Sunday, December 27, 2009

More Christmas Fun

Last weekend we went to a Christmas party for Dyran's basketball team.

Karson sitting with Kayla. Kayla is an 8th grader on Dyran's team and Karson absolutely loves her. She stayed with Kayla most of the night.

Christmas with Garrison

We opened presents with Keith, Katie and Garrison a couple of weeks before Christmas. The kids had a great time playing together.

Karson and Garrison trying to get Hogan. Poor dog!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our Trip to Nashville

2 weekends ago, my mom and I took Karson to Nashville. We had the best time. We of course walked all through the Opryland Hotel and enjoyed all the lights and decorations. Karson even visited Santa. We did a lot of shopping at the Opry Mills Mall and the Green Hills Mall (which is the best by the way). We visited the Rain Forest Cafe and even went on a carriage ride. We also visited ICE which is a bunch of ice sculptures and the theme this year was Charlie Brown. It was very neat but the temperature in the place was 6 degrees- burrrrrrr!!!! Luckily we came prepared and Karson was bundled up. She was was very intrigued with how she could blow smoke - I thought she would hyperventilate. We had a really good time. Karson suprisingly did really well on the drive there and back - although she did not sleep any. She is just not a sleeper - much to my dismay!!

Bundled up for the carriage ride

All I Want for Christmas....

In Nashville, Karson got to send a letter to Santa and got an "e-mail" back from Santa. Karson also sat in Santa's lap - no, I am not kidding. As many of you know - last year she was terrified of Santa but this year she walked right up to him, told him her name, held up 3 fingers to tell him how old she was, and told him she wanted an orange La La for Christmas. For those of you who don't know, La La is her pink stuffed dog that is like her "security blanket" and she LOVES the color orange. As Christmas approached this year and we asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she told us an orange La La. I guess you will have to wait until the Christmas morning blog posting to see if Santa comes through!!!!

Dress Up

Karson loves to play "dress up" with our clothes and shoes. Believe it or not, she actually put those boots on by herself.

Christmas Cookies

Karson loves to help me cook and she really loved to help me make Christmas cookies. She had dough and sprinkles everywhere but she had a great time.