Monday, December 31, 2007

Mommy got a new toy

I got a Nikon D80 two days ago and I just love it! It takes such sharp, crisp pictures. I took a few pictures but you can tell I have no idea how to use it yet. lol.
They look a little "blue" to me, so I have to figure out why and set something different. I just don't know what yet.
And if your wondering about the long face on Malia, its because she HATES snow ! This is a girl who loves being outside, except when there is snow on the ground.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Christmas was nice this year ! Malia got the gist of gifts fairly quickly, however she liked tearing the paper off more then what was inside at first. Here are a few pictures.

Doing the hokey pokey with Elmo

I love my Cinderella dress, but its a bit too big.

Um, Dad how do you stop this thing!!!!

My big brother, Dylan trying to play with my toys.

This is my big brother Dustin (who's holding me) Megan and big brother Dylan who is holding Delilah (my cousin) and in the front is my cousin Jaedan.

Me in front of the tree on Christmas eve.

Friday, December 21, 2007

A new kitchen

We decided to give Malia a few of her Christmas gifts early because I keep worrying about overwhelming her Christmas morning with all the excitement and gifts. We got her a kitchen set because her developmental therapist told us to do at much pretend play as possible with her. Well we put it together the other night and she LOVES it!! She is constantly "cooking" for us. The first thing she does when she walks up to it is turn on the light that's above the sink. The microwave, oven and dishwasher all have sound effects and when you put a pan on the stove it makes either the sound of something frying or boiling.

Here she is turning on the light.

Here she is making us Broccoli and french fries. Yum !!

Here she is making sure that the oven temp is just right for the taco, orange, corn on the cob, pancake, onion, plate,fork and eggplant that she put in there for us.

Giving it a good stir.

Giving a french fry a test taste.

She really likes her kitchen !

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

We got elfed !

I saw this site posted on one of the lists and decided to give it a try. Malia just loves to watch it, she laughs the whole time. It takes a while to load, so please be patient.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

I love to color

At the office last week, on a whim I got out some crayons that we had there for years. I didnt have any coloring books so I broke down a big cardboard box and folded it flat. I sat it on the floor and sat down beside it and showed her how to color. Wow, she loves it !! She sat on the floor and colored for hours, so this past weekend we bought 3 really BIG coloring books and we have been doing it ever since. She loves when you lay on the floor beside her and color with her.


Malia loves to help with the laundry. She more or less just takes everything out of the basket and throws it onto the floor. Then she goes into the laundry room and gets dirty clothes and brings them out to be folded with the clean ones. I really have to watch what she brings out. Here she was "folding" her big brothers under drawers.