Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Skating for my life

I would just like to say that ice skating may be the most fun (and funny) thing to do on the planet.  I had SO MUCH FUN!  I did not ever want to stop.  we skated the full hour and a half allowed and I was not ready for it to be over. 
I also want to point out that my sister made mention of me falling down a if I was uncoordinated.  I did fall down a lot....ON PURPOSE!  Every time it made my mommy laugh and laught and it made me laugh, and it made all the spectators watching me laugh....and I do like to put on a good show.  Despite my best tries, I did not ever get the chance to pull my mom down with me pooper!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Zoo lights

We went to see the christmas light show at the Oakland Zoo tonight.  It was chilly...but we still had tons of fun seeing the lights, getting hot chocolate and generally being very goofy! 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's Christmas!

Oh My Gosh!  Santa delivered!  What an amazing Christmas.  We woke up this morning to Santa's sleigh all decked out.  Mrs. Claus even made us a gingerbread house....with her very own hands.  Santa left us a note!  I can't believe he gave us his sleigh.  He's the greatest guy ever!

Apart from the sleigh and gingerbread house, Santa stuffed our stockings with new automatic toothbrushes (I LOVE it) and bath products.  I also got a really cool pirate ship and a remote control car, some great books, my very own seatbelt (really just a regular belt, but I insist on calling them seatbelts and have been DYING to be a big boy and wear one).  Clara Shei got a kitchen set and I got stuff to cook and Clara Shei got pirate accessories.  I think it's my mom's way of ensuring that we share our toys.  Each of us got one big thing but the other one got the accessories to go with it, so if we want to fully play with out toys we need to work together and SHARE.  It's's way more fun to play WITH someone anyhow...and Clara Shei and I usually are more than happy to share.

After opening our gifts, we got to play for a long time in the afternoon and then had a yummy dinner all together.  I LOVED our Christmas this year!  Merry merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

I can't believe its already Christmas Eve!  Today was full of all our traditions.  Mommy took us out for our special lunch and gave us our Christmas letters.  She also gave us the gift of a rhino!  That's right...we added a Rhino to our family.  Her same is Silio.  She has to live in Kenya at the Rhino orphanage...but each month we get an update on how she is doing.  We are so excited by the new addition to our family.

Tonight, we had Christmas eve service at church.  I've come a long way since last year when I behaved so poorly in church.  This year, both Shei Shei and I did a very nice job in church.  Mommy was so proud of us and I know Santa was watching.  I can't wait for tomorrow!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Maxi takes San Francisco

Today an old pal from Cradle of Love came to visit.  Her name is Maxi and she looked after me with some other volunteers when I lived in the orphanage in Arusha before I found my forever family.  It was so fun to see Maxi again...even though I don't really remember her from the first time.  You have to forgive me...I was just a baby!  I'll remember her now friend, Maxi!

Tis the Reason for the Season

From Thanksgiving to Christmas....we enjoyed our season to the fullest.  From decorating the tree, to a seasonal trip to Disneyland and San Diego, to our first grown up outing to the San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker to a trip to the north pole on the Polar Express.  It was really an amazing season this year!  What a way to end the year...

Trimming the Tree..


Hotel Del Coronado

My preschool Christmas show...I behaved TERRIBLY!

The Polar Express

Ballet Dancing!

Tilden Park lights