Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Let it Snow...Let it Snow...Let it Snow...

We decided to take a trip to Seattle this winter to spend time with family and it just so happened that we came during the coldest time ever!! It doesn't usually snow here in Seattle but of course it snowed when we are here visiting...Don't get me wrong...I love the snow and the cold sometimes but I think a couple days of it and then I'm over it. Not to mention it seems to screw up my plans of shopping and visiting friends. It is actually supposed to snow a lot more this week! Yikes! But Aya seemed to have fun playing in the snow with Anna and Kela. Yumi and her family came up for a few days as well, actually on the same flight as me, so it was nice to have help with the kids on the plane and its been nice for Aya to have her cousins to play with. They leave tomorrow morning so I'm sure she will be a little sad.

We got to see some actual reindeer! It was actually my first time seeing a reindeer and we thought it would be fun for the kids to see them too. Too bad Aya was a little too grumpy to enjoy it. She had just gotten woken up from her nap.

Aya with her Ojiichan

My baby boy all bundled..

Monday, December 8, 2008

Aya's first dentist appointment!

Aya had her very first dentist appointment this week amidst all the chaos going on. She did such a good job! She went in the back with the hygenist all by herself while I filled out the paperwork. I was so proud of her! And the best part was, she had no cavities or signs of developing any! I hope I can keep it up!

Mrs. Party Planner...

This week was a crazy busy week! I was in charge of our company's (EC) annual christmas party so I was running around all over the place getting final decorations, prizes, and miscellaneous items for the party while trying to fulfill my other responsibilites in the office. The party was on Friday and despite the few comments I received regarding the food, I must say it was a big success! The night consisted of dinner, 2 games, and 4 different raffles. I definatey am glad it is over. And I definately couldn't have done it without help since there were quite a few activites and so many that attended. I wish I had taken more pictures of the evening but I was too busy coordinating everything that it completely slipped my mind until it was half over. I did take a picture of the raffle display board I made. Thanks to Yumi with the wonderful idea of the background and letting me borrow her cricut machine...I was quite proud of how it turned out.

I had pieces of paper covering these prizes. This pic was taken after they were already revealed.

Here are some pictures of the ginger bread house decorating contest. I thought it would be fun to see construction workers get creative building and decorating a different kind house than they're used to. I was worried they would think it was dumb but they all got into it!

Kelii presenting his group's gingerbread house.

Dave presenting his barn replica.

The winning team due to their creativity and hilarious presentation!