Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for December, 2014

November 2014

November was another busy month for the Blair family. In early November we went to Tahoe for the weekend. It was a tradition that we started last year and I think we want to keep it up. It’s usually a very slow time of year and hotel rooms are like $49 a night. We like to stay at the MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe. And it is still our favorite thing to go to Basecamp Pizza and sit outside and listen to live music. We had a really nice weekend and I hope we can do this every year!

We had a nice Thanksgiving this year and it was a first because we actually hosted it at our house. We have never done that before. Andy’s parents were in town and so it was nice to have all of the Blair family over for the evening. Kevin and family had plans with Laura’s brother but they came by for dinner. I wish I would have gotten a picture of everyone but I forgot. Eliza had fun playing with her cousins and we had fun visiting with everyone.

The day after Thanksgiving Andy was off work and the weather was amazing so we took Eliza to Pixieland. Pixieland is a small amusement park for kids located in Concord. I’ve been taking Eliza on days when I have her home with me but Andy hadn’t been yet so it was nice to go as a family and have him ride some of the rides with her.

The Sunday after Thanksgiving we went on The Polar Express train ride for the first time. We went with Catherine, Chris, Ben and Jane and we had a really nice time. The kids dressed in their pajamas and we took a ride to the “North Pole” and got to see Santa and the elves and it was a fun time. Eliza loved it and we can’t wait to do it again next year.

And of course we did The Elf on the Shelf again this year. She made her appearance the day after Thanksgiving and Eliza was really excited. It was also a good behavior modification tool over the holidays to remind her that the elf was watching over her to report back to Santa. 🙂

A couple of Eliza sayings from this month:

After putting on 10 bracelets: “Mommy, how do you like my style?” How does she know this stuff??

I am so excited that I get a cupcake on Forgiveness Day (she meant Thanksgiving).

Pics:

With mommy on the Polar Express

With mommy on the Polar Express

No more pictures!

No more pictures!

Lights in Old Town Sacramento

Lights in Old Town Sacramento

Waiting for Polar Express

Waiting for Polar Express

At Pixieland with daddy

At Pixieland with daddy

Elf on the Shelf is back!

Elf on the Shelf is back!

Polar Express

Polar Express

On the Polar Express

On the Polar Express

At Pixieland with daddy

At Pixieland with daddy

Waiting in line for Santa

Waiting in line for Santa

Cute Christmas pic

Cute Christmas pic

Playing in the "snow" while waiting for Santa

Playing in the “snow” while waiting for Santa

Feeding a donkey in Virginia City

Feeding a donkey in Virginia City

Reflective princess

Reflective princess

Hook 'em horns!

Hook ’em horns!

Took Santa pics in November this year. She did great!

Took Santa pics in November this year. She did great!

Living room mess!

Living room mess!

Picking her own outfit

Picking her own outfit

Meeting Courtney on our way up to Tahoe

Meeting Courtney on our way up to Tahoe

Riding a carriage around the lake

Riding a carriage around the lake

At Heavenly Village ice rink with daddy

At Heavenly Village ice rink with daddy

With Uncle Kevin, daddy and Uncle Matthew

With Uncle Kevin, daddy and Uncle Matthew

Frozen crocs

Frozen crocs

Reading with daddy

Reading with daddy

Hanging with Tyler and Sophia in Walnut Creek

Hanging with Tyler and Sophia in Walnut Creek

My cute girl

My cute girl

Read Full Post »