Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Poor little Sammy has another cold.  It just seems that it has been one long cold this winter!!  She feels much better recuperating in Nana's room, along with her stuffed animals and special blanket.

Monday, January 30, 2012

You were young?

I sent over some very old, very very old hunting pictures of Daddy when he was little.  Here he is showing his daughters that yes, indeed, he was once not quite so tall and not quite so old.  And they sit there in disbelief.  I feel your pain, Daddy.  You look at my photos the same way!!  (of course mine were chiseled on stone tablets.)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Throne

You gotta start sometime...but don't you just want to zerbert that belly????

Saturday, January 28, 2012

They're screamers!

The girls absolutely love this song and now scream in utter delight when it comes on.  Oh, my ears!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sous Chef

While helping Mommy in the kitchen is always fun for Sammy, stirring the stinky onion concoction...not so much.  Made her eyes water!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Watch out, LPGA!

I just wish that I would have learned the fine art of golfing at her age...my swing would be so awesome now.....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Because you always kiss your princess nih-nih when she falls asleep on the train car....silly.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Don't quote me on this but...

I'm pretty sure that her cousin did this to her.  The opening salvo of 'I'm gonna getchoo' played between cousins of all ages and generations...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This judge gives her a '10'!

 Look at that form!  Look at the pointed toes!  She jumps into the pool and Daddy's hands like an Olympian!
....and then she's thankful she made it and kisses land.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Time to warm up

Papa wrapped Sammy up in her towel to dry off and get warm in the Mexican sun.

Monday, January 16, 2012

I just wanna sit here

Olivia needed to watch and contemplate the ocean from the beach.  So she sat on Mommy's lap for an hour and then decided she wasn't an ocean person.  No way, no how.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


She's turning heads on the beach NOW at age 3 and a half!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'm pooped!

She spent the evening partying it up...dancing with everyone.  And by the looks of this photo, it's close to beddy-bye time.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Always there for you

Olivia, Daddy will always be there for you protecting you.  Especially when you turn 14.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Where's the pool boy?

Sammy is just lounging around for the time being on the air mattress...wish I was there!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A little sack time

Getting up at 4am to start traveling is not fun for an 18 month old baby girl....

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stop touching me!

I suggested to Mommy to take a photo of the girls sitting on their luggage all ready for their trip.  The girls were having an 'off' afternoon.  ;-p

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Like the title says

I give you.......THE PRINCESSES!  I was rolling with laughter when Mommy sent this to me.  Now that Olivia can walk, she wants to dress like Sammy does in the pretty princess dresses!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A tradition

Dear Sammy and Olivia,
Your Daddy or your Papa will read this every Christmas Eve to you for the rest of their lives.
Love, Mimi

Monday, January 2, 2012

Baking cookies for Santa

 Mommy has the little ones bake cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa.
 Sometimes, flour or cookie dough wind up in funny places.
 And while Olivia's manual dexterity isn't quite up to intricate detail yet, she enjoys squeezing the bottle.
All three cousins got in the act with Lillian joining the group.  I wonder how Santa liked all the cookies?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Itsy bitsy aprons

because who doesn't want a one and half year old in the kitchen with sharp knives and hot pans???  When I saw this photo, it just made me smile so much.  This little one is such an imp and you can see it in her smile.  These aprons for the girls is such a great idea!