Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
...and a pink digital camera with the accessories:
Mamaw and Pap Pap S bought her a complete snowshoeing kit of a bigger size. A few years ago, they bought her smaller snowshoes, but she's outgrown them and she loves to snowshoe so much! I need to get out there and exercise more with her! Did you know that snowshoeing can burn about 1000 calories per hour?!?! It's even part of the school phys ed curriculum here in our NH town (when the weather cooperates).
Grandma and Grandpap H bought each girl a portable DVD player to help keep them busy in the car! Yeah!
EJ also got really cool Camp Rock gear (hat, purse, Tshirts) from her cousin H. She also received a whole bunch of Hannah Montana stuff (bath kit, pjs, and sweatshirt) and High School Musical stuff (shirt and sweatshirt). A full tweener wardrobe!
EJ got Sophie a Sit and Spin. They have several of these in the church nursery and Sophie just loves to play on them:
Santa brought her a Peek-a-Boo Curious George:
EJ and I went to see Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories yesterday. It was a great movie - we highly recommend it for kids!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
EJ was SO excited to be Mary this year. Since she was three, she has been an angel in the pageant, and as much as she loves the angel costumes, she liked being able to be someone different this year.
Pap Pap and Mamaw are leaving today to visit my brother's family for a few days. I'm hoping to catch up on the laundry and visit the local LLBean outlet for some after-holiday shopping!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
but got bored pretty quickly and joined her big sister on the couch to watch a Christmas movie instead.
EJ does like putting the star on top each year. This year, we remembered to have her do it BEFORE all the other ornaments were hung!
What I remember most about this evening is that the power went out about an hour after the last photo was taken.
Yesterday was a great day - my cousin and her kids came up for a few hours and had lunch with us. K and Dad put a new light in the kitchen (the older fixture was out of commission for the past few weeks), and then our friends J and B from San Francisco (formerly of NH) stopped in for a little while since they were in the area this week. It was so nice to see them! We went out for our favorite pizza last night and just relaxed.
Today, EJ and I are heading into Boston. Santa brings theater tickets almost every year, and this year was no exception. There was an envelope slid under EJ's door with two tickets for "How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the musical" for this afternoon's matinee. We also need to make a quick stop at the Crocs store in Fanieul Hall, as Santa brought EJ a pair of Electric Blue Mammoth crocs (the ones with the fur lining), but they are the wrong size!
Friday, December 26, 2008
A few weeks later, we saw the big guy again when he came to have breakfast with the kids at EJ's school. She was used to the routine by now and crawled right up into his arms.
Today is a slow day here - YEAH!!!! My cousin and her kids are on their way up to visit, and we're going out for dinner tonight. No more cooking! I love to cook, but after a few days of big meals, we're opting for leftovers for lunch today and pizza at Flatbreads tonight for dinner!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The view down my street taken from the end of my driveway:
EJ went out to pick frozen leaves from the shrubs. Notice how long the icicles are are the leaves!
A pic of my neighbor's oak tree. All of the branches are broken or bent and pointing downward.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
And yes, in a few days I'll begin the 12 days of Christmas photos! Oooo, I already have some cute ones from a Santa visit. Sophie loves the big guy. Walks right up to him and says "Good girl, bring toys!" She says the cutest things. I asked her to do something this evening and she replied "Okay, mama. No ploblem!" That's how it comes out anyway.
Oh well, I'm off to bed. I know it's early, but I need to catch up.
And by the way, I've become slightly addicted to Facebook and tend to "microblog" little status updates over there. Feel free to be my friend...!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
We arrived last Saturday evening. On Sunday, we went to church. Sophie thought she was quite cute and decided to kiss herself in the mirror.
This shot came out really well:
We went to visit my grandmother and my great uncle and great aunt that day. We popped into my cousin P's house (ugh, no photos there either) and then, we grabbed a few pizzas from Bud Murphy's (the local sports bar) and headed to my friend S's new house. It's gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, S's girls had a blast dressing up Sophie:
Here are the girls with S and G's four kids!
My friend S and I:
On Wednesday, we drove 90 miles to visit my best friend from growing up, A and her family. A and I lived next door to each other from the time we were four years old. She now has five girls and we had a blast visiting with them for a few hours. Again, somehow we were so busy chatting it up and catching up on everything that we totally forgot to take any pictures! Bad me. They hadn't met Sophie yet, so again, Sophie had fun playing with the big girls. By the time we got back to Pap Pap's, my brother T and his wife P and daughter H were there!
On Friday, E and P and I went shopping to one of our favorite stores, and the guys took the girls to the incline in Johnstown. Pap Pap had told EJ about this the last time we visited but we didn't have time to do it, so she finally got to ride one!
Overall, EJ says the vacation was A-OK! She already misses her cousin H and was sad to leave this morning.