In case you were jones'n for some videos of Turtle:
Here's one of her playing with my iPod.
Here's a hilarious one of her eating hummis. It's actually strange that she reacted like that when we took the video because all the bites she had before this she loved. She was growling for more if I took too long to give her the next spoonful.
Here's one of her wearing my favorite color gDiaper, playing with Daddy:
Sometimes when Annaliese gets bored with her toys, she enjoys helping me with the laundry. I don't think she realizes pulling the clothes out of the baskets and rolling around in them isn't really helping. It is so cute though.
A lot of people don't realize that there is an entire town in Alaska that is decorated year round as a Santa Claus village. It is appropriately named 'North Pole'. We took advantage of the warmer temperatures today [12 degrees above zero] to go and visit Santa Claus' house!
Annaliese was standoffish at first like any other normal baby but as soon as she got close to his beard she was mesmerized. It was really funny. And when it came time to take the picture she had the cutest facial expression. I mean seriously, hilarious.
Erich refused to go up there and take a picture with Santa and Annaliese without me so we all took a family photo with him. I really wish i would have worn a different shirt though.
In Santa's house he had a standing plush moose and Annaliese couldn't help but touch the fur.
Same went for the standing plush polar bear. Here she is petting it's arm.
The two pictures below are of some ice sculptures in front of Santa's house.!
You could actually sit in the sleigh to take pictures if you wanted but it had started snowing so we snapped a few pics as we were leaving.
Here's a picture of Santa's house from the road.
And of course, the reindeer playing in Santa's back yard.