Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Throwdown with EFP & EBB

The pictures say it better than I ever could!

Santa left some cookies? Huh? Well, to be fair he DOES have to eat a LOT of cookies! And the reindeer appear to be leaving bits as well! So the chillies will eat what is left!

My Big Boy on his two-wheeler!

My Big Girl on her two-wheeler!

Thing 1 & Thing 2 (or "we want to wear our PJs to Nana & Papa's house!")

"I've wanted this my WHOLE life!"

Look what Santa left for me under the tree - with Bows and all!

She was SO happy with this jewelry box from her "brudder" - but later confided in my that "Mommy, it's nice, but it's just not big enough!" When I inquired how big the jewel chest should be - she thought about it and put her hand about a foot over her head 'this is good!' OMG a girl after my own heart!

Cars, Cars, Cars!
A giant loud car that goes! YEA!

All in all a successful and Happy Holiday! Next year - more bags, more sleep and just plain MORE!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fa La La La Freakin La!

So, we went with the "Oh, the heck with excess theme and put the bikes under the tree"

The cat was there already - Santa did not bring her.

Yes, it is true. I have committed crimes against Christmas. (note: unwrapped box - a gift for DH, who is not a big unwrapping fan and I ran out of big gift bags!)

There are no words to describe how the kids will react OR how tired I am now that this is finally finished - it is 4:28 AM and the morning is coming in quick!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Feast for your eyes!

EBB's First encounter with the man in red - it goes well!
EFP in very chic holiday wear - she is wearing very sparkly SILVER shoes - not the dainty black patent maryjanes I selected. "Moooom, it's a PARTY - I wear my PARTY shoes!"

The finest alapaca anywhere!

Yes - these are my silly babies!

Silly boy!

Serious computer guy!

Ice Cream Eating Boy!

2 silly kids with one silly auntie!

"I feel pretty, oh so pretty..."

Ice Cream eating girl!

Here are my darlings - in various poses, settings and stages of cuteness. I think they are simply scrumptious!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Three Years!

How is it possible that three years have vanished in the blink of an eye? 12/8/05 to 12/8/08 and yet the pain (fearing yet another month of disappointment) and joy of that day three years ago is as fresh as if it was yesterday. I still remember every aspect of the day - waiting for the phone to finally ring after the months of uncertainty, FINALLY getting the call and hearing those words "Congratulations Mommy - you have a daughter!" Words - I never thought to hear were suddenly there. As it happens I got to spend 12/8/08 with that daughter as she and I have both been sick with bronchitis. I told her all about how excited we were to learn that she was our daughter, that I couldn't even find a pen to write the info, I was crying too hard. That people came from all over the building to share in our joy... and how it was only the SECOND best day ever. The first best day was still a few months away. How to describe to this child the sheer joy that comes from being her Mommy? How I still don't know to what karmic offering I owe the gratitude for being given HER specifically. She didn't care - just wanted an ice pop to sooth her aching throat.
I told her about the champagne we popped open and how we celebrated with friends (who also received a phone call that day!) and made the restaurant people laugh.
She asked me a question I have been pondering ever since "Mommy, do you know everything about me?" I answered - "Yes, darling mine, I know everything there is to know about you." She answered "Good, I thought so, all right!" Of course the answer is really far more complicated - but for now and under the circumstances - yes, I know all there is to know. I know her because she is my heart. With feet, with wings - with her own mind - but my heart in every possible way.
Funny - how some words really do change everything. "Congratulations Mommy, you have a daughter"
Are there any better words? I have to say - that in the last three years I have yet to find any. (except perhaps, the equally joy filled: Congratulations Mommy, you have a son!)
Congratulations to all the Moonbeam Mommies and Daddies who are likewise looking back and remembering a day that is surely etched in our collective memory as simply the happiest day of our lives up to that point.

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