Sunday, December 27, 2009


Bryn broke her much coveted "Uncle Michael" sunglasses a couple months ago. She has been DYING to get sunglasses ever since. And Elle...well...she has wanted sunglasses since the second we stepped on California soil. Apparently, the sun is VERY bright here. Luckily, Santa fulfilled their desires. Elle, as Sharpay from HSM and Bryn as somebody from Wizards of Waverly Place. I'm not sure who though.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dance Recital

The girls had a semi-dance recital last night. They had it outside in the parking lot open to all public to see.

Bryn is SO excited. These pictures were before the dance with them full of anticipation. They were supposed to dance at Winter Wonderland, but there was too much rain on the stage for a safe performance. There is really nothing quite like rocking out to "Here Comes Santa Claus"...Mickey Mouse style.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Fun

They made 3 snow hills for Winter Wonderland this year. To get the snow, they had a big truck with blocks of ice on it. They then put the ice through a tree chipper and voila...snow! The kiddos went down this slide at least 3 times.

Here are the 2 Ws.

And Elle.

And Bryn.

Then we went to Vine Street last night to see all the lights and shows. By far, the Grinch was the favorite. Even though Elle isn't familiar with the character, she could have stayed watching him all night. She told me not to worry because she could tell he wasn't real because of his gloves (which you can't see in this picture). Well done Grinch! Max did a stellar job too.

There was an Alpaca.
And of course, Scrooge.
Then we came home and made Marshmallow cuties for the first time ever from a recipe that my Grandma Ellingson always made at Christmas.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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