Friday, December 31, 2010

The Royal We

"WE" have decreed that there shall be no clothing worn except suitable accessories while opening the Royal Gifts.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Next, she'll be asking for car keys

Sammy got her very first bike this Christmas...complete with helmut and Barbie to ride along with!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Uh oh....

Conversation Christmas morning as Sammy opens her gifts...

Auntie:  Sammy!  Open this one from me and Uncle Dude...

Daddy:  What the.....

Auntie:  See how many pieces, Daddy?  1500!!!

Daddy:  (Glaring at his sister)  GAME ON, MCKENNA!!  GAME ON!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The rollover

Olivia rolling over from Lorna King on Vimeo.

This actually happened for the first time on Sunday, but now we have VIDEO!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cookies for Santie Claus

Watch Mommy how she uses the cookie cutter, Sammy.
Now, it's your turn.
Hand off to Mimi your cookie the thickness of Texas toast.
Put some frosting and sprinkles on them.  Santa can't wait to eat all of these tonight!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The tip top

Normally, Auntie puts the angel on top of our tree being the youngest in Papa's and my immediate family, but Auntied has been traveling.  I really wanted to complete this very last piece of holiday decorating and enlisted (mandatory volunteer?) Papa and Sammy.  She did a great job!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Who is this child?

Someone who shall remain nameless...ahem....came over today with an extra load of smiles in her pocket.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2010 Nutcracker

Although this was Sammy's second time seeing the Nutcracker, she doesn't remember the first time.....

And this time?  Was MAGICAL!  From the moment the dancers started dancing her mouth fell open and she pointed excitedly.  DANCERS!  TO MUSIC!  And the CLAPPING every time someone did something extra special!  She was entranced.  And so were all of us...with her.  Towards the end, she tried pulling Papa out into the isles to dance with her like the dancers on stage were doing.  For two hours, her little life was all about ballet and dancers and little kids on stage and more dancers and the jumping!!  THE JUMPING OF THE DANCERS!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Checking it out

Sammy was checking out her Christmas stocking the other day.  It was empty.  I'm sure that she's rethinking this whole 'naughty or nice' thing....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Daddy got the whipped cream out (again!) and this time Auntie joined in the fun.  Thank God I held onto the camera when it was MY turn to have it shot into my mouth!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cold feet

It was time to head back to the trucks and these two held onto each other hoping the other wouldn't fall.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Check out those eyelashes!

Papa and Sammy made a snowman this past weekend when the family went out to chop down Christmas trees.  There wasn't any coal for eyes so Papa improvised with moss.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The jig is up...

Many of you will remember from the Ghost of Christmas Past, that this little red elf is Santa's emissary.  He checks up on how the little boys and girls are doing.  If they're naughty or nice...c'mon, you know the drill by now.  Anyway, Sammy spied it this morning. can just see the wheels spinning in her head....'should I touch it?'  'will it bite me?' 'I'll just keep my distance with this guy.'

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Juggling three things at once

Every Mommy understands how sometimes it just seems like they are juggling so much!  Going shopping with two kids...whew..that's hard!  And just exactly where do the groceries fit in?