Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas from the Frost Family

We like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May your holiday be filled joy and peace from the One whose birth we celebrate. See you next year!!

We're ready for Christmas!

Christmas activities begin this weekend. Friday night we will celebrate with Ed's family at our house. The menu will consist of a typical "Tampa" meal of Spanish Bean soup, deviled crab and Cuban Sandwiches--YUM! On Sunday, we will have our regular Sunday morning service as well as a candlelight service that evening. On Christmas day, we will celebrate at home and our good friends Owen and Joanne will join us. The day after Christmas mom and dad will arrive and we will celebrate with them. The shopping is done and we are sitting back and enjoying all the festivities! Claire and I try to make Christmas cookies every year. This year we found these Reindeer cookies in a magazine. We had so much fun making them.

The girls have one big present waiting for them out in the yard. Can you guess what it is?

Here's our house decorated for Christmas. Daddy and Claire put lights up outside this year. This is actually the back of our house but, we decorated this side because, it is the side that shows from the road and the church. Most people enter our house from these doors. I know it's kind of strange, but that's life in the parsonage!!

Our stockings are hung by the TV with care.

You know your a parent when you decorate your tree just so only to place a tacky contraption around the bottom of it just to please the young'ns! Our tacky contraptions of choice this year is a Mickey's Ski Slope.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A glimpse into the 4yr old mind

Ella and Claire taking a Sick Day

The girls have both been very sick this week. Saturday night I finished the last Christmas Cantata performance and came home around 9:30pm to find Claire with a 104 degree temp and Ella with a 101 degree temp. After some failed attempts to reduce Claire's fever , I ended up taking her to the ER. We were there until 3:30am. They gave her some medicine, took x-rays of her chest, and gave her a breathing treatment. She took all of this in stride, but then they walked in with a "Looney Toons" hospital gown and asked her to remove her "Belle" nightgown and put on the hospital nightgown. This was too much to ask. You can do whatever medical treatments necessary but you don't mess with fashion!! Needless to say she could not wait to get back into her own nightgown and she also made sure she put a nice smile on for her x-ray "picture" despite feeling so badly. I honestly don't know where she gets this from!!! Anyway, it turns out both girls have a pretty good case of bronchitis, so we've been staying in and taking some time to recover. Yesterday, we finally ventured back out to Target get a few Christmas errands done. As we were leaving to go back to our car, Claire noticed an SUV parked next to us. She said "Mommy what's this car doing here, when we got here there was a blue "lowercase" car parked here?" I guess Pre-K is paying off!!

What to do when you're tired of riding in the stroller

Are you watching?? Okay, "Where's El--la??"
There she is!!!!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Catching Up

It's been a busy few weeks but here's some pictures to catch you up on what's been going on in the Frost household.

Ella has said goodbye to the BaBa. Hello sippy cup. Ella took this in stride and never looked back. Mommy was glad to never wash another bottle, but somehow reluctant and a little sad to see them in the trash can.

Ella learns how to multi-task. Napping and lunch can all be accomplished in one place. Claire dons her Pocahontas dress to camp out with Daddy in the garage. One must always have the appropriate attire for any occasion.Shades in the day
Shades at nightHer Majesty, Queen of Clean, for the moment.

In the beginning of November, Kristy directed the church choir as they sang in the pre-show for Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede in Orlando. You can see pics here
The Florida Fall weather is our favorite time of year and the girls have been enjoying playing outside.

Ella had popcorn for the first time. Actually mommy bought it for her to" help" us get the grocery shopping done. She loved it so much that she insisted on holding the bag all day and wouldn't let anyone take it from her. We don't have any sidewalks near the house so the girls have really enjoyed driving their princess car around the yard. Claire is the driver and Ella operates the radio and dances. For Thanksgiving, we met mom and dad in Savannah. We had a nice relaxing visit.

We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Hyatt. It was delicious. Ella really enjoyed her first Thanksgiving dinner. It turns out, she's a southern girl at heart. She loves collard greens, sweet potatoes, and biscuit and gravy!

After dinner we took a short walk on the waterfront.

Here's Nana and the girls riding the Christmas train at the mall on Black Friday.

On our last night in Savannah, we ate at Bubba's Oyster House (Brother of Paula Dean). We ended up waiting two hours to be seated (not fun with a hungry four year old and 16 month old). This happy picture was obviously taken at the beginning of the wait.

And these were taken after the wait. Ella was very hungry.