A Gracious Place

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees and Johnny's FIRST Haircut

We've had fun this Christmas season making lots of goodies; puppy chow, Christmas tree cupcakes, a gingerbread house, and ice cream cone Christmas trees. Here are some pictures of the later. They did a good job of waiting to eat the candy until after it made it on the tree, but barely. Miranda was so funny when she helped me make the puppy chow. She had helped me measure and pour the chex mix and then I went to the kitchen to melt the chocolate, peanut butter and butter together. As I proceeded to pour the melted chocolaty goodness over the cereal Miranda exclaimed, "Mommy, you are (pause) AMAZING!" I think she was just overcome with the idea of chocolate being poured all over cereal:-)

It was time for Miranda to get a haircut too and we thought it might help if Johnny saw her go first. She took her haircut very seriously following every tilt of the head instruction carefully. She had this look on her face about the whole time.

Johnny's turn! He did really well and sat there like a very big, brave boy.

Before and After
Can you tell which is which? ;-) I guess the sucker kind of gives it away.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Little Miss Miranda

I can't resist posting this video. EVERYDAY Miranda puts on her tutu and asks me to put on some "ballerina music". Of course, Johnny always wants to hear the "Tractor, Tractor" song, so sometimes we compromise. But this time Johnny was still taking his nap and I finally got out my camera. She's never taken a class, but she practices a whole lot. You know what they say about practicing making perfect. I think she's perfect:-)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ballerina Field Trip

Miranda has been really into dancing and dressing up in her tutus lately. A couple months ago we went to see a REAL ballerina at the mall. It was super fun and interactive. There was background music and the ballerina had the kids following her actions and moving the entire time. Miranda didn't take her eyes off of her (as you can see in the pictures) and did a great job copying what she did. She did struggle with the jumping jacks, but then I struggle to follow someones lead doing jumping jacks.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Birthday Party

Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
We had a birthday party for Johnny Thanksgiving weekend. He thoroughly enjoyed every minute. It was so fun to watch him shoveling cake into his mouth with one hand and playing with the tractor from the top of his cake with the other. Check out all the pictures by clicking on this one. There are also pictures from his actually birthday when we opened a few presents he got from family in the mail and of him trying out his new big boy bike.