Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!

My Nephew Cooper was cast as an elf and a reindeer in Casa Manana's production of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Way to go Cooper! We were so excited to get to go watch him and see the great show. I was a little nervous as to how Jackson would do at a live show. He noticed each time Cooper was on stage. He loved the show and cried when it was over. Jackson is usually pretty shy since he is not very verbal yet. However after the show, he wanted to go around and meet the other actors and get their autographs. I was so proud of how brave and outgoing he was!
In front of Casa's tree

Meeting the Actors

Getting Cooper's Autograph ( After Cooper signed his program he smiled and rubbed the signature because it was so special to him)

Jackson and Aunt Gigi

PaPa Reindeer

December Fun ... At the Zoo!

Each year my Dad buys us all tickets to the zoo. My sister had not used her tickets and knew that we hadn't either so she asked us to go with them. Although it is December, the weather was perfect. We were completely comfortable and sometimes a little warm in short sleeves!

Jackson and my niece had so much fun together. The animals were all out enjoying the weather too!

Congratulations Matt!

Three years ago Matt decided to go back to school to get his Masters in Information Systems. That was right before we found out that I was pregnant. He has persevered through so many obstacles while maintaining a great GPA. I know he wanted to quit several times but he kept going. I am so proud of him and excited for him to get to relax and not have to study any more!


Jackson has been so much fun this Christmas. We were so surprised when we spotted the first Santa decoration for the year and he said "oh, oh, oh!" He knew exactly who Santa was! One of our neighbors had a cute inflatable Santa that popped up and down. We have had to stop to see Santa every time we drive by their house.
I was nervous about how Jackson would do when it actually came time to see Santa. I couldn't have been more surprised. He was so excited he was shaking. He walked right in and walked up to Santa. He told him that he wanted a "Tah" (Thomas) and a ""Pih Peh" (Pillow Pet) We loved his picture!