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The White Stuff December 7, 2013

Filed under: Christmas,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 7:57 pm
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This weekend, I took Adele to a neighborhood Christmas Stroll and one of the stores brought in real snow for the kids to play with! It was actually wet and cold and could even be formed into snowballs! Adele was totally into it!
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Even though her little hands were shaking because they were so cold, she refused to put her snowball down!
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Snow in LA! Even if it was on just one street corner, it was still pretty special!
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O Christmas Tree! December 1, 2013

Filed under: Christmas — Kelocity @ 3:51 am
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The day after we got home from Las Vegas, we went out to get our Christmas Tree! I couldn’t wait any longer, I am pumped for the holidays!! We took our sleigh over to Home Depot to pick out our tree!
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With Adele’s approval, we picked out the perfect tree!
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HAHAHA Where’s the baby?

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We usually go with the least expensive kind, the ones with the long, messy needles. But this year, I wanted something different, so we upgraded to the Noble Fir. When we got home, we realized the trunk was actually too thick for our stand (and our stand is industrial because after “The Great Christmas Tree Disaster of 2006“, we don’t mess around). Somehow, we got it wedged in enough to stand up straight, but the trunk doesn’t reach the water reservoir, so we’ll see how long it lasts. So far, no needles have fallen though!

We set it up after Adele went to bed and when she woke up the next morning, she was SO excited. So far, she’s been good about looking with our eyes and not with our hands. =)
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Her favorite ornament is a random duck that we have. She found it on the tree right away and quacks at it every time she sees the tree!
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Our newest ornament is the one we got in Zion!
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I’m loving our Ikea “Dr. Suess” style Christmas Star too!
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I can’t wait for Christmas!
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Merry Christmas to All! January 7, 2013

Filed under: Christmas — Kelocity @ 4:17 am

We stretched out Christmas Week as long as possible in my family this year. We opened all of Santa’s presents the Saturday after Christmas so everyone could be there. It was worth the wait, so much fun!
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Our family has grown from 5 people to 9 people as we all got boyfriends, got engaged and got married (and ¬†when Adele came along!) It’s a blast.
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We took our time opening our stockings and presents.
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Lots of Twinsies Gifts this year! haha
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Adele already opened his gifts earlier in the week, but she still helped daddy open his. So cute.
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Great-Papa and Adele
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The dating couple….
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And the engaged couple!
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We’ve got a fun year of wedding planning ahead! HAHA Love these luggage tags Laurie gave her!
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Other random, yet perfect gift: ¬†Sweet Baby Rays…
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…and a bucket of cleaning supplies that we dubbed “The Bucket of Fun” for my dad.
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And just for fun… check out this Friendly’s Jubilee Roll we had for dessert! Let me set this up for you:
Delicious chocolate ice cream surrounded by chocolate chip ice cream, topped with fudge, chopped almonds, and ice cream ribbon and candy chips. YES YES YES!
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Mmm. Merry Christmas indeed!

 

 

Christmas Day December 30, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Christmas — Kelocity @ 4:06 am

Christmas Day, we all went over to my sister Mikaela’s house for lunch and some gifts! Adele was able with her BFF Gizmo too.
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We had an awesome Italian feast cooked by Mikaela and her future mother-in-law, Nancy! As a reward, she got to hold Adele for a while, I think she was happy to do so. (Hi, Nancy!) Dinner was fantastic.
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And then we toasted to the future Mr & Mrs with some wine from the vineyard they are getting married at. We’re all looking forward to their wedding next year!
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Sorry Adele… you have 21 more years til you can have a sip.
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We waited a few more days to do all our gifts so everyone could be there, but we were all too excited to wait for Adele’s. So she got to open all her presents early.

Hi, pretty girl!
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She got so many nice things from everyone! Toys, clothes, feeding supplies, games, ornaments! She also got a pillow pet, a CD where all the songs are about ‘Adele’, and a story book where my parents recorded their voices reading it so Adele can hear them when we read it together (I know, I almost cried!) Lots of thoughtful gifts for my little girl. I say it again, she is so lucky.
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She was in such a great mood all day long. I love her excited expression! She smiles with her whole face now!
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Other Christmas Day festivities included a photoshoot…
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..and games for the boys (of course!)
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Do you think Adele likes the cold weather?
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Um… nope!
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The party continued over my aunt’s house. That’s become a fun tradition. We eat desserts and play games. There’s always a mean game of ‘Left, Right, Center‘ to be played. This year, Michelle reigned champion!
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Adele had an awesome first Christmas.
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And maybe had too much fun. All the excitement tuckered her out and she fell asleep on Grammie. The perfect end to a perfect day.
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Adele’s Christmas Eve December 29, 2012

Filed under: Christmas — Kelocity @ 4:54 am

On December 23rd, Irving, Adele and I took a red-eye flight to Boston to celebrate Christmas. Getting to the airport was hilarious because we also drove our friends and their baby there as well. In our trusty minivan, we fit 4 adults, 2 screaming babies in carseats, 2 large suitcases, 3 medium carry-on suitcases, 2 diaper bags, 1 stroller and 4 carryons. Not sure how we managed that, but it was so fun and a great way to kick off our vacation!

Our flight was overnight so we were banking on Adele sleeping the whole way like she did back in August. But this time around, she has a lot more energy and is very easily distracted so falling asleep wasn’t so easy. I tried nursing her, bottle feeding her and cuddling her, but she only fell asleep when I strapped her to my chest in the carrier and bounced up and down in the galley. Once she was out, I carefully slid back into my seat, and she slept that way for the next 4 hours of the flight. I think our seat-mates were grateful!

We arrived into Boston just in time for a shower and a nap before all the Christmas Eve festivities began! We had a packed night ahead of us!
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Our Christmas Eve is not complete with out some Lebanese food: Homemade Tabouli, Hummus and Kibbeh. Delicious. (Minus the Kibbeh, I do not eat that. ha)
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We always eat well on Christmas Eve, that’s for sure.
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When we arrived, Adele was fast asleep in her carseat, despite the hoards of people waiting to kiss her. She didn’t quite know what to do in her jacket, mittens and hat. She’s not used to this cold weather!
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Everyone waited so patiently for our sleeping beauty to wake up. haha
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Last year, she was in my belly. This year, she’s almost 7 months old on Christmas! I still can’t believe we are a family of three now. We had so much fun with her on Christmas!
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It was so great to see my family and catch up with my cousins. The downside of living on the opposite coast is missing out on the day-to-day with everyone. I love my family!
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The proud Grammie and Grandpa!
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After lots of playing, cuddling, cooing and eating sweet potatoes….
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…It was time for Presents!! Adele got totally spoiled this year. Lots of books, clothes and toys! She was so cute opening her gifts. She sat like a big girl and got excited about everything she got.
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But of course, the wrapping paper was a total hit as well. haha
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I think Adele’s first Christmas Eve was a definitely success. She (and her dimples) had an absolute blast. Thank you to everyone!! We are so lucky. Merry Christmas!!

 

 
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