Monday, December 29, 2014

Fancy Girls

Mom and Hazel went out together for a fancy girls' lunch at Chez Zee on Sunday. Hazel and Mom were very excited to go, and while Mom was getting ready to leave, Hazel kept asking if it was time to go yet.

Not only did Hazel and Mom dress up fancy, the restaurant was very fancy. There was a red grand piano, with a guy playing music. There were twinkly lights everywhere, and it was very warm and cozy, even though it was a cold day outside.

Lots of people there were talking, and Hazel asked Mom why it was so loud. She said she "thought it would be quiet and peaceful" there.

The food was fancy too. Hazel had creme brulee French toast and Mom had veggie eggs benedict. They also liked the croissants with strawberry butter. When Mom and Hazel planned the outing, they originally thought they would just go there for cake or pie. Chez Zee is known for its desserts. But by the time they finished brunch, they were so full they decided they'd have to go back another time and just get dessert. They figured it would be fun to have another girls' day anyway.

Hazel really enjoyed the decor, and after they finished eating they walked around and looked at everything before they left.

Hazel liked it so much, she decided she wanted to go back for her birthday.

While Hazel and Mom were out at lunch, Dad stayed home with me and Turner and we watched football, played Candyland, and took naps (well, Dad took a nap while we played).

We are really enjoying winter break! It's going to be hard to return to school next week.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

All I Want For Christmas...

... is my two front teeth!

Bubbe was singing that song all weekend (she's so silly), and then today my second front tooth fell out while I was chomping on my lunch.

Check out my new grin!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Chanukah!

Delicious latke dinner, courtesy of Bubbe
This time of year is pretty fun. In addition to getting a nice long winter break away from school and the opportunity to spend lots of time at home with mom, Hazel, and Turner, it's also Chanukah. Bubbe flew in from Atlanta to help us celebrate.

Each of us kids gets to take turns picking the candle colors for the Menorah. Most nights, we eat dinner by the bright candle lights of the menorah. Then we play dreidle and open presents. When Bubbe was here, she made delicious latkes that we all gobbled up.

Go Wildcats!
It was a pretty lazy weekend so that we could stay home, play with Bubbe, and play with our presents. One fun activity was we all watched the Kentucky basketball game. Kentucky won by a lot. Dad is pretty sure Papa was watching the game with us from Heaven.

The weather was reasonably nice as well, so Bubbe took Turner and me riding our bikes in the park. She was pretty impressed with how much we liked it.

The only downside of the weekend was that Hazel was a bit under the weather. But that didn't stop her from opening her presents!

Here are some pictures from Chanukah and Bubbe's trip.