2 Years old!

Nico is TWO!! We had some friends over for dinner and cupcakes on her birthday. That Sunday we went to Grandma and Grandpa Grandy's house to celebrate with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Nico is getting to be more and more fun. She's putting together sentences, can count things, and is learning to pretend with her toys. Our favorite pretend playing has been with her tin box and finger puppets that she got from a friend. She will pretend that the puppet is crying because it can't get into the box with its friends. Then she opens the box and cheers and put the puppet inside. No idea where she gets this stuff from.

Here is the tutorial for the Tipi, it was really easy to make and requires a twin sheet and some PVC pipes, super inexpensive fun project.



Christmas came and went and we had a wonderful holiday.

This was the best part of the morning, Nico was SO excited to find an orange at the bottom of her stocking. I wish her reaction to the new bike we got her had been as good.

We drove to Idaho the day after Christmas to see my sister and her family. We went to Tamarack and Mike and all the rest went skiing/snowboarding, I hung out with the babies and watched the Muppet's Christmas Carol. On the drive home Mike and Nico were struck by the stomach virus my sister, her husband, a few of her kids and I had earlier in the week. We had about 4 roadside stops before we decided to call it a day and check into a gross motel 2 1/2 hours from home. All in all we had a good time, but we could have done without the barf and runny poop.