Friday, November 30, 2012

On the Eve of the Christmas Countdown

Lola playing "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Penguin Style"

We've just finished filling the Christmas Countdown that will start tomorrow morning.  We have a shortened countdown since we'll be traveling on December 17th, so we have 14 days until our Lemley Christmas.

Maximo topping the tree
We've already put up the tree,  started wearing our Christmas pajamas and have already made batches of Christmas cookies, but the countdown is the most fun.  We've tried to balance food, craft and educational activities, also considering which activities we decided to do on week nights, as we're often exhausted after a long day of work/school.
Playing with the Little People Christmas Village, together.

Here is our countdown:

I probably shouldn't publish this with all the uncited photos, but this is what I made for the calendar pockets:

We hope to share pictures each day.  Let's have HOPE this holiday season!

(Here is the 2010 post.  We did it last year as well, but I must not have published our countdown activities.)

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Quick Trip To Paris

In Maximo's dreams:


And then he said, "And then tomorrow, I want to go to the rainforest."

 Travel Much?

Saturday, November 03, 2012


I just wrote a epically long post about our wonderful trip to China.  For the first time ever, I seem to somehow deleted the whole post and cannot recover it.  I don't know when I'll have the time write about our experience again.  Hopefully, after a good night sleep, I'll write it all out again.


Here's a link to our photo album: