December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Arizona.

December 16, 2009

Christmas Spactacular

This week Lillian's daycare staged a "Winter Program" a festive hour of singing, dancing and general toddler cuteness. Lillian had a grad time singing and dancing to songs in both English and Russian. The program also featured appearance by Santa Claus, poor Lillian was shocked when Santa entered and refused to sit on his lap but did muster up the bravery to retrieve her present from his bag of gifts.

December 12, 2009

Christmas Stuff

This year Lillian is finally old enough to get Christmas, so she's really been getting into the spirit. She's watched both Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, so she's officially an expert on all things Christmas. There have also been lots of activities to get into the spirit. As usual we went to the Mountain View city tree-lighting ceremony (though the pictures didn't turn out this year). She also got her very own, tiny Christmas tree, which will double as a rosemary bush for our new house.

At daycare, she made a reindeer hat, which later ended up living on the tree.

And just tonight we went to a gingerbread house-making party, which Lillian helped decorate between eating the building materials and playing with her friends. Eric is particularly proud of the lamppost.