Monday, November 30, 2009
We are SOOOO LUCKY to live in Florida, because it's a vacation destination for so many people..SPECIFICALLY, Kaz cuties!! Leeza and I have gotten to get together with so many people, we feel blessed. When Jenny told me that John's aunt lived her and they were coming for Thanksgiving, we were SO excited! Leeza and Roxana were both born in Kostanai, and hail from the same baby house! I followed their journey to Roxana and hoped I'd get as lucky! Leeza and Roxana could not look more different....with Leeza's blonde hair and blue eyes...and Roxana's gorgeous big brown eyes and long curly brown hair. Leeza is 27.8 lbs compared to petite Roxana's 24 lbs. However, both girls are SMART as a whip! I did notice that Roxana seems to be a much better listener than Ms. Leeza, and also seems a bit more "chill" than Leeza.
It was black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, so I started my day meeting my BFF's for shopping!!! I was excited to "don my gay apparel" FALALALLALALALALA and to also "don my darling daughter". I have had so much fun with Halloween outfits, and Thanksgiving outfits..so I was ready to "bring on the Christmas outfits" :) Like mother, like daughter, I suppose. :)
It was a chilly day for Florida, but I wanted to take the girls to somewhere fun so they could run around, and I could chat with their parents. :) I picked them up around 1030 ish and we headed to Clearwater Beach, to play in the playground right at Pier 60. It was fun. Lil Roxana got cold, but her daddy is soooo snuggly!! It was so fun to see them....they are such a lovely family!!
We stayed at the beach for about 2 1/2 hours, and then I took them to John's aunt's house. It's such a small world....she lives about 2 blocks from our old house...from the house that Joe grew up in!!
John also reminds me VERY MUCH of Joey. Leeza thought so too, and kept saying "Chewy is RIGHT THERE, pointing to John. They both have a beard and moustache, and are both so very nice. I really didn't draw that conclusion until Leeza pointed it out. She LOVES "Chewy" very much...and followed him around the house and brought him books. It was really cute...i wish he didn't live all the way in California!
We had a such a wonderful time with the Morgan's....and look forward to many more Leezapoolza visits!! :)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
and it's not even December yet!!!
This morning, Leeza pointed to my coffee up, with the Christmas tree on it,and said "Christmas coffee" and I said, YUP! You are right Leeza! She said "Dobble Dobble all gone!"
SHE SO GETS IT!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Leeza and Santa today
Leeza and Santa last year, 2008....what a difference!!!
It was a muggy humid day today, so, I was in no mood to sweat it out at the park, yet I have to get my energetic girl OUT AND ABOUT, so we headed to the mall to play in the killer play area they have there. I hadn't planned on doing Santa pictures, but there was NO line,and Leeza looked cute (although,not in one of her SEVERAL Christmas themed outfits). She has 2 DVD's that she's watched a zillion times on Christmas (Elmo and Abby's Christmas Countdown and Elmo's Happy Holiday's ) and we just started reading a couple Christmas books. Needless to say, she wasn't scared of Santa at all. It's really hilarious comparing the pics from this year to last year. Last year,she didn't have any fear, or tears,but the look on her face just says it all..."Who the HELL is this guy and why am I on his lap?" It cracks me up!!
Leeza is addicted to Elmo and Sesame Street. She always always, always, wants to "Watch Elmo",which, to her, is either Sesame Street (which we record daily) or an Elmo video (of which she has several). The other day, she had already watched Sesame Street, and wanted to "watch more Elmo". I told her NO, we were not watching anymore, and we were going to go to the park. I went to go get my shoes on,and I came back and Leeza had taken the current dvd in the player out,and put in Zoe's Dance Moves, and was watching it. I was FLOORED! I had no idea she knew how to put a video in and take it out. I knew she knew how to get Sesame Street on, (which still amazes me cuz it's rather involved..you have to go to List, then choose it, but whatever)
On Sunday,the day that she really drove me insane ALL day and was just being a pill, I put her to bed at 7:30 because she was literally driving me insane. :) She got up 7 TIMES that night, and each time, I walked her back to bed. I was REALLY MISSING THAT CRIB! Around 1:40 in the morning, I thought I heard something, but I honestly thought I was dreaming, or else I thought it was Sean's stereo. Leeza did something to the timer and it often comes on during random times during the day. However,next thing I know, Sean is waking me up. "Mom,Mom,he says...WAKE UP, LEEZA IS UP, SHE IS WATCHING ELMO!"
I walk out into the living room. Let me set the scene. It's dark. Elmo and Abby's Christmas Countdown is playing. Leeza is sitting on the console between the two seats on the love seats, with my purse in her lap. She has emptied the wipes out of the package, and has my chapstick in her hand. I looked at her, and said "Leeza, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" She looks at me,and says,"Leeza watching Elmo". I was floored.
Of course, I had to log onto facebook and post it, and email my core group of Kaz Mama's about it. Joe then comes out to see what the commotion was. He went back to bed (shaking his head that I was on Facebook, no doubt) and Leeza says, "Where Daddy,go, to work?" NO, HE WENT TO BED! IT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE FREAKIN NIGHT!
Oh, how i miss the crib...
Anyway..I digress....back to today and the Santa pictures. :)
This year, they had a different set up, same mall. She got to play in the Polar Express, pull the train whistle, pull the train brake, and even COOLER..play in THE SNOW!!!!! She had a blast!! I am so thankful for my Iphone..it takes great pictures!
Sean LOVES snow too, and really wants to go snowboarding. I think my athletic 2 year old would love it too. We may have to "suck it up" and go on a SNOWING skiiing kind of vacation for them. I snapped a couple quick pics with my Iphone when Leeza sat on Santa's lap too.
Gosh she was so cute with Santa. Then, we went BACK to the play area. She jumped and ran and played and had a blast. I love the mall play areas. It was extra nice because it wasn't very crowded. I especially love it because she fell asleep on the way home, and is currently napping, so I can update her blog.
Here is a GREAT shot I captured..she climbed up, and was unsure what to do...Look at her face! Of course, she jumped down, no fear. :)