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Christmas On Our Turf January 23, 2014

Filed under: Christmas — Kelocity @ 10:01 pm

We had a wonderful Christmas on the East Coast, but we were also excited for Santa to visit our California home a couple of weeks later as well! We had a great ‘Christmas’ morning, complete with coffee in hand, pajamas and presents!
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Adele’s stocking had bracelets, play dough, a crazy straw, and a princess cell phone and keychain. She loved it!
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We had fun taking turns opening presents and enjoying each other’s company. I didn’t care if it took us all day to open those presents, we had so much fun!
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Adele even got an “Elf on the Shelf” for next year! So excited to play that game next year!
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Our beautiful Christmas Morning mess!
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So what did Adele find under the tree this year?
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Here’s a summary!
XmasGifts1.) VTech Flashlight
2.) Ikea Trainset
3.) Elf on a Shelf
4.) Mrs. Potatohead
5.) Vinci Tablet
6.) Legos
7.) Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer (!!)
8.) Books
9.) The World Cup soccer ball
10.) Foam Bath Letters – Not Pictured

What a fun day!
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Christmas Day! January 5, 2014

Filed under: Christmas — Kelocity @ 4:09 am

I just can’t believe this is Adele’s 2nd Christmas already! I’ll save you the comparison photos, but here’s a look back at last year! She was so little!! This year, she was walking, talking and ripping wrapping paper like a champ!

She even had her own little Christmas tree! Grammie set aside some ‘toddler-friendly’ ornaments that she got to put on herself!
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Christmas breakfast was made with love by little Adele. Monkey Bread for the win!

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Paired with some ‘adult-friendly’ beverages to go with it! Cheers!

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Who’s excited for presentssssss?
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Whoo hoo! Santa Came!
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Awe, her first Cabbage Patch Doll! Welcome to the family, Madison Blaire! <—her real name!
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Books. Always books.
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Oh my gosh, stop it! How cute is this! (She got a medical kit from Aunty Nurse Laurie. But really she’s all excited about her dog purse and baby iPhone. Kids these days!
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Now to pack all these fun toys up to come back to LA!
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It’s Christmas EEEEEVEEE! January 4, 2014

Filed under: Christmas,Family — Kelocity @ 4:58 am
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Christmas is a two-day event in my family. Christmas Eve is the big extended family celebration with a Photobooth, Lebanese Food, Christmas Carols, Mike’s Pastry and presents. It’s fun to have a new generation experience it all as well! She was pretty spoiled this year!
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Much to my dad’s excitement, Adele is obsessed with trains now! She calls them “Choo Choo’s”.
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The girls singing loud and proud. Now that I think about it, I think the guys got away without singing a song this year! 
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Poor dad… he had three girls and now a grand-daughter. He’s a pro at the Tea Party concept now.

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Boston Strong!
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Oh, haha, apparently Papa is pretty good at Tea Parties too!
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Grammie has a secret! Those girls love to giggle together!
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Haha, my mom and I had matching Loft skirts in different patterns. Total coincidence!
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Matchy, matchy Christmas shoes! IMG_3274

I love everything about Christmas, but mostly the time with family. =)

 

The Christmas Photobooth January 3, 2014

Filed under: Christmas — Kelocity @ 1:57 pm

I went to a Christmas party this year that had a cool Photobooth set up in the corner. It was the hit of the party.
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So at our big family Christmas Eve get-together, we decided to recreate our own version of a Photobooth! It was a hit! Here’s a few of the photos we got!
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We had a little too much fun with props!
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I’m a big fan of the Photobooth! We even had one at our wedding!

 

Scenes from Christmas Vacation December 29, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Christmas — Kelocity @ 9:25 am

Psst! I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m terrified to be entering the Toddler-Era now! I am feeling a little lost and a lot afraid. Read more about my thoughts over at What to Expect today! And send me ‘good luck’ vibes and words of advice in the comments below!

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We’re having a blast relaxing at Grammie and Grandpa’s house this week. Adele is enjoying all of the attention from everyone, and I’m relishing the fact that I haven’t had to change a diaper or wash a sippy cup since I’ve been here! Score! I’ve been going to bed early, reading magazines, watching movies and seeing friends. The perfect Christmas vacation indeed.

Adele’s been busy playing Play-Dough, creating MarbleWorks masterpieces and reading lots and lots of books. She’s in heaven.
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I’m so glad both Irving’s mom and my mom saved some of the toys we played with when we were little. I have a post coming about that soon. But Adele is having so much fun playing with primary colored, non-musical toys. (With a little Cabbage Patch doll and Matchbox car action mixed in there as well for good measure!)

 

 
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