Dec 25, 2009
Dec 22, 2009
Our sweet Claire turned 5 yrs old on Sun. Where did the time go? She is growing up so fast. She has become a great big sister. She and Kevin are inseperable now. We have been busy with the holiday preparations. We did manage to get a gingerbread house made. Kevin just liked the icing part. It was really fun to squeeze the icing EVERYWHERE. It is really fun to enjoy the holidays through Claire's eyes. She really understands the WHOLE deal and is really loving it. Kevin is going along for the ride. He likes that everyone is having a good time and he is getting treats more often. Hannah is showing great patience with the small ones this holiday. She has been excited for them with everything and even helped with the house. Such a great big sister. We are going to the movies on Christmas day...just us...to see New Moon. She will be floating the rest of the day.
at 1:48 AM
Nov 29, 2009
This is my first "shot" at Sunday snapshot. I am going to highlight Claire our middle child.
at 1:10 AM
Nov 28, 2009
We did the big cousins picture with moderate success. Funny the little ones were the easiest ones to work with. It was so great to see everyone together. Lots of food, talking, and memory making. I was sooooo good to take my video camera AND the still one. Kevin's first Thanksgiving will be well documented.
We had two boys with birthdays on Sat. F was 15 and Kevin was 3....F was gracious to share the spotlight with our little one. It also helped that Kevin adored all his cousins and is so incredibly cute....everyone wanted to carry him and help with him....nice. We also went shopping on black friday....it is truly unbelievable what lenghts to get a bargin. My sister and I aren't that deteremined to get the bargins. It is almost as fun to people watch. The registers in the electronic dept went down in Toys r..WOW what a show to watch there. The employee who was to keep us out of the electronics was super nice, but really firm. I don't think they payed him enough money to put up with angry shoppers. I think I heard a few remarks about his mother, but I can't be sure.
Rememember you can click on the pics to make them larger.
at 6:37 PM
Nov 26, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
We are into preparing for the holidays. We have Thanksgiving, Kevin's birthday, Claire's birthday, and Christmas before the end of the year. Thankfully I have been bitten by the layaway bug and have 99% of all shopping done.
at 7:50 PM
Nov 6, 2009
Claire took quite a tumble during a wonderful chasing game with her brother. So sad to see fun come to a crashing halt. Needless to say, she has quite a goose egg to prove it. I received another lesson in how LITERAL an almost 5 yr old can be. She has continued to ask about "when the goose egg in my head will hatch". Funny girl, I can't seem to make it right that she doesn't have a goose egg IN her head. I tried to explain swelling, and how the egg was ON her head not IN it....no go, she can't FEEL an egg on her head so it can't be true. When she rubs her head she only feels hair and no eggs. I guess when all the swelling goes away, she will believe the egg hatched....
at 12:07 PM
Nov 1, 2009
at 7:05 AM
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