.
The Godiva Chocolate Ice Coffee is made with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. It was the perfect early afternoon perk me up drink.
Below is the full menu from the Belgium booth:
Steamed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Cream
Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
Godiva Chocolate Ice Coffee
In South Korea, the Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw were fantastic and ordered multiple times by members in our group. The wraps were only $2.75 and full of flavor.
While the Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi was good. The overall census was that the Lettuce Wraps were much better.
Below is the full menu from the South Korea booth:
Lettuce Wraps with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
Barbecue Short Rib with Steamed Rice and Cucumber Kimchi
Honey Ginger Tea
Jinro Chamisul Soju Bohae Bokbunjajoo (Black Raspberry Rice Wine)
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
On our last trip to Disney World, the Magic Kingdom was decorated for Halloween. Well not the whole park, just the entrance, Main Street and the hub.
When you go through the turnstiles, the first thing you notice are the giant pumpkins in front of the train station and the banners decorating the station.
After you reemerge from the tunnel onto Town Square, you will find scarecrows welcoming you.
The buildings lining Main Street are decorated with banners and pumpkins. Be sure to take some time and look at the carvings on the pumpkins that adorn each building – so perfectly Disney.
In the hub, new Halloween inspired statues have been placed.
When leaving Magic Kingdom, right before you go through the tunnel/under the train station make sure to look up.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I didn't get a photo of the Passion Fruit Margarita, but I could have drank it all day. It was so good. I noticed that the Passion Fruit Margarita was on the newly renovated La Cantina de San Angel menu...I hope it tastes as good.
Below is the full menu from the Mexico booth:
Taco de Chilorio
Esquites(Pan-Fried Corn and Spices)
Dos Equis Beer
Passion Fruit Frozen Margarita
Conga Fruit Punch
Wine L.A. Cetto Chardonnay
Wine L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah