Monday, December 27, 2010

Video Message from Santa Clause

How cute is this.  I saw it on my friends Face Book page about how you can have Santa send a special video to your kids for Christmas.  I am not sure if this will be around next year but you can try it out for sure.  Here is our Santa Video Letter so you can see just how cute this is.  They even do more detailed videos for older kids that are cute.  Just click here to visit the website to make your own video. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Clause 2010

Georgia has been a good little girl this year. We went and sat on good old Santa's lap and she was excited and a little apprehensive about the whole experience. None the less we were lucky to have no tears this year so far we have not had a year where she has cried yet. This year Georgie received a personal message from Santa. She was so excited to see it on the computer and has asked me to watch it several times. It will be pretty exciting come Christmas morning to see her surprised little sweet face when she realizes that Santa came and brought her what she asked for. Merry Christmas my little darling. I love you so much and feel so lucky to be your mommy.
Here is the email link to her personal Santa video.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hanukah Performance

Georgie had her first school holiday performance. Billy, Grandma, Papa and I were there front in center to see her perform on stage. She currently is attending preschool 2 times a week at our local Jewish Community Center, And NO we have not suddenly become Jewish we just love the preschool program so much there and she just loves her class and teachers. After her performance we went back to her class and they got to decorate cookies and show us all of there exciting projects they had been working on. Thought we would share a quick video clip of her strumming her gutiar on stage. She is the one in the blue shirt up front.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We hope you are enjoying your holiday with all of your loved ones. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to spend a day with friends and family. I had a lot of help yesterday from Vanessa and Annette in preparing my Thanksgiving feast for my family today. It was lots of fun we made Turkey pops and I even tried some new recipes that I got from a cooking class I did a few weeks back. I am excited to have my family over today to enjoy some good food and company. Plus Georgie gets to spend some time with her cousins too.

To start our day off right Billy my mom and I jogged our first 10K this morning. It was so cold out about 45 degrees when we left but we quickly warmed up when we started the race. I am so proud of all of us and can't believe that just a few short months ago we were all 25 lbs over weight and probably couldn't have even walked the race let alone jog it. Hopefully this becomes a yearly tradition for us and even Georgie can participate in years to come. Such a great way to start off your Turkey Day. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

This picture is what our pops came out like but I forgot to grab a picture of our own. They are so much fun to make. You can get the recipe on

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tutu Cute!!

I just love making tutu's. It is so much fun to create and watch little girls giggle and twirl in them. I just started making them on the website etsy. If you are as hooked on etsy as I am then you know that you can find just about anything adorable and handmade with love. I haven't put up my postings of my collection of tutu's yet but I have a whole line of cute ones including the princess collection that my partner in crime Vanessa came up with. When you go on etsy look up my shop Ooh la la tutu. You can see what I have been busy doing the past months. Georgie just loves running around in them and wearing them to dance class when she takes it. Life is so much fun having a little one to watch and enjoy. Wouldn't you agree? :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat Party

Happy Halloween Pirate Georgie!!!
We had so much fun doing the Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat party tonight. Grandma, Charlee, Auntie Alex, Vanessa, Carter and Mommy all took Georgie to Disneyland to celebrate Halloween. What a great display of holiday fun. The place was completely decked out in Disney spooktacular fun. I couldn't believe how many people came dressed up and how impressive these costumes were. Georgie of course was a pirate and loved every minute of it. Her daddy bought her an eye patch and sword to go with the costume that Grandma bought her (she wore her eye patch all night and wouldn't part with it). If you haven't guessed it she is obsessed with the ride Pirate's of the Caribbean.
We will be coming back next year for sure to enjoy the festivities. Well worth the extra bucks to get in to this private event. Lots & lots of candy they give you, so much in fact that we did not even need to buy our own candy to hand out this year.
Georgie, mommy had so much fun with you tonight. I loved watching you run around and sing the pirate song Yo Ho. You are such a sweet little girl full of giggles and grins and are a pure joy to be with. Happy 3rd Halloween honey girl.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oclate Nilk

Oclate Nilk(aka...chocolate milk) is Georgie's newest addition to her daily requests. Last week Georgie was quite sick with the stomach flu and I had to withhold milk for about a week from her. She was one really unhappy camper about that and requested it daily from us. When she was feeling a bit better I decided to give her a special treat to a McDonald's Happy Meal and as an extra extra special treat chocolate milk. She had never had chocolate milk before and let me tell you she instantly fell in love. Later that day as I heard her waking up from her nap I heard her asking for nilk (milk). I said to her you want milk honey and she said no mommy I want Oclate Nilk peesee (please). How could I resist that request with a big please at the end. Since then it has been a request about every few hours. I am hopeful that she will forget about it but lets face it I think I opened a can of worms. :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The BIG 40!!!

Yesterday was Billy's big 40 birthday party. I wasn't sure what type of party to have for him this year. Usually we are pretty low key for his birthdays but this one was the big one and I really wanted to do something memorable for him. With a lot of ideas going through my mind I remembered that Billy had mentioned he had never been to the Magic Castle up in Hollywood. A few phone calls later and my Uncle Les was getting us the VIP treatment. I mentioned it to some of our friends and they were on board to partake in a little surprise for him. (Thank you to each one of you for making this such an amazing night to remember. Billy was so taken back by the generosity of your friendship and it truly made this night something extra special for him) I love you all so much. :)

I had told Billy that Les could only get a few people in as guests when he isn't performing so that we would be going with a few family members and our friend Cassie from Vegas. Little did he know that Uncle Les was able to pull a few strings and get up to 16 guests in for us. Alex & Robert, Amber & Dean, Chris & Michelle, Cameron & Jennay, Joe & Karen, Cassie, Annette, Vanessa and Uncle Les were in on the surprise....and boy was it a good one.
The night started out with us going to meet at Les & Charlee's house. A few of our friends showed up there for the surprise and the others surprised him up at the castle waiting for us to arrive. One of the other fun things we did was rent a limo so we could enjoy ourselves and not worry about drinking and driving. Billy of course had no idea about it, so when Amber and Dean arrived to Charlee's house in the limo he was blown away. My mom and Charlee stayed behind and took care of our precious little Georgie girl so we could enjoy the night worry free. (Thanks you too)

Billy was so excited, shocked and all smiles the whole night, he kept telling me how excited he was and wondering how I pulled this off without him knowing anything about it. Once we made it inside the Castle the VIP treatment began. Thanks to Uncle Les he has been a member for many years and knows everyone up there we were treated like Kings and Queens last night. I swear I felt like we were a bunch of Hollywood celebrities. Unfortunately, I was out of the surprises but the magicians at the castle took care of that and we had a blast seeing all the performers and touring the different rooms and taking in the whole experience. What an amazing night full of laughter, good friends, making memories and maybe just a little too much alcohol :) But fun none the less. Thanks again Uncle Les for making this an unreal experience for all of us to remember for years to come.

Billy please know how much I love you and feel so honored to be your wife. You are such an amazing and inspiring friend and husband to me. You & Georgia are my everything. Happy 40th Birthday Baby. Here's to your next 40 years may they be full of excitement, love, friendship, happiness & making special memories like this one.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Go Away Flu

It isn't a fun day here at the Cortese house. We had big plans today to meet up at Disneyland with Vanessa and Annete to watch world of color and go on some rides but Georgie woke up to a very upset stomache. Needless to say it has been a morning of washing couch cushions, lots of bathing, and some tears from both of us. I feel so bad for her right now and hope that this is the worst of it. Nobody likes being sick, especially when your throwing up. The cutest part of all of this is that she keeps saying sorry to me when she gets sick. I had no idea she even really knew what that word meant but she must. She also keeps saying Nessa Net Disneyland. Which translate to Vanessa & Annete Disneyland. We will have to make sure next week we make it a plan to go to Disneyland since she missed it this week. I hope you feel better sweetie. I am happy to be your mommy and comfort you when your not feeling well and feel happy and relieved when you are feeling better. Lets hope it is a quick little bug :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Little Things

Dear Georgie,

I wanted to make a little note to you today to let you know how lucky I feel to be your mommy. I get up with you each morning so excited to get you out of bed and start our day of adventures. I can hardly stand being away from you for even a second as I fear that I will miss just the smallest discovery, achievement, smile, cry, laughter, hug or just your sweet presence. I feel so blessed to discover the world through you my darling. It amazes me just how beautiful life is watching you discover it everyday.

It has been an uneventful day today. No special places to be, no big surprises, in fact we haven't even left the house today and yet I have to say Today is one of my favorite days I get to spend with you. I enjoy these days because it is our special time together to cuddle, make lunch together, read a few of your favorite books, watch you play with peanut and buddy and all of your many toys. Right now you are talking so much. You love to tell me what you see in the book, run around and act like a pirate (yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me), make me sit down and share your snack with you at your little table in our kitchen.

Right now you are taking your nap which give me this time to reflect on just how wonderful and special this time is with you. Thank you my little sweet heart for giving me this chance to be your mommy. I love you and am so happy to have this opportunity to watch you grow.

Love always,

Your mommy

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary Baby

Can you believe it has already been 9 years honey. I am so over joyed that we have made it through all that we have. Our life is pretty amazing and I feel so blessed that it is with you and Georgie. Thank you for always being there for me, for being my rock, my shoulder to cry on, a partner to laugh with and a wonderful father to a beautiful little girl. I love you my wonderful husband. Happy 9 years to us!!!! Cheers!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1st Day of Preshcool

Today was Georgie's 1st Day of official Preschool. I say official because for the last 1/2 of year we have been going to a parent and me participation class at our preschool and it has been a blast. Today she met her teacher Ms. Carro who she will have for the next 9 months. We are so excited because many of her friends from her previous classes are in her class this year.

I can't believe my little 2 year old is so grown up already.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oh My!!

Well it has been a year since I have posted anything on this blog. Since I have become obsessed with creative blogs and reading my friends blogs, I thought it was time to update mine. So Zylstra Family this is for you. Hope you are happy that I made my deadline before it reached a year.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Moving On

Today was Georgie's last day of her preschool class. She just loved her teacher Ms. Maureen and Ms. N. We had a fun pot luck party to celebrate our little scholars. I remember back the 1st day of this class and how hard it was for me to leave her at school for a whole 2 hours without me. Now I look back and have seen in just the past few months how much she learned in such a short time. She already can count to 10, loves painting, playing and getting dirty, singing with HamoRobyn on Thursdays, playing and learning with her class mates Reese, Leah, Monet, Julian, Benedict, Desmond, Wesley, Marlow and Mattia. I am so excited for the Fall semester to start so that she can continue her love for learning through this amazing program at the JCC. Thanks Ms. Maureen for giving our Georgie Girl a wonderful and loving experience to learn and grow her talents.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Georgie's 1st Dance Concert

Our little dancer made her stage debut yesterday. She was quite the little diva in her sassy outfit. Georgie's takes a class at elevation studios called mommy and me. It is such a cute little class full of adorable little tiny dancers. This is the 1st year they did this class and her teacher Alex (also her auntie) decided to put these little cuties in the show dancing to "Single Ladies".
Although this is Georgie's favorite song on earth right now she was to afraid to make it out on stage with her other single ladies friends. She made it out for about 10 seconds only to turn her back and start crying and then ran off stage. She is still under 2 years old and all of her other friends in class are 3 years old. So I think she did a pretty good job just making it out on stage for her 1st dance concert.