Thursday, December 29, 2011

Black Eyed Peas

Eating dinner the other night and Myke was having black eyed peas. Its not something we have often, so he says to Chianna, do you know what this is? It's The Black Eyed Peas. You know, they sing the song "Tonight's Gonna' Be A Good Night". (Chianna loves that song.). And she looks at him, puts her ear down to the plate and looks up and says with all seriousness. "I don't hear it."

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Great Minds. . . .

Since a couple weeks ago when Myke taught Chianna to walk like a zombie and "eat brains", she has been breaking into zombie mode every now and then trying to 'get us'. Last night she comes out doing her zombie walk after us, but got it a little wrong, she was chanting "mind, mind, mind!", Myke and I lost it laughing. What a funny moment that was. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Jib Jab Videos

Starring: Chianna, Mommy, Daddy, Papa, & Uncle Brian:
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Starring Chianna, Daddy, Uncle Brian, Baba & Pa:
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Starring Chianna, Mommy, Papa, DeDe & Zay Zay:
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Starring Chianna, Baby Sophia, Uncle Brian, Baba & Pa:
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Disco Christmas! Starring Chianna, DeDe, Zay Zay, Mommy & Papa:
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Chianna & The Santa Clause 3 Movie

We have been watching Christmas movies the whole month. We have all 3 Santa Clause movies. Myke and I have always loved them. We watched 1 and 2 already with Chianna this month and today we put on The Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause. This is the one when the evil Jack Frost tricks Santa into saying he wished he was never Santa Claus and reverts back to the day he became Santa by putting on the jacket 12 years prior. Jack Frost becomes Santa and the last 12 years of Santa's life is re-written, definitely not for the better. During the process where he is not Santa anymore. Poor Chianna became inconsolable! She was crying hysterically, one of the worst crying episodes I have seen her have! We had to pause the movie and try to comfort her and explain that we should watch the rest to see how Santa saves the day and assured her it would be ok! We ended up finishing the movie and she was very happy in the end, but it was a real rough patch there! For those of you who know Chianna know she hardly ever cries and it really takes something big to upset her so much. Leave it to Santa!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snowball Fight Jib Jab Video

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On A One Moose Open Sleigh. . .

I took Chianna shopping today so that she could pick out something for Daddy for Christmas. I asked her if she knew what she wanted to get him, dreading that she would ask to go to the mall. (Dreading it since I waited so long.) But she said rather quickly, "Santa Lights". I then remembered that we were all in Home Depot a couple weeks ago and we were thinking about getting these particular lights. Evidently Chianna did not forget at all! So I had a few errands to run and while in the car, Chianna was going on (and on) as she does about when she grows up and has a baby that she wants to live where there are moose. I don't know what brought this on other than she has this new little toy moose from Papa.(She has been carrying it around non stop since Papa got this for her at IKEA the other day. Today it spent most of the day in her pocket and also she tucked him in the seat belt in the car for safety!) Although she does often talk about wanting to live where it snows.  Which is odd because Myke and I do too, but we don't really talk about it to her. So she is babbling in the backseat about living where moose live - on another planet, of course! Which she realized and corrected and said another state. Then she says "and I won't have a car, my baby and I will ride a moose"! A moose? I exclaimed, and she matter of factly said yes. Then she broke into singing Jingle Bells but changed the line from a horse to a One Moose Open Sleigh - HEY!

Then after singing she went on and on insisting that we would not live near her, because she wants to visit us in Florida and we need to be "in pieces"! I asked if she meant "apart" and she said yes. I couldn't figure this out for the life of me, but she seems really serious about it and even instructed me "can you tell Daddy, please"? I don't know if it is her independence or just some idea she has in her head, but being far away from my baby, "in pieces" doesn't sound so good to me!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah Jib Jab Video

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Zombie Brains

Today Chianna and Daddy were playing, he taught her to walk like a zombie and say "must eat brains". So she was doing this at lunch, walking around pretending to eat everyone's brains, when something clicked as to what she was doing and saying and broke 'zombie mode' to say, "Brains? I'm gonna' be smart!"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chianna the Elf Sings Feliz Navidad!

Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad (sort of) from Chianna! This was filmed Christmas 2010. Chianna learned this song for her school show, so we made our own show with her as a soloist! See all our videos on our YouTube Channel

Chianna the Elf Sings "Up On The Roof Top"

Merry Christmas! This was filmed Christmas 2010. Chianna learned this song for her school show, so we made our own show with her as a soloist! See all our videos on our YouTube Channel

My Christmas Cookie

Chianna and Daddy made Cranberry Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies as a gift for her teachers. Chianna loves cooking with Daddy!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dasher the Dino

We watched The Santa Clause 2 tonight and after it was over, she ran around the house saying "Dasher, on Dasher, and Dasher and Dasher". We explained to her that it is all of Santa's reindeer, but she would have none of that. "Only Dasher!" While tucking Chianna in to bed tonight, she informed me that she wanted a pet dinosaur to fly her to school. She is going to name him Dasher. She is very matter of fact about it too.

We got her to bed a little later than usual since tomorrow is no school, and I read a book to her. After the book was done, I tucked her in and said I would send Daddy in to kiss her goodnight. At this point she always hides in her "egg position" as if she can't be seen like that, for a game with Daddy where he can't find her. But she was very sleepy tonight. Today was a big day at school, last day before Christmas break and they had field day too. She said in her sweet little sleepy voice. "I'm very sleepy, I don't want to play with Daddy when he comes in but I don't want to hurt his feelings, I only want a hug. Can you tell him, Mommy?"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Feet Hurt. . . .

Last night Myke sat down with a big sigh.
Chianna: "What's wrong, Daddy?"
Myke: "My feet hurt."
Chianna: "Yeah, I have that problem too."

Me: {{{Literally ROFL}}}

It may not sound that funny in print, but in the context of things, that is an odd thing to come out of her mouth and is sounds funnier when she says it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monkey Glue

Chianna has this thing she has done for a while, mostly playing with Myke when she is trying to get him to stay in one place, she pretends she is taping him down, and says "tape, tape, tape, glue, glue, glue" as she is pretending to tape and glue him in place. A couple weeks ago, she must have overheard us talking about how we needed some Gorilla Glue for some pesky gluing job around the house and the other day, she was playing with Myke as usual and added to her mantra: "tape, tape, tape, glue, glue, monkey glue!"

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eye Drops

Where does she get these ideas? Chianna asked me to put drops in her eyes tonight before bed to "wash away the bad dreams". She has had this idea since before she could communicate it with us. Its strange yet smart and innovative too!

Evidently this works because the next morning on the way to school, she told me all about the dream she had that her and I were swimming with mermaids. (Or dolls with tails, as she calls them!)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Seaworld Christmas Celebration

Last year was the first year that Seaworld did their Christmas Celebration and we loved it so much, we decided to make it a tradition and go every year. Besides lighting up the park with their Sea of Trees, the have Christmas shows and convert the polar expedition train ride into the Polar Express. They also have a fabulous dinner with Santa event that is really amazing. It is a buffet of great holiday food, the elves come to visit and pour hot cocoa, Mrs. Claus servers her fresh baked cookies AND Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to come and visit, tells the story of The Night Before Christmas and sings Jingle Bells with the elves. Before he heads back to the workshop, he makes time to visit with all the children one by one and Seaworld gives us a picture of it too!

Here are some more pics of our fabulous time.

Yes, my little daredevil goes on this, and screams "yee haw" on the way down!

Here they come. . . 

And there they go!

I really love riding Atlantis too, but I had a bit of s snifle and didn't want to chance getting wet and then sick right before Christmas! 

Oh My Gosh! Here comes Santa!

And a big hug!

Playing in the "snow":

Sunday, December 4, 2011