After the UofA ballgame we went to my Nino's house to celebrate Christmas. Might sound silly but they weren't here for Christmas and this was the first day we had to celebrate. I love going to my Nino's house. They might need to childproof a few things, but I always have fun with them. I of course climbed up and down the stairs a few times. I also played with Buster Brown their dog. When I went in their backyard, I helped rearrange some of their yard decorations. My Ninos seem to let me do whatever I want and always think it's cute! We ate my Nino's yummy pasta for dinner and had yummy dessert too. Then we opened presents! I saw Santa on one of my presents and immediately pointed to him and said, "Oh, ho ho!" Mommy thought it was cute. Thanks for the yummy dinner and the fun presents Ninos! Enjoy the pictures!
So happy walking down the stairs
Pointing out Buster Brown (I love to chase him)
I also love trying to get Buster Brown to get in his bed
Mommy, Daddy, and I went to the UofA basketball game today. Our tickets were near Nana and Poppy's so I sat with them for part of the game. The game was smack in the middle of my nap time so I was a little tired, but once I heard the band and saw Wilbur, I forgot that I was tired. It was a great game and I had fun cheering for the Cats! I also enjoyed eating yummy Dippin' Dots for the first time:).
It is probably pretty obvious that we love sports in our family. Any sporting event calls for a family get together. Today we got together to watch the football playoffs to see who would play in the Super Bowl. This means that I had all my playmates over and had loads of fun playing. No one cared who won the games which made the day even more fun. Enjoy the photos from another fun Sunday with the family.
Let's get the party started with some dancing. Mommy caught me in the middle of my moves. Notice I have a full ponytail today:).
Allison is ready to cheer!
Showing off my basketball skills and making Daddy proud
Nana, Poppy, Grandpa, Uncle Paul, and Nina Nina Dia came over to watch the UA vs. ASU basketball game tonight! I loved it because it meant that I had more playmates in the house! I love watching the basketball games on t.v. I usually run and get my pom poms out so I can cheer on the Wildcats. I dance and cheer when the Wildcats score. Tonight I had a great time playing with Uncle Paul, Poppy, and my Grandpa. They let me be silly with them and make me laugh! Thanks for coming over everyone and playing with me tonight! Watching the Wildcats beat the Sun Devils was fun too!
Chilling with my Uncle Paul
I love it when Poppy lets me squeeze his nose and he says, "honk!"
After going to the Disney show today, we went to watch Daddy's team play Catalina tonight and they won! Their record is now 21-1! The team is so fun to watch. I like sitting in the stands for about two of the four quarters. The rest of the time I want to be down on the court. Mommy says I can't do that. During halftime, I had a blast running around on the court. The announcer told Mommy that no one was supposed to be on the court but that I was too cute to ask off the court. Mommy told the announcer that if there is music that I would dance. Just then the music started and I performed my first solo halftime performance. The fans in stands clapped loud for me and just gave me more energy to keep dancing. I even tried to do the worm:). Mommy couldn't stop smiling and thanks to Uncle Kenny, we have pictures and video. Mommy calls me her little ham:). Enjoy the photos from tonight and watch the video of my halftime performance!
Having fun pinching Uncle Paul's nose:)
Allison had fun watching the game from Poppy's shoulders
Saying "cheeeeese" for Mommy
One of my poses during the halftime performance
In position to start the worm
The video clip below is of my halftime performance! Enjoy!
Mommy took Allison and Me to see a great show today. The show was Disney LIVE! Rockin' Road Show. Nina Karen, Nina Nina Dia, and Nana went too. We all loved the show. The moment we walked into the arena and I saw the big red curtain I said, "ooooooohhhhhh." I couldn't wait for the show to start. I enjoyed sharing a big pretzel with my Nina while waiting for the show to start. As soon as I saw Goofy and Donald Duck, I threw my arms out to them and wanted to run and hug them. I loved seeing all the characters and dancing to the music. What a fun show! It reminded me of Disneyland! Enjoy the pictures and a video.
Mickey and Minnie
Drinking a little juice during intermission after all the dancing I did during the first half of the show
Showing Allison how to move her arms up and down to the beat of the music
Mommy, Nina Karen, Allison and Me (I didn't care to look at the camera)
Me, Mommy, Nina Karen, and Allison (this time Allison didn't care to look at the camera)
Excited for the second part of the show to start
All the characters were dancing together and I loved it!
Allison smiling at the characters and showing off her teeth:)
I played with the confetti that fell like snow at the end of the show.
Below is a video clip from the show. It will give you a taste of the fun music.
During basketball season, Daddy often comes home when I am already sleeping. Tonight he surprised Mommy and Me and came home early. I was so happy when I woke up from my nap and Daddy was home. To celebrate, Mommy, Daddy, and I had a dinner date at Olive Garden. I was a little fussy at first because I was hungry. After a few bites of the yummy breadsticks, some strawberries, and my yummy noodles, I was in a great mood. I had fun playing with our waiter too who spoke to me in Italian and made me laugh silly. Thanks for the surprise Daddy. Mommy and I love you and are proud of your coaching success this season.
Tonight Daddy's team played their fourth big game in six days. We played Santa Rita tonight at home. Daddy's team was on the news last night and had a great article in the paper today. We hope their winning streak continues. Santa Rita is a tough opponent, but they weren't tough enough tonight. Daddy's team won 90-76, which puts them in first place for their region. Mommy and I are so proud of Daddy. The gym was packed tonight and I had fun dancing with the band and cheering Daddy's team on while I ran around the top of the gym. After the game, Daddy was interviewed by many reporters. Daddy is a star and he has a team full of stars! It is so exciting to go to his games. We will keep cheering him on and keep you updated on their status. Daddy's team has won 20 straight games and only has one loss. Way to go Daddy and our favorite Panthers. Enjoy some photos from tonight and a video clip of me dancing with the band!
I tried to give the panther on the wall a hug:)
Nana and Me watching the game and taking a break from running around
Greeting a very happy Daddy after his great win!
Daddy being interviewed by Channel 13
Daddy being interviewed by the newspaper writers
Enjoy this video of me dancing to the beat while Daddy's team was warming up on the court before the game. Mommy loves filming her little cheerleader.
Congratulations to Aunt Christina and Uncle Jason on the arrival of their son, Donovan James. He was born today at 6:09pm weighing 7 lbs. 14oz. We think he is adorable and happy that everyone is doing well. Mommy is trying to convince Aunt Christina to start a blog on baby Donovan.
My G.G. turned 89 today. Mommy says that she hopes to be as healthy and active at her age. G.G. goes to the gym three times a week and is very healthy. G.G. celebrated her special day by watching Daddy's team play at McKale Center and then having a birthday dinner. Allison and I had fun playing with G.G. and helping her blow out her candles. I also liked tasting the birthday dessert. We had fun celebrating with you G.G. and hope you have a fabulous year!
Allison, G.G. and Me
G.G. caught me trying to taste the icing on the cake
G.G. let me taste her favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie
Daddy's team was invited to play in this invitational today at McKale Center. A fun time and opportunity for everyone. Daddy and his team had fun playing. They beat Pueblo today and won their 19th straight game! Go Panthers! Daddy's team got to sit where the Wildcats sit. I had fun playing in the stands with my cousin Gracie who came down from Phoenix to see her Grandma receive an award before the game. I also enjoyed cheering Daddy's team on and dancing to the band music. Enjoy the photos!
Nina Nina Dia, Gracie, and Me
Congratulations Deanna, Gracie's Grandma
Daddy's team on Lute and Bobbi Olson's Court after their big win
Eating some snacks while congratulating Daddy on his win!
Daddy's Cowboys were on t.v. this morning which meant it was time to have breakfast and watch football with the family. I love having everyone over because that means there are more people to play with me. Daddy wasn't too excited about how his team played, but he liked the company and the food! I had fun playing with a necklace that Nina Nina brought me and running around like Super Caitlin with my blanket as my cape. I even took a four hour nap today! This meant that I probably wouldn't be going to bed early but Mommy and Daddy didn't mind because they don't have school tomorrow. After everyone left, Mommy, Daddy, and I had family movie night and watched UP. I said "ooohh" a lot through the movie, especially when the house was floating through the air with balloons. What a fun filled Sunday.
Seeing if Daddy wouldn't mind me nibbling off his plate
Having fun playing with my necklace
Multitasking= playing with my necklace and watching the football game
Seeing how Daddy would look with the necklace on
Daddy and Me :)
Trying to listen to the sports announcers on Grandpa's radio
We are a growing family! We have a three year old happy and healthy girl, named Caitlin. We have baby #2 on the way and are expecting their arrival around September 23rd! We are a fun loving family who is always on the go! We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures and can't wait to meet the baby that is on the way!