Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas pictures

We had a great Christmas weekend here full of fun, family, and great memories. Each year the girls get more into the holiday and thus each year gets better for Jim and I. We joked this year that we really don't remember very many Christmas mornings before 2006. We were probably sleeping.

This year was special for us because it was the first Christmas in our new home and it felt so great to be all cozy and warm with our little girls in a house again. Despite not having a chimney (the things you don't think of when home searching), Santa found his way to our tree and left the girls plenty of special toys. There is nothing like the wonder on kids faces when they see the stockings filled up in the morning.

Here are the best of the Christmas pictures from this year:

Fiona doing a princess pose with our tree:

Nora opening a favorite present (thanks Uncle Paul!):

Fiona is in love with this awesome book complete
with recorded voices from Uncle Pat and Auntie Mary:

Nora is ready for school with her Dora backpack
(thanks Auntie Laura!):

Fiona got her first American girl doll designed to
look like her and loves "Little Fiona":

Christmas day (kids bribed for this average shot):

Our little family:

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010


Merry Christmas eve from our tree to yours!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Not quite Abbott & Costello...

Over bowls of cereal this morning, the girls continued to refine their stand-up routine.

Fiona: "Nora, let me tell you a knock-knock joke."
Nora:  "Knock-knock!"
Fiona: "No, I say knock-knock."
Nora: "OK."
Fiona: "Knock-knock"
Nora: (silence)
Fiona: "Nora, when I say knock-knock you say 'Who's There?"
Nora: "OK.  Knock-knock who's there!"
Fiona: "Wait wait.  I say knock-knock, and then YOU say 'Who's There?  OK?"
Nora: "OK."
Fiona: "Knock-knock!"
Nora: "Who's there?"
Fiona: "Orange."
Nora: "Orange who?"
Fiona: ..."Banana Head!" 
Wild laughter ensues.

Coming soon to a pre-school near you!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Visit!

Look who visited Santa!  The beautiful boot-clad Boldischar girls!  This is a much improved showing from last year's Santa Visit.  Just a couple more nights before the big guy arrives, which means it's time to get a-wrapping!  The girls already have their cookies made and decorated for Mr. C, and the fridge is stocked with carrots.  Everyone on their best behavior! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Elf on a Shelf

Here is our Elf, his name changes every day thanks to Fiona and the girls love him. They love reading his book, talking to him, behaving in front of him, and finding his new spot every morning. It is a cute tradition.

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Monday, December 13, 2010


I stumbled across this adorable picture just now, isn't it precious?

Fiona has been sick most of the weekend with a fever and today she was feeling good enough to go to school. After a few minutes of being home, she asked to cuddle on the couch. Casey makes a great nap partner, I should know after seven weeks of bedrest for that same child on that same couch.

Fiona never stops moving, so when she does I just sit and stare at her. So peaceful and beautiful.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Cuties

Oh the beloved Christmas card pictures.

Jim tried very hard to get that perfect shot of our girls together in their adorable matching Christmas pjs, but they had other plans. There are some funny outtakes that might just grace this blog someday. Today, though, I was in the mood for these two pictures showing our girls personality.

The girls are looking forward to Christmas and are enjoying all the festivities. We are doing Elf on a Shelf (google it if you are unfamiliar) and they love him, talking to him, and behaving so Santa will think they are good little girls. We have cookie decorating, a play, a ride on the polar express, a light show, Christmas parties yet to go, and a visit with Santa yet to go! This year Nora is into it all so everything is a bit more fun for the rest of us. Fiona loves teaching Nora about baby Jesus and his birthday, which is adorable.

More pictures to come!

Monday, December 6, 2010

So much for every day

Looks like I broke my idea to post on our blog every day of December. I have a good, excuse, I was in the hospital. Of all things to break up my weekend!

My girls were happy last night when I got home and today Nora informed me that she doesn't like "sick Mommy". Ha--like I do!

To prove that you have to watch what you wish for, or to at least be as specific as possible, I give you this story. I had plans this weekend, tons of them, and didn't want to miss a thing. Friday night I said out loud "I am tired, I wish I could just get into bed for a whole day"....and the next day I was admitted into the hospital. NOT quite what I had in mind. God was laughing a bit, I think.

Anyway, I am back on the road to recovery. I was beyond happy to be at home with Jim and the girls last night. My own bed and a warm shower never felt so good!

Friday, December 3, 2010

S to the Leep

LOVE these pictures....

Our sleeping beauties.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

PlayDoh Rocks

Who would ever think I would say that, but I did and its true. I made a batch of playdoh last week and it was a big hit. Fiona has loved playing with playdoh for a couple of years, it never gets old for her and provides hours of activity. Nora carried on the tradtion and loves it just as much. I love it because they love it...but more importantly for the quiet it gives me. Ahhh!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Challenge

I am going to post every day this month. Ok, it might be every other or every few days, but its attempt. Notice, I said, I am going to try. I think Jim might post once this month, thats my guess.

My girls are in the kitchen with me playing doctor while I make dinner (and blog, multitasking is my speciality). Mind you Fiona wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Based on the conversation I just heard, she will need a lot of schooling. I will act it out for you:

Nora: Hi. I need doctor.

Fiona: (With doctor kit in hand) Ok, good, I am a doctor. Sit on this chair. What hurts?

Nora: Me feet.

Fiona: Ok, let me take of your socks and take a look. Hmmm....your bone of your foot has a cough. It needs me to rub it. (Rubs the foot) Does it hurt still?

Nora: Yep

Fiona: You see, your foot has a temperature of twenty nine. That's not good. It has allergies. And it still has a cough. A bad cough, can you hear your foot bone coughing?

Nora: Yep

Fiona: Take this medicine. Put your socks back on and stay at the doctors office for the night. Good bye.

Nora: You fix my dog too?

Fiona: Oh sure! I love fixing dogs.

So, I should get a job and start saving for Fiona's future college and medical school where hopefully she will learn her foot cannot cough.