Thursday, December 19, 2013

Recents: including ballet's, lights, parties and Santa

We have been pretty busy, but also having a wonderful Christmas time. It feels like it is going so fast this year.

Elanor and I went and saw a local production of The Nutcracker ballet. It was so fun to take her, but made me miss ballet so much.
Elanor is all ready to go into the theatre. She would not make any normal faces....
Cute little outfit, all from my mom.
Elanor just waiting for the show to start.
 We went and saw Santa down at the Gateway and it was very fun and relaxed. We loved this Santa, he was tiny, super old and adorable.

If you live in Utah, seeing the Temple Square lights is a must. 

Elanor's birthday was last week, but she had her party this week, so Tyler could be there. She had a Charlie and Lola party. Charlie and Lola are books by the British author, Lauren Child. It was also made into an adorable children's show in Britain (almost all of the episodes are on youtube fyi). Elanor is pretty much really, really into them (as she would said).

I made a chocolate cake with peppermint frosting (Elanor's request).

Tyler drew this awesome Charlie and Lola backdrop. Elanor is wearing some "Lola" bows I made for her.
We had a coloring table.
We watched one 10 minute Charlie and Lola episode while drinking some homemade pink milk.
Elanor opening gifts!
We have had a fun and busy week. It is not over yet! My mother-in-law got in last night. She came to see Elanor's recital, which is tonight! Then, tomorrow we are driving to Oregon!


  1. Looked like a fun week. My husband is from Blackfoot it is only two hours away from Salt Lake . Next time we go home for Christmas I will have to stop in Salt Lake to see the lights.

  2. We love Charlie and Lola! Elanor is so big and adorable!