Monday, January 02, 2012

a great weekend

It is 2012!  You know, I have never thought anything special about the start of a new year.  I know lots of people make resolutions and think of it as a "new start" and such.  But, me, I just like the countdown and then it is done and over with.  I just look at a new year as a continuation of my life.  Not that that isn't good.  But, I just don't signify this time of year as anything more important or special than, say, June.

But, five years ago, that all changed.  I now have a reason to make New Years Eve special.  My first daughter, Annabella, was born.  I rang in the New Year in a hospital room after having one of the most perfect babies in the world.  She is my NYE, tax deduction baby! :)

Saturday we had a party for her. Complete with a pinata and all!  You can see how we celebrated.

For the rest of the birthday party pictures.  Check out my flickr page.

On Sunday we chanced it (not sure if things would be open...some places weren't) and went to Aguascalientes.  Every since getting back from the States two months ago, Bella has been asking if we could take her to McDonald's.  So why not continue her birthday celebration the day after her birthday. 

The McDonald's is right next to the Wal-Mart.  And, there is still a big Christmas tree in the parking lot.  The girls saw it and wanted to get a picture with it. 

Then, we headed across the street to the mall.  Bella said she wanted to pick out some new shoes.  So, she found some she liked, which wasn't a hard task.  The girl is shoe crazy.

I figured Emily should be able to pick some shoes out, too.  Of course she wanted blue shoes.  Jorge tried to get her to pick the pink ones.  But, he should have known better. :)

Emily looks super cute in her Converse All Stars.  And, Bella is girly as ever in her pink flats.

It was a fun weekend.  Now that the holidays and a birthday is past, we can get back into our regular routine.  Hope everyone had a good weekend!


Lisa n Javi said...

Happy New year and Happy Birthday Bella!! Looks like she enjoyed her birthday and love their shoes too cute.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday to Bella and Happy New Year to you and your family! The party looks like a lot of fun. I love the shoes the girls picked out. So different but equally as cute!

julie said...

Your daughters are beautiful! Happy (belated) Birthday Bella!

Leslie Limon said...

What a great way to celebrate the New Year and Bella's birthday! Both of the girls' shoes are too cute.

rubireyes said...

Too cute Valerie. I love how differently your girls styles vary. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Bella!