Getting Ready for Christmas

Just a quick wrap up before the big day!  All the shopping is done, most of the presents are wrapped under the tree and now we are just waiting for the big guy.

We are all so excited.  The older the girls get the more exciting it is all becoming.

Maisy and I have been baking up a storm and we are now done with that as well.  Maisy was a very good helper.  She was the master counter of scoops, pourer and egg cracker.  

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All of our baking needs set out and we are ready to bake!

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Maren hanging out and happily drinking a yogurt smoothie.

Maren had her 16 month well baby visit and is perfectly healthy.  She is able to walk and will sometimes.  She walked all the way down the hall at the doctor's office toward her vaccines.  She is now 21 pounds and 4.7 ounces and is 31 and 1/4 inches tall.  She is saying lots of words! Some of her favorite words are "raspberry and blueberry".  She says them quite clearly.

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Maren holding up her stats.

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Maren stepping down the hall.

We made our annual trip with our friends down to Thompson St. in Alameda to see all of the pretty lights. 

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Maisy blending in with the lawn decorations.

The walk was cold, but dry and fun.  Santa was even there!

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Maisy was super excited to visit Santa this year. Maren, on the other hand, immediately signed "all done" the second I perched her on Santa's lap.  She kept her eyes glued to this strange man the whole time we were visiting with him.

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The only thing I heard Maisy ask for was a beard like Santa's but pink.

So, I found this cut out on Pinterest, that I cut out and let her color.  She seemed quite happy with it.

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"Ho, Ho, Ho to no one's house."

Maisy's really into jokes that usually are not jokes at all, but she loves telling them and having us laugh at them.

We are on a 2 week break from school and are looking forward to relaxing around the house with nowhere in particular to go.  The girls have kindly started sleeping in until 8.  It's been lovely!

Merry Christmas!!!

Love, 

Todd, Becky, Maisy and Maren