Saturday, January 9, 2010

Twelfth Night Dinner

Tonight we went to a medieval/renaissance-type dinner. We dressed up in period garb and ate period food.

We put Claire in a pillowcase

Mommy and baby (I wish this pic wasn't blurry because I love Claire's smile)

The beautifully-decorated tables

The yummy feast

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Christmas Carol

Today I finished up the run of A Christmas Carol at the Welk. It was 8 weeks long and I shared it with my mom. It was a lot of fun, but I'm glad it's over. It's difficult to manage a full schedule of students, play 4 shows a week and take care of Claire. It will be nice to have some free time.

The set

My view from the pit

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Family Visits

Aunts galore! First we had Aunt Liz and cousin Emme come to visit from Texas for a day. Then Aunt Holly came the next day from Utah and stayed for a week and a half. Wow, did we have fun!

Claire meeting Aunt Liz

Aunt Meredith (who lives with us) holding Claire while she meets cousin Emme

(Last time they came to visit, I looked like this - big and pregnant)

Claire and Emme

Claire, Daddy, Emme, Aunt Meredith, Aunt Liz (Emme is 8 months older than Claire, but you wouldn't be able to tell just by looking)

Claire meeting Aunt Holly


And just for good measure, I'm throwing in a picture of Claire and Aunt Meredith (even though Claire looks terrified)


Well, I did some experimenting with smaller pictures and it looks like they're too small. Going back to the old size. And I just found out that there is only a certain amount of storage space for pictures on blogger, otherwise I have to pay for more. Any way around this? Is there something I'm missing?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

We rang in the new year by watching old Disney movies and pigging out. I tried to put Claire down for the night, but she only slept for a couple hours and was up by 10pm. So, she celebrated with us. We didn't have access to tv, so we tried to find live feed of the ball drop online. None of us really searched that hard until we realized it was 11:45 and we still hadn't found it. So I did some research and found a site that would provide it. Only I didn't find it until 11:58. It was at that point that we decided we probably should pour sparkling cider for everyone to have a toast. As everyone is frantically preparing the toast and I'm frantically trying to access the live feed, it turned midnight. It was kind of pathetic, but really funny. Then we ran outside and yelled at the top of our lungs (while Lorraine blew a war horn.) I love a good excuse to yell outside in the middle of the night.

I dressed up Claire in a pretty party dress

Happy mommy and happy baby

Sitting on Daddy's lap

Her shoe wouldn't stay on

She wanted to celebrate, too

This picture was taken at 11:59

Way too excited

And then we went inside for a toast