Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Xmas Card

Christmas Eve 2011

Ready for church.

Too many cooks in the kitchen?

 Butternut squash salad with apple cider vinagrette
 Rib roast, Black truffle mac and cheese and green beans. Todd cooked every dish himself;)
 Tracking Santa online with Didi. He's in Indiana Mom!!!

More cookies for Santa and chocolate Mice... which Adele loved by the way.

The Laabs Crew comes for Xmas!

 Making popcorn with Papi
 Showing Owen how it's done;)
 Didi gave Dad a cut and color and Adele wanted in on the action. Veda was happy to play Stylist.
 Papi needed a deep clean. This was toy 1004 that Veda showed everyone when they walked in the door on Thursday night. She couldn't contain her excitement.
Who knew he had such mad Play-Doh skills?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Few More...

Ryan has traditionally wrapped his presents with flare. In fact, one of the gifts for Adele almost got tossed because it didn't look like a gift at all. Veda wasn't impressed... "But it's so weird," she cried!


 Yum turkey leg! Adele tasted each piece of food in the box;)
 Adele investigating the flameless candle I got from Nana. Anything that lights up gets her attention.
Thanks for my fancy bottle of wine Uncle Ry. Can't wait until I can enjoy it in a few months;)
Who knew cleaning supplies would generate so much excitement?

Santa Came!!!

 Examining the evidence. Sure enough. The reindeer ate the carrots and left one with a big bite taken out of it.
Look! Santa took my note and he left some cookie for me for breakfast! I'm so excited about this finding that I haven't noticed all the presents right behind me.
 Adele... doesn't even know what it is but it has a bow and wheels so I'm game!
"Just what I always never wanted," Veda exclaims. We knew what she meant;)

Twas the Night Before Sayre Xmas

Todd and I went to his P&G holiday party and left Nana, Bull and Uncle Ryan to prepare for Santa's arrival. Veda had so much fun cooking with Nana. They put carrots outside for the Reindeer and Xmas cookies out for Santa. Veda dictated a note to Nana to leave with the cookies. I should also mention that Nana and Bull made a point to come to town on Wednesday so they could also be present for Veda's holiday show. Veda was over the moon excited to have them there.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Decorating the Tree!

Nana came to the rescue and brought me boxes of ornaments from my childhood. This is the first tree Todd and I have had considering we've never been home for xmas so needless to say we are short on supplies. Both Didi and Nana made sure I had the original family stockings for the fireplace as well. I have all 13 hung with care;)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Show at School "Winnie the Pooh"

Veda's class made up the honey bee cast in the winter show at school. She enjoyed practicing her honey dance over and over and over for us. The best part of the night was that Todd arrived home from China just minutes before we left so Veda was extra excited to perform.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Serious Work

Veda is has mastered the mouse which means she has mastered her NickJr games online. Don't try to interrupt  her or else!