Let the games begin!…
Time for presents…
Violet loves birthdays, especially her own! She couldn’t wait to have a party and have everyone sing the birthday song TO HER! She has grown up so much in this last year. She really cracks us up with things she says sometimes. Of course I can’t think of anything exactly right now, but I will try to put more of that on here. She loves helping in the kitchen. I love overhearing her with Keira, acting like she is her mommy, saying, careful Keira or don’t do that hunny. Violet LOVES chocolate! Maybe more than me, which is A LOT! She asks for it all day long. Violet cannot wait for mommy to have the baby, she ask often when the baby is coming out of mommies belly. She really wants to hold the baby. Violet loves singing. She is still making up songs about random things. She loves being tickled and playing hide and go seek, especially with Grandpa.
We love our sweet baby girl, who is growing up so quickly!
15 Questions with Violet – Age 4
1. What is your favorite color? Green
2. What is your favorite toy? Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy
3. What is your favorite fruit? Apple
4. What is your favorite movie? Sesame Street movies
5. What is your favorite meal? Cheeseburger and fries
6. What is your favorite snack? Chocolate
7. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Chocolate Chip Pancakes
8. What is your favorite drink? Apple juice
9. What is your favorite song? ABC’s
10. What is your favorite book? Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy books
11. Who is your best friend? Autumn
12. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play in the snow
13. What is your favorite animal? Horse
14. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Elmo
15. What do you want to be when you grow up? Dentist
In the morning we celebrated Christmas as a family, read a great story, then we opened up a few presents. Violet had been waiting and waiting! We had been getting packages in the mail, and if there were things for Christmas we kept telling her that she needed to wait. She is doing very well learning patience.
In the evening were invited by our co-workers to join them for a roasted lamb dinner, and it was some of the best lamb we’ve ever had, it was awesome! Afterwards we sang some Christmas songs, even Violet sang. I’m so glad we have been singing them with her, she really enjoyed singing with everyone.
On Tuesday, Micah’s mom arrived for a short visit to see the girls and enjoy some family time for Christmas. So we had another Christmas day on Thursday. Violet was so happy to see Grammy, and of course open more presents. 🙂
On Friday, Micah took his mom to see inside the Kremlin, which she has missed the first time she was here. Inside the walls there are many cathedrals and palaces, you can read more about it here.
Saturday evening, we were invited to a New Years Eve dinner/party with Russian friends of ours and their family. This is a very good thing to be invited to, because New Years is the biggest holiday of the year. They usually celebrate by getting together with friends and family and eat lots of traditional Russian dishes. So around 9 pm we all bundled up and headed out in the cold for the party. We had a great time eating and practicing our Russian and at midnight the president gave his short speech on tv to give his wishes to everyone for the new year. Afterwards the clock tower rang 12 times followed by smooches of the couples who were there and then the fireworks began. And they continued on and off sporadically until after we got home around 4 am. BTW, Violet stayed up the whole time until we got into the car and then she was out! She was really good the whole time and they all enjoyed having her there too.
We wish you all a happy and healthy new year!
This past Sunday we invited a bunch of our friends over to celebrate Thanksgiving, American style, aka tons of food. We invited over 30 people and had 27 people show up. Yes, it was quite crowded and very warm, but it was a fun time. And there was enough food, with a few leftovers too! We are thankful for everyone that showed up because it’s nice being with friends this time of the year. We had a party here last year too with about the same amount of people. You can check that out here. This year I was busy with getting the food ready and taking care of Keira that we didn’t get very many pictures, but you all know what turkey and all the fixing’s looks like. 🙂
A thank you to you ladies that helped make and bring food and then helped get the meal ready, it was nice to have lots of helping hands.
Here are some pictures from a friends camera: