Friday, December 31, 2010

Our Christmas Eve and Christmas

Ready for an influx of more pictures...

My family is in town so I better post as I go or I will be too over-whelmed when they leave... I must keep up ;o)

Happy Clara

The girls playing with their kitchen set...


My favorite nephew, Mason.

There were like 12 of these pictures on my camera and the only two that turned out nice were the two my brother decided to make a face in so there ya go...

Opening presents at Nana's house...

Like mother, like daughter...

Aiyana wouldn't let go of the chap stick we got her as a stocking stuffer.

She must have some chapped lips ;o)

Big girl panties...

My sister

Clara opening presents...

Clara's new piggy bank...

Clara's new toy from Nana. She LOVES it.

I don't have words to explain this one, it speaks for itself (my sister's boyfriend, Joey)...

My beautiful Mommy

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

I don't normally do this, but I uploaded quite a few of the pictures that I took this Christmas. I usually try to select which pictures I want to add to my blog post, but this time I couldn't decide which ones I wanted to leave out. So sorry for the picture over-load.


This is a picture that Dana sent to me on his cell phone while I was at work on Christmas. I wanted so badly to be at home with my family on Christmas morning, but alas there was a surgery I was called in for. So I missed the girls discovering their un-wrapped Santa gifts that were left under the tree on Christmas Eve night. This picture was the best thing that I saw all Christmas day... I absolutely loved it. Aiyana got a tu tu and Clara got a walking toy. I was told that they were both fighting over Clara's toy... I'm not sorry I missed that. I made Aiyana's tu tu... Isn't it darling?

Okay... From this point on, it's evening and, I am home.

We were not opening gifts yet, but I let the girls play with a few presents so I could snap some photos with them sitting still. Yes... Aiyana is pants-less. She refused to put her pants on so I gave up on the idea of capturing pretty Christmas card-like photos.

That would be one of daddy's gifts in Aiyana's hands (seen below). We put it back in the gift bag after pictures were finished ;o).

Clara, walking around with her Santa gift.

More fun with the walking toy... This thing is great and it even turns into a scooter when she's tired of walking with it.

I had to throw these in. I wanted to make collages out of all of these pictures, but I won't have time for that any time in the near future. Clara is teething right now so she is infatuated with putting a wet wipe in her mouth and sucking or chewing on it.



and more...

and it's going in her mouth again...

Here she is kind of giving me the evil eye for taking it away from her for a wet-wipeless picture.

Time for presents...

Cute scarf from Grandma & Grandpa Cummings...

Skirt from mommy and daddy...

A baby doll for Clara...

Clara with her scarf...

She loves it... sarcasm. It is really cute on her so hopefully she will wear it.

To me from Dana's parents. It fits me so well ha, ha. I also got a really cute shirt from my mom and some really great gifts from my hubby.

What is this you might ask? It is many, many pieces of a toy that will provide hours of entertainment for our girls.

Here is my mom's boyfriend, Al, putting it together.

TADA! My mom got this for the girls. It's perfect! Aiyana and Clara both love it.

Aiyana went to work cooking and cleaning in her new kitchen as we sent her requests for food. It was quite entertaining. She seemed a bit over-whelmed with all of our pleas for "food please".

Then someone made the phone ring and Aiyana acted annoyed that she had to answer while she was in the process of getting my mom a drink of water. We had to laugh.

Using the burners. I was so proud of how she stirred with the spatulas and used the lids properly. It's amazing at how much she must really watch what I am doing in the kitchen.

The End

Christmas Eve

As mentioned in an earlier post, my Christmas Eve was cut short with the news that I would be in monitoring a surgery the following morning (Christmas Day) at work. We made the best of it, though, and here are some of the few pictures that we took on Christmas Eve.
I baked Almond Joy Cookies and Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies.

Nana & Aiyana. We spent Christmas Eve at my mom's house.

Nana & Clara

My Family (typical - Aiyana wouldn't sit still)

Our tree with all of the gifts.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Hospital...

Count your blessings! I am on call and I discovered last night (Christmas Eve) that I will be spending my Christmas at work. Seeing the children that are suffering from horrible ailments makes me realize that I am very fortunate to have happy and healthy children. Please say a prayer for the little ones and their families, some of these children may never live to see another Christmas. My heart aches for the little ones and for their parents who love them so dearly.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Suns/Heat Game

For Christmas I got Dana two Suns/Heat tickets, lower bowl, 15th row. I told him he could take anyone he wanted, but he'd better take me ;o).

Dana touching Joe Montana's helmet. He wanted me to take a picture of him kissing it, but I wouldn't let him do it.

LeBron James

Pre game...

Jordan Sparks

LeBron James

The Miami Heat - Pre game

Muhammad Ali & Larry Fitzgerald

Steve Nash

The Phoenix Suns - Pre game

US Airway's Center

Here's a clip of the half-time drum show. It actually sounded pretty awesome, but it doesn't sound so great on video.