Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Her-shey is...

We took our annual trip to Hershey Park Candy Lane and had a blast. I got the idea from a friend who lives in CT who came down a few years ago with her family and raved about her visit, so we decided to try it last year with a lot of success.
The girls enjoyed themselves a bunch as did Andy and I. We even got a visit with Santa though no one was intersted in sitting on Mr Claus's lap this year... Better luck next year.
It will be great next year when Annika AND Alexandra can ride together. She still needed supervision on this trip.
Well, here are some photos of our adventure. Enjoy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

Hmmmmm. We've been having a few little issues with behaviour in recent days. Christmas is coming awful quick and so we're going to have to be on our best behaviour from now until Christmas now!

Let's see what Santa has to say about Miss Alexandra today...
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Two Wolves

(Thanks, Drew.)
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied,
"The one you feed."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My First (real) Haircut!

Alexandra turned four recently and in her four years she's never had a haircut. I know, sounds crazy but i really am partial to long hair, as is she. I have done the occasional snipping of bangs to get the hair out of her eyes, and i must say i did that with lackluster results. The combination of me not at all being a professional stylist with dull scissors did not produce pretty results. Thankfully hair grows pretty quickly!

I always have found so much joy in putting her hair in different styles and she's enjoyed it as well. Well, the time had come when her hair was just looking, well, drab no matter what we tried to do with it. So it was time for a snip.
She took to the idea much better than expected and was a real trooper. I think she actually liked being primped! Though we only had a few inches snipped, she now has a lovely long-layered cut which she can spot up or down. :)Here are a few pictures from her first hair cut, and yes i did keep her hair!

Tis the season...