Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The Crookston Family party was last Sautrday night. Both Quilts were done and ready but I was stumped as to what to do for my other mother. Finally I hit on a great idea and was sure no one would copy me. Season tickets to the Empress Theatre that's nine times to get out of the house and enjoy ourselves....Lots of good shows too. What the actors lack in execution they more than make up for in enthusiasum.
After the party I headed over to the store to get my meds and saw that the cemetery had luminerie's all lit up all over. It was so beautiful. I took alot of photos and called over to the house to let the others know how pretty it looked. when I got home TD & Tara were here with Baby Emil. Woo HOo!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Aiden is trying to prove how very strong he is by pulling the TV down on himself. He went to visit Santa the other day....it did not go well. Better luck next year.
Then there is Blake, Chase and Alyssa. Blake just had his first birthday a couple of days ago, in this photo he is still only about 7 months old but when I looked at him yesterday he got all growed up too! Last year at his time he was in the NICU.
Look at Chase.....Isn't that a great name for him? In this shot he looks just like he is ready to shout One! Two! Three! Goooo!!! and off he'd run liike a flash! His name really fits him.
How cute is Alyssa? Folding her arms like she has to be quiet to take a picture. She's a bit older than Sarina but only by a few months.
Sarina looks so grown up here you'd hardly believe she's only 3.
Pretty soon I'll get to meet Emil for the first time. He's looked like a little boy right from the first because of all his hair. I got to hear him eat the phone the other day...you can bet I'm taking lots of pics of him!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Last year the Frog listened to the Sounds of the Season channel on the TV everyday from the time he came home til he left. It was on literally 24/7. this year I can't even bear to turn it on. Driving round in the car is different, doesn't bother me but turning on the digi music channel does weird ain't it?
I put up his Angel tree in the living room this year. His Santa pushing the Teddy in the wheelchair has moved from the bedroom out to the shelves with the others; it will come back after Christmas is over.
The Trio trees are decked out in the family room with about 1/2 their usual 12 days ornament finery andin the LR most of the Santas are on display. Since I didn't put anything away last year it took me a bit to find some things this year. By the time I figured out where the big tree was I was tired of going up and down the stairs.
Chloe is dressed in her red Christmas dress and looking cute. There was a new Peanuts Christmas show on tonite about Lucy and Linus's little brother Rerun. Wasn't quite the same but it was cute.
I've gone to the Festival of Trees and Temple Square to see the lights and put me in the mood. I've even made fudge.
So I guess I'm ready.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
There is something really magical about snow.
Clean, fresh and white. I love the lawn and yard to be pristine with no footsteps but that will change as soon as the rest of the neighbourhood is awake. Sooner than later some little kid will see my beautiful yard of unsullied whiteness and tramp all round. It's okay though.
I remember sliding down the hill on old (and sometimes not so old) cookie sheets. We'd make a big old pile of snow at the end of the drive so we'd stop rather than slide on thru to the road. If we were really good you'd learn to make the turn and go along the front of the yard. Once or twice the cookie sheet kept going and ended up in the canal. Looking back we are so lucky we all didn't just break our fool necks!!