Saturday, January 10, 2009

January Photo 7

I took this one while stopped at a stop light. The sunset was so pretty, and the deer (statue) was an interesting silhouette. I wish I could have gotten another shot of the sunset, but I was rushing from one thing to another at this point.

January Photo 6

Here's the new dryer!! Now I can wash all those blankets you see. :-)

January Photo 5

B rides again! This is the very next day, and it was COLD!!

January Photo 4

Larry got B some training wheels, and she loves to ride her new bike. She'll be off them soon, I bet. It was really warm this day---temps in the 70s. Larry took this shot as he was coaching her.

January Photo 3

Here's B doing a layup, I guess! Larry took her to a basketball clinic with the #3 ranked Lady Aggie basketball team. I think this is in the new practice gyms in the new part of Reed Arena.

January Photo 2

It's J---heading out the door!

January Photo 1

The obligatory black-eyed peas for New Year's Day. This was a really good recipe! But I over cooked the peas before the rest of the recipe, so it was a little mushy. Just as tasty, though.

December photo 31

One last shot of our ornaments. That GHS ornament is a nod to my high school---I think my Mom got it for me. I like it.

Goodbye, 2008!

December photo 30

B spent her Christmas money gift on clothes. She got a pair of jeans and this outfit. It's been going back and forth between cold and very warm around here! Shorts are a good buy any time of year.

December photo 29

B and I were sorting out the buttons. We got this box of beautiful buttons at Tuesday Morning. Quite a bargain!

December photo 28

B made this birdhouse for Poppa (my dad). Maybe the birds who make nests on the porch will choose this lovely little house instead!

December photo 27

Somersault on the couch bed

December photo 26

The day after Christmas we went to Granbury to see the grandparents.

December photo 25

This is Christmas morning Santa stuff. Our rug makes it look crazier than it really is.

B got some gum, socks, lotion, and Easy Bake Oven cake mix in her stocking. Jamie got candy, Star Wars Christmas figures, a memory card for his new camera, man lotion, and pens. They got lots of stuff, each one lovingly picked out!

December photo 24

Christmas Eve was marred by B getting sick with strep throat and a trip to the doctor, but we were still able to give Santa some cookies. (B washed her hands first.)

December Photo 23

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . .

Monday, December 22, 2008

December photo 22

You may not know it, but this is Old Armadillo-----Armadillo Viejo. B and her classmates had a "reader's theater" and their group was doing the story they had translated into Spanish. She had the title role---and snored for most of the play. I will post a video of the end of the play on the other blog.

December photo 21

I have wanted my own advent calendar for many years. We've put together Legos out of their advent calendar for many years in a row, but not this year. We've done a countdown calendar before. And this year, with all my busyness, I didn't do anything like that at home. :-( But I had my eye on some Advent Calendars at Target since Thanksgiving, and since they went on sale, I got one I liked. Next year, I can be ready and add my own treats.

December photo 20

These are the gingerbread houses I made for B's class to decorate at her Christmas party. It takes a village!

December photo 19

I remember my sister at her cello recitals, and every year having to pick out a nice, big skirt for her to wear so she could get the instrument between her knees. B got lucky and got to wear black pants, but something of the elegance is gone. She had a recital with the junior high orchestra students and the String Academy students (4th and 5th grades) on Tuesday night. The boy to her left is a 5th grader, but the other cellist in her class didn't get to come! :-( I will post some video on the other blog.

December photo 18

We decorated little houses at our party. The kids had fun!

December photo 17

We made salt dough ornaments at school and painted them to give as gifts to the parents.

December photo 16

We had a kit to make a gingerbread house at school. They used it for a decoration at our Christmas program. Delicious, no?

December photo 15

I like the genuine laugh that I captured on this shot.

December photo 14

Here's our tree with just lights and the garlands. I love it already!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

December photo 13

J is wearing a favorite outfit (including his self-modified gloves) while he recovers from the fever.

December photo 12

I was trying to get a good photo of my backyard from my window. It seemed so cozy and wintery! And I was home with J, who was sick. It was a nice day. The snow was gone when the sunlight hit the yard.

December photo 11

We got snow on the 10th December! The ground was still so warm it didn't stick to the roads---so off to the mall for me! ;-)
I have more pictures on my other blog.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

December photo 10

This was out my front door. B and I marveled at it for a while before getting ready for school.

December photo 9

J is back there in the blue bathrobe. He's a "Wise Man" in this scene.