Mommy made us take some pictures at the Art Museum again in November. She just loves the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Museum as a backdrop for pictures. We invited our cousin, Elijah, along. Mom thought pics of all three of us would make great Christmas gifts for Gammy and Papa. I think she was right. Oh, how we love our cousin, Elijah.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Last Wednesday I decided to take the girls to see "Princess and the Frog". We invited our teenage babysitter, Kristen and her younger sister, Allison. Thank goodness they were with me, it was a group effort to keep Emme and Delanie in their seats, chaperone trips to the bathroom, keep the popcorn and icees filled, etc. The movie was great, at least the parts I was able to watch. I think it will be a few years before we try the movies again.
This year we started a new tradition that I stole from a friend (thanks, Shannon). We told the girls they could ask for three gifts from Santa, as Baby Jesus was given 3 gifts from the Wise Men. The girls were fairly low-maintainance with their wish lists...Emme asked for a Leapster, "Poopie" baby, and didn't really have a third. Delanie asked for a Pink Scooter (?), "Poopie" baby and didn't really have a third, either. So, Santa delivered...2 "poopie" babies, 1 leapster, 1 pink scooter and a dollhouse for the girls to share. The girls have been playing non-stop with these gifts and all the other treasures they were given from family and friends. It has been a really fun xmas at the Oskay house.
Oh, and the ornaments I thought were just too cute not to share!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Jason and I have a new saying that we are using with Emme to encourage her to be helpful to her sister, set a good example, etc. It is "Lead By Example". I often use it at bedtime or when the girls are getting dressed. Emme has started saying it and it is hilarious to hear her say, "Mommy, I am leading by example". Yesterday, she decided to help her sister get dressed. I feel I must explain the pictures...the girls had gymnastics, so I laid out their leotards and clothes to put over them. When the girls walked out of Emme's room, what I saw totally caught me by surprise! I think the picture of their backsides does it more justice! Note: leotards over clothing.
We braved the cold weather and met the Barron's at the zoo on Monday night for "Christmas at the Zoo". We were able to catch the "holiday" dolphin show and a ride on the train before we (I) wimped out and needed to warm up. We completed the evening with a trip to "Hot Box Pizza" aka Pizza Express...nothing better! Again, my apologies for the pics...hopefully the Barron's will post some better ones soon...hint, hint!
Monday, December 21, 2009
While my dad was here a few weeks ago, we decorated our tree. These pics are from take #1 (the tree had to be re-decorated and tied to the wall after a minor mishap). Notice the decorating technique of the girls.....the more ornaments on a single limb, the better.
Sorry about the quality of the images...lost my camera a few weeks ago, so these are courtesy of my iphone.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
My dad was in town last weekend for a visit and we had an absolute blast with him.
Friday night we ate dinner at home and decorated our tree. Saturday morning we went to breakfast, did some shopping and then went to the 3pm showing of Disney on Ice. This was the girls 2nd year and we are lucky enough to sit in a friend's company's suite..nothing better. The show was great, I would totally recommend it! We are hoping to make this a yearly tradition.
After Disney on Ice, we hit the downtown shops and dinner downtown before taking a brisk loop around the circle to see the lights...it was a little chilly.
Sunday, my dad and Jason went to the Colts game and then we celebrated Jason's bday before taking my dad back to the airport. Come back Dad/Papa Jim!! We miss you already!
Last Sunday, 12/6 was Jason's 33rd Birthday. He was lucky enough to spend most of his day at LOS watching the Colts secure their 12th win. While he was at the game, the girls had a blast making him a birthday cake...or at least licking the spoons.
Happy Birthday Daddy. We love you!