Monday, December 21, 2009

par-tay & bal-let

The title should have been parties. There were 2 to be exact for our guy. Friday we had a party with our dear friends and neighbors and Will's best friend Miles. Will was elated and loved the attention and his gifts...he got a Lightning McQueen racetrack, and a Batman car for some of his figures to drive around in. He isn't fussy about toys and appreciates anything he's given.
Saturday we drove to the Chicago area to see more friends and Will was surprised(so were we) with another party and celebration. We spent the entire day playing, laughing, eating and catching up. Will had a second birthday cake and more gifts to open.

And Sunday Grace and I had some mommy/daughter time together and attended the Nutcracker in Madison. It's been a wonderful Christmas tradition for me going back to my own childhood and I've seen it everywhere I've lived. When my oldest son was little we would go together, though he wasn't too fond about going when he got to be 10-12 years old(it's probably not cool then). ;) So it's a treat for me to take my little girl now.
Grace knows the story of the Nutcracker and loved the production, she couldn't decide which beautiful dancer's dress was her favorite. I gave her a small sterling ballerina charm for her to wear to remember our day together.

I can't believe we only have a few days left until Christmas...I think I'm almost ready. Have a little more baking to do and still have to get to the grocery store. We are spending Christmas Eve with my parents and brother and Christmas Day, it will be my family home together.

I have 2 more posts I'll do before Christmas, one will be our Christmas card.

12 kind words:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the photos.. looks like Will had a WONDERFUL Birthday..
Once again they are soooo BEAUTIFUL..
Hugs girly..
Have a great week..

Tonya and Casey said...

Look at Will surrounded by all those beautiful girls!! You're going to have your hands full!! :) Such a cutie!!
Happy Birthday to your little guy!

And Grace looks SOOO beautiful. What a special time together.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a wonderful weeken!! Special events for both Will and Grace.

Will looks so excited with his gifts.....I can only imagine what Christmas morning will be like at your house.

I can't wait to start taking Sarah to the Nutcracker each sounds like it was a magical day for you and Grace:)

Happy Holidays my friend!!



Gavin's Family said...

Sounds like you guys were busy, but a very fun busy!
I love Grace's hair the way she has it right now. It is so cute on her. ;)

Wanda said...

Attending the Nutcracker with your daughter at Christmas is the ultimate. We've gone 3 times now but missed this year. Maybe next year I can take both girls (hmmm.....or maybe not).

Enjoy this Christmas week!

Super Mommy said...

I'm sure Will was elated to have two parties! What a lucky fella! The pictures are wonderful, as usual! I love the charm Grace chose - I'm sure she will cherish it forever!

Missy said...

I love the look on Will's face as he was looking at his birthday cake. He is so flipping adorable!!!
I'm glad you and Grace had such a great time at the Nutcracker. It's simply magical, isn't it? I took Paige and a friend this year and I loved it when Paige put her head on my shoulder during the snow fairy's dance. Precious girls! Grace looks gorgeous in the photos, too!

Marla said...

How fun, it looks like it was a wonderful weekend! Hope y'all have a great week and a very Merry Christmas!

jennifer said...

I love all your photos! Looks like it was a great birthday for your little guy. It's so much fun when the are so excited about anything they are given!!

Thanks for all of your kind comments on my blog. I appreciate them all!

Dita said...

What a perfect weekend with the children. William is as precious as ever I could just eat that little guy glad he got so much attention with parties and goodies with all of his favorite things BEFORE his big day on Christmas.

Grace...well, you know how I feel about Grace. She is porcelain doll perfection. I LOVE that you gave her the little charm to remember your day together!

What a wonderful Mom you are (not to mention FRIEND!)

Merry Christmas, Angel!

Michelle said...

What a special weekend for you all!! The best weekends are the ones where you spend making lasting memories, and that is exactly what you did! A perfect memory-making weekend! I love all of the pictures of those beautiful kids!

Colleen said...

what a great weekend Gail!!! Love the charm..oh would Addison like that charm LOL I was going to take Addison this year downtown to see the Nutcracker but I got so busy I forgot to buy tickets :::sigh::: Both my girls sleep with a nutcracker on their nightstand and we read the book all the time..Love the pictures of the kids.
How fun for Will to have a few celebrations!!!

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