Sunday, December 28, 2014
Grandpa Mike and Grandma Donna were awesome playmates this Christmas. They were even willing to dress the part as pirates!
The plate of cookies we made Santa and the baby carrots we left his reindeer were almost all gone on Christmas morning. Karen analyzed the "nibble marks" on the carrots.
There were lots of "Oooooooos" and "Woooooows" when opening gifts.
Karen continues to love horses. Papa justified getting her this big stuffed horse..."It's a lot cheaper than a real horse". :)
Thank you grandpa and grandma for the great visit and helping us break in our new toys!
Saturday, December 27, 2014
We had a wonderful visit to Leavenworth prior to Christmas. The lights downtown get more beautiful every year! We wish there was more snow, but we still had enough to throw snowballs and run around in.
We had a blast playing with our cousins during the Seahawks game.
Uncle Moo was in a great mood with the Hawks beating Arizona. He even danced to my silly songs!
Auntie Amy was very kind to nourish us with fun snacks during the big game!
We were extremely blessed to stay with Emma and Lily's grandma Connie during our time in Leavenworth. Karen ADORES her dogs!
Grandma Connie's newest grandson, Peter Terence, is SO CUTE and very tall for his age!
I had fun playing with Connie's other grandkids (Finn and Elise). A favorite toy was Evan's old Brio train set.
It was a treat to see Anne Smith, Kate, and Petra too!
We opened gifts at Uncle Moo and Auntie Amy's house.
We also saw mama's first cousins Kathy Falk (daughter Leah) and Karen Martin-Schramm downtown!
On our final night, Auntie Teddy cooked an amazing dinner for the family - Snow on the Mountain - at their house (the house mama grew up in). We love the view on a snowy afternoon. Thanks for the memories!!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
A silly pose with Papa and Karen after the performance.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
I love to watch pole vault practice right outside Papa's office at SMU and my parents had no idea the influence it would have.
I had so much the other day running all over the house. I used a broom to launch my body up and forward like the pole vaulters I see.
As I got better and faster, Mama advised I move my event outside for safety. :)
Friday, December 12, 2014
It took a lot of time, detail, and cooperation to decorate our house this year but we had a great time with the project.
We're so proud of the final product serving as a center piece for our table.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Karen brought her little saw and I brought my plastic axe to help cut down our Christmas tree. There were so many choices we had a tough time deciding.
Later that night it was time to decorate.
Notice the overload of all the ornaments on the branches right at Karen's height. :)
And the finishing touch...the angel on top!