Yes, she is wearing her wool pea coat and snuggie because it was chilly. Next I have to teach her to lie down the other direction so she can enjoy the view.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
YES! We used broccoli and carrots to make the face. He of course needed a gamecocks baseball hat to pull the whole look together.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
At some point during the day, some of us felt the need to crash.
T-Rex got a much wanted erector set, an ihome, and a bunch of cooking things. She currently thinks she wants to be a pastry chef and open her own bakery. Fine - although she made a lot of chocolate things that are still in the fridge, so I think we'll be visiting folks with homemade chocolate creations over the next few days. She also loved her art materials, crosstitch, jewelry making supplies, clothes, movies and gift cards.
Big Al wanted a hammock for Christmas..... unfortunately she didn't tell me until November and of course they can't be found in stores. She thought it would be a quick run to Pawley's Island for their handmade ones (3 hours of a very boring drive), and when I finished laughing at her I simply said no. Lucky for her, Santa found one on Amazon with free shipping. Her other Santa gift was a ripstick (pretty sure its going to be the reason for my next ER visit with a kid). She also received jewelry, books, clothes, and a bunch of gift cards. She is ready to go shopping TOMORROW to spend it all.
Cheesie wanted a snuggie VERY badly, and it isn't something I would normally buy (I don't "get it" at all), BUT it was on her list and I found them on sale, and in kid sizes - and what I buy for one little girl, generally needs to be purchased for her sister and roommate. Oma sent Big Al hers. They think they'll be great for the car.
Playing Aunt Lori's game - Hedbandz. We're thinking about adding our own pictures to the game to expand it.
The afternoon carnage - at this point everyone had pulled out parts of everything and spread it around the living room, and kitchen.... thankfully they cleaned up the mess in the library.
The little girls received a LOT of art things, including these cool easels with drawers and they found a lot of time to paint. This was a good Christmas, with lots of family time together. We did cancel meeting with the rest of our family today, so we missed that, but we'll catch up with them soon.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
and back to the kitchen where green frosting was everywhere.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
and then more dancing. Some danced out on the screened porch - in the cold..... rainy....weather.
And getting ready for Big Al's birthday party tonight.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
All of the family came together, minus Brian's brother Barry (he and his family were representing our family at an Uncle's funeral in Texas). It was a beautiful service at the church where both Dot and Jack (and their son, and grandchildren) attended.Jillianne, Stephanie, Lori, and Lisa
My daughters with their Aunt Lori and Aunt Jillianne
Cheesie and her cousin T.
Aunt Jillianne, Big Al, and cousin Will
Brian's cousins, Julie and Melissa
Although very sad to lose Dot, we recognize the long, influential life that she lived. We were very thankful to meet cousins who have recently moved back to SC, and visit with extended family.
The night before Dot died, Brian also lost his Uncle Dorman. He had been ill for awhile, but we are still very sad for his family. Both sides of Brian's family are very close, and I know they will continue to support each other, and remember with love those that are no longer with us.