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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. =)

 

Baking with Grammie December 23, 2013

Filed under: Christmas,Family — Kelocity @ 2:24 pm
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I think “Baking with her Granddaughter” has been on Grammie’s bucket list since Adele was born. Today, we made that wish come true. I don’t know who had more fun.
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They started small, with some basic Pillsbury sugar cookies. Over the years, these two chefs plan to graduate to more complicated culinary adventures. But for today, it was all about Frosty and Santa.
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These cookies were made with love, let me tell you!
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Then we waited for our cookie masterpieces to come out of the oven.
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And like all great chefs, Adele found out that half of cooking is doing the dishes!
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I have to say, Adele’s Christmas Cookies are going to be the hit of Christmas Eve dinner! Get em’ while they’re hot!
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A Hollywood Christmas December 8, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Christmas,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 12:28 pm
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Even though we have to resort to fake snow to feel like it’s winter, Hollywood sure knows how to celebrate the season!
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I took Adele up to Universal CityWalk this weekend to see the giant tree and meet the big man in Red!

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(Let me back up a sec to let you know this is our SECOND time up here this week. We tried to see Santa a few days prior, but somebody (ahem, me!) forgot to put the chip in the camera! Oy. We enjoyed that night anyways by being there in time to see the nightly snowfall there! That was cool.)

Anyways, fast forward to today. In the morning, we did a Gymboree class that was really fun and awesome. Adele had a blast and then promptly passed out in the car when it was over. She slept for THREE hours in her carseat. Long enough for me to trek across town, go to the mall (to shop for gifts AND try on clothes myself!), go home, drive to Universal, park, get Starbucks, walk around and STILL wait around for her to wake up for another 20 minutes or so!
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When Adele woke up, I changed her into a red dress (which was actually EJ’s (Irving’s sister) when she was little!

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Adele woke up all happy and was calling the tree ornaments ‘apples’. She was in a great mood, so I stepped in line and introduced her to Santa. She was not impressed. I sat her on his lap… and thus resulted in this:
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Best Santa photo ever. Of course I felt bad for her, but I was also super excited that my child now joins the ranks of millions who have had traumatizing Santa experiences. It’s a right of passage, right? That photo was worth every penny of the $23 they charged me. (By the way, it was FREE the other night we were there… except somebody forgot the camera chip, remember?) But it was worth it for the above photo, am I right?!

As soon as I swooped in to save her from Santa, she was back in good spirits again. And HUNGRY!

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We wandered around Citywalk a little longer (taking all of the photos you see in this post).

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Back at home, I snapped a few more, because I couldn’t resist how adorable she looked today.

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Side note: In the photo below, Adele was looking at the swaying chandelier that I hit with my head while standing on a chair taking this picture. HAHA
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And because everyone loves comparison photo, here’s last year’s too!
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Happy Holidays, everyone!

 

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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New Kicks!! May 15, 2012

Filed under: Christmas — Kelocity @ 1:10 pm
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For Christmas, I got the best giftcard EVER and I’ve been dying to redeem it! It was for Converse to customize my own pair of shoes!!!! I’ve NEVER owned a pair of Converse shoes. Ever. (I know, right?!) I was seriously SO excited about this. It was a big decision and it took me 5 months to decide what I wanted!

I had one pair designed that had one color on one side and another color on the other… but I didn’t want to get too crazy, so in the end, I ended up with a sweet pair of magenta and grey kicks:
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I designed everything from the laces, to the grommets, to the stitching color. I LOVE them!
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My favorite part? I branded them with KELOCITY on the back. HAHA Awesome. Now no one can steal my shoes. #Winning
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Mama is proud. =)

 

Undecorating the Tree January 5, 2012

Filed under: Christmas,Home — Kelocity @ 8:26 am
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I think ‘undecorating’ the Christmas Tree has got to be on the list of the World’s top ten most awful things. I always get a little sad to see the ornaments come off. Next year, I’m getting my tree in November and keeping it up til the end of January. It’s just too fun and pretty to only enjoy it for a few weeks. I
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I love to look at the lights and relax. It just feels more like home with the decorations up.
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But now the tree is gone and the pine needles have been swept up. I convinced Irving to let me keep the white lights up for a few more weeks. (YAY!)

This is what Irving looked like hauling our dead tree away this morning. HAHA
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What do you think? Can decorations stay up through January?
I vote yes. If it makes you happy, why not, right?

 

 
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