Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The 5 Santas of 2013

Poor Santa, it just wasn't his year. Maybe next. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Nico diving for a toy Dec 2013

Here's Nico starting to dive for toys underwater. She has no problem getting her face wet and as you can see dives right in herself (always under supervision, don't worry Mom!). She likes to pick up the toy, throw it back in herself, and dive again - over and over. She's a fish!

Nico blowing bubbles Dec 2013

We both love swimming lessons with Ms Colleen! Here Nico is learning to blow bubbles in the fish, she can certainly blow bubbles and is super comfortable in the water but here she is sharing and getting Colleen to blow bubbles too, kissing the fish, and saying "blow bubbles". Cute :)

Forward facing car seat

In a big move last week, Nico is now forward facing! I've gotta admit that I wasn't quite ready for this move but she was way over the length restriction on the car seat and I was alerted to the danger of it, so it was time to move. Since Jason was out of town we stopped by a fire station so they could help me move it. Here's Nico being ever helpful!

She'll still fall asleep in the car! Yay!

Theater of the Sea locals show

The trainers had fancy new outfits this year! Nico loved watching the dolphins. Stay tuned for a series of Santa portraits from this year... We've visited with 4 so far and we'll see at least one more this week. Let's just say this is not the year for Santa. Poor guy has seen her dark side. 

The busy season

Things really start picking up down here as soon as the holidays come around. We've been to holiday fests, parties, musicals, and other events several times a week for the past couple of weeks. It's a lot of fun to be outside enjoying the slightly cooler 85 degree weather. Swimming lessons are still going strong too and we're trying to get as many in before we move as possible. 
At Founders Park holiday festival
At Lignumvitae Key with friends
Baby group holiday party... There were 5 or 6 other kids that didn't fit in the picture. 
Checking out the new bike trailer which we scored for FREE!!