Sammy got a pair of graduating Barbie roller skates from Auntie and Uncle Dude. She kept them on her feet walking around like this for a good part of an hour before being cajoled into taking them off. I can't wait to see how she learns to use these.
Sammy is now an old hand at seeing Santa and sitting on his lap. She was at the Christmas party Daddy's gym put on for clients and their families. I just can't wrap my head around a jolly (fat!) Santa at a gym. I'm pretty sure that this Santa has a few pillows tucked into his clothes!
When Mommy first sent me this photo I thought, "Jeez...another one of the the yoga position? How am I going to journal it?" Then I realized that although it looks like a typical yoga position, I saw that the girls are at the exact same location in both photos....right at the entrance to the kitchen. They are both bowing down to Mommy for cooking all the good things she does and could they please have more mac and cheese now?
It seems that Sammy has had one long cold, starting in September and now with this latest one. But there's nothing like resting on the floor in front of the tv with her snuggly blanket to while away the days....
Last night was our annual Christmas party. This little car features the M&M guys in it. And guess where it came from? All the way from Australia and her Mimi's second cousin. So that would actually be Olivia's cousin twice removed? Gah.....
I thought that I could take some photos of the little girls with a string of Christmas lights around them. Sammy thought it was neat while little Olivia didn't like them at all once she realized I draped them around her shoulders. Take them off NOW!!
A week ago, Mimi's back went out on her (old football injury) and she has been hobbling along all week worried how she was going to get the house decorated for Christmas. Then she had a brilliant idea! Sammy could come over and help put up all the decorations! And she did, too. Here we are unwrapping our favorite Nativity set and I was explaining to her what each figure was. She was entranced with the sheep....
I had to wear a hazmat suit to get in close to her to clean her up after she ate a waffle that had one cup of syrup on it. What she really wanted to do was rearrange my hair and pat my face with those sticky fingers!
Grandchild number 3 has discovered a cabinet that doesn't have locks on it and that she can get into with out any problems. It's only a matter of days before she throws what's in there out and crawls in herself. Sigh.
Olivia's cousin is further into the room than she is but she is watching him...closely. He will eventually draw her into the room all the way and they will sit and will continue to say 'bye' to each other at the top of their lungs.....for what seemed liked hours but they were having a blast.