Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We have had so much fun with Ellie and Emma tonight. Ellie is deep in the grips of imaginative play and Emma just goes right along with it. I'm not sure when we've laughed more.
|Snack at the coffee table turned kids' table for the night.|
|Chapstick - The child can only say a few words clearly and |
chapstick is one of them. She knows E.W. has one, always.
|There was musical entertainment and dancing |
(scroll down for video clip).
|Yeah, girls wrestle, too.|
|Emma wasn't too sure of E.W.'s ability to 'do hair' ...|
|...but she left a satisfied customer.|
As promised, here's a video clip of the musical entertainment portion of the evening...you will notice that Emma isn't quite as enthusiastic a performer as Ellie.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
This afternoon I was looking back over pictures from yesterday. Emma seeing her cousin for the first time reminded me of Freddie's initial reaction to Ellie!
Ellie, on the other hand, couldn't get her hands on him fast enough. All day she kept saying, "Baby Bo is VERY cute."
(edited 12-30-12) Worth got a great shot of the three of them, so of course I 'borrowed' it from their blog! Emma is giving Bo her signature look and Ellie's grin is perfect.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Every year we tell Worth and Kate to figure out when we are all getting together for Christmas and then let us know. This year, it worked out best to make a day of it on Christmas Eve. We kicked off with Ellie and Emma meeting their cousin (Baby Bo); Worth and Ashley were pretty excited to meet their nephew, too! Sa and Gramps made the trip over and I'm pretty sure Bo made a good impression on them as well.
Before we sat down to brunch, Worth read the story of Jesus' birth from Luke and Ellie said the blessing. We spent the afternoon exchanging gifts and laughter. Ellie was a most enthusiastic elf and Bo cooperated by hanging out and then snoozing. Emma was content to share hugs and smiles; don't think she's quite figured out the gift thing! All of that was followed by the traditional (at least for our family!) Christmas Eve dinner of ribs and a multitude of sides. We did forego one tradition, candlelight service at church followed by a gathering with friends. That venture would have been a bit ambitious with a two-weeks-old-on-Christmas-Day Bo.
Now it's almost midnight. Worth and Ashley are home with Ellie and Emma tucked in tight, ready for Santa in the morning. Everyone here's asleep and I'm up with Bo for a bit. Jay, Kate, and Bo are leaving in the morning for Christmas with Jay's family, so I'm stealing all the time with him I can! It's also a pretty good time to reflect on the blessings of our day spent with children and grandchildren.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Those who couldn't be here this year were missed (and we hope you can come next December 23rd), but just look at the gorgeous girls who were able to come. Since last December two have married, one became engaged, and two had babies (with another expected in just a few months)!
Love this Christmas tradition!
Love this Christmas tradition!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This is the scene that greeted us when we arrived at the hospital for Bo's birth! It felt like we were in a movie! Hallelujah, indeed.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
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