January was filled with "getting back into the swing of things", like organizing closets and making trips to the Goodwill (for drop off, not for purchase). Of course, January was also filled with Arden running me ragged, endless classes and activities which I know my daugher enjoys but often leave me muddering to myself, "Mommy needs a break", or "Mommy needs a coffee", or in real desperation, "Mommy needs a Martini", don't worry Mommy usually doesn't get any of the above, so don't call Child Protective Services about that last one. :)
Even though we are one week shy of St. Valentine's Day, I can't let the calendar keep me from posting our Christmas pics. Don't hate me. Here is goes:
A few days before Christmas...
A Beautiful Dress, a Purse, a Pearl Necklace, a Fire Truck...What more could a girl need?
I tried all Season to get her to stand next to this Santa...this was the closest she ever came.
Ready for her "Kinder Music" Christmas Party. Arden walked into the party shouting "HI!" to everyone...unfortunately, she's so short, no one heard her. Luckily, she was unfazed by this!
This car was her favorite present, from her MiMi...and a little red purse was the other favorite.
Pretty tired at the end of the night...there's that purse.
This table was her present from us. This table was also almost the end of our relationship as it had horrible instructions and Andy was overzealous with the power drill. We finished it though, some wood putty and a few "YOU BROKE IT!" accusations, and it was done. Hallelujah!
Christmas day at MiMi's.
Dancing away for the whole family...
Getting help with her purse from her Great-Great-Grandmother!
Hope to be on here more soon! Arden says she misses you all! Take Care!!