Happy New Year, cheers, prost, and confetti bubbles, saying goodbye to 2008 and hello to 2009.
Sometimes we just need a little snuggling. Hairy isn't too bad an option, definitely better Anni.
Sometimes Hairy can get a little too excited and make it kind of hard.
So even though the lion is not nearly as warm, he's a lot safer.
We're beginning to think they won't. We had another one the other day.
We did even better this time. You can our past experiences by clicking haircut 1, haircut 2 and haircut 3.
So that would make this our fourth haircut. We were not entirely happy with it, but of course we got suckers like every other time.
Mommy and Daddy kept telling us how old we looked for the rest of the day. Is that such a bad thing?
While we are happy about all the presents, this is not us celebrating. Daddy's teaching us how to be superheroes. We got our first action figures (Spider-man, Wolverine and Captain America) from our awesome friend Nolan.
By the end of all this Christmas celebrating, we got really good at opening boxes . . .
. . . and tearing through wrapping paper.
Now we can spend the rest of the year playing with all these great gifts. Check out this Ark filled with Little People and animals we got from Kinsey.
Our friends Hannah and Matt came over the other night while they were in town visiting family for the holidays. They were great fun.
We made pizzas for them for dinner. They turned out really good, but we think Hannah and Matt enjoyed watching us make them more.
We got a zoo membership from our grandparents for Christmas and we took advantage of it the very first day we could. We saw dolphins . . .
. . . and monkeys.
We traveled through tunnels and splashed in puddles.
We saw flamingos over the water . . .
. . .and we even saw a man under the water!
Mommy and Daddy tried their best to show us all kinds of other things.
There were lots of doors too. This one was by far the most fun.
Many of you may have noticed your holiday gifts from us were wrapped in special paper.
We made it ourselves, especially for you, using markers, crayons . . .
. . . and stickers too.
Well, Mommy helped a little too. It was a little project we had after breakfast most mornings.
The clean-up afterward was a little project too.
While we are little, we're referring to all the different sets of Little People we got from Grandma and Grandpa Meehan.
They are awesome. This Santa train has hoops that spin and a reindeer that twirls.
Sometimes we have to get all the way down on the floor to get the best access and vantage point we can. The little drummer boy in this set likes to hide sometimes.
Needless to say, there's a barn set too. There a tons of animals and all kinds of places we can put them.
Not really. We had monkey bread this morning and it was actually for our snack.
We helped make it by dunking the chunks of dough in cinnamon and sugar, rolling them around and putting them in the pan.
Grandma C showed us, she's been talking about wanting to bake with us for some time.
Look at how it turned out. Pretty cool, huh.
Santa came last night and brought all kinds of stuff for us, Mommy and Daddy, and Grandma and Grandpa. We helped Grandpa open his . . .
. . . and Daddy shared some of his chocolate with us. Santa also loaned Daddy the hat.
We got to open one gift on Christmas Eve.
We did pretty well tearing into those packages wrapped in paper. Why wrap it if we're just going to tear it off anyway?
Can you guess what it is . . . ?
SUPER-SOFT PJ SOCKS!!!! New pajamas for us to wear on Christmas Eve. How cool is that? Supposedly we'll get to open more gifts tomorrow and Santa may even come tonight bringing still more gifts. It's gonna be hard to sleep through the night!
Hey, look at that, there's chocolate and peanut butter candy under
those wrappers. Believe it or not, we only ate one each.
The rest we unwrapped and there were so many to unwrap.
Mommy made the dough and let us put a small scoop into each hole of this mini-muffin pan. After pushing a peanut butter cup into the center of the dough and baking it . . .
. . . we got to eat some! Baking cookies is fun and all, but eating the result is the best part.