At this point, you’re probably wondering, “Was Lisa’s computer stolen again? Why no posts in December?” Well, we’ve just been having too much fun, I guess. Here are some of the highlights:
Aurora admires the lawn display of our neighbours Jesse and Maya (and new baby Nolan – congrats!). Her favourites are the lollipops that flash and change colours.
Aurora’s drama class, taught by her teachers Laura, and Marcy, above, ended with a cute little production of The Wizard of Oz. Betcha didn’t know that there were a polar bear and a Princess Aurora in Oz, eh? After Christmas we got to go see the Carousel Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz, which was a little more, um, polished, and which we all enjoyed immensely.
Our little dramatist received a pretty awesome (if I do say so myself) present from Mommy & Daddy this year – a puppet theatre!
We took a trip down to SoCal as soon as school ended. We had a great time visiting family, and…
Snoopy! He’s a little bigger in person than he seems in the cartoons, but you should see the Peanuts Gang! Our day at Knott’s Berry Farm included a great ice skating show, just like I remember from when I was a kid. I did miss the Birdcage Theatre, though. Knott’s no longer features the audience-participatory melodramas anymore.
Uncle Steve, Grandma Gail, and Grandpa Larry went with us in the morning, and Uncle David joined us in the afternoon.
Grandma Gail enjoyed a little train ride with her favourite little girl.
We didn’t go on any rollercoasters (what!?!) but Aurora loved the “letter drop” so much she went on it twice. Once it started raining, a lot of the rides shut down, so we went out for a long lunch at T.G.I.Friday’s across the street.
Brian and Grandpa Harold do a bit of catching up. Zayde’s pin says, “I’ve survived damn near EVERYTHING!”
The second biennial cookie-decorating fest with Jenny and Stephanie and Steph’s family was held at the Nestors’ house this year. Yum!
Jenny helps Aurora decorate her sugary creations.
Speaking of sugar, Aurora stole an excellent box of treats at the Nestors’ Hanukkah gift exchange game. Who did she steal them from? Me!
Grandpa Larry frightens Grandma Gail, Uncle David, and David’s girlfriend Emily with the hefty knife he drew for opening his gift.
Luckily, he only lost one finger!
Finally, we rung the new year in at Ram’s annual New Year’s Eve Fondue & Movie night. For the first time in four years, we managed to all stay until midnight, and all watch the same movie. Thanks to everyone there for agreeing to watch another kid-friendly film, “How to Train Your Dragon”. Aurora really loved it, and wanted to watch it again the next day.
Happy New Year!