Monday, January 19, 2009

The Boys At Lunch . . .

The twins were napping when we were making cookies on Saturday, but when they woke up, they were hungry for lunch!!
The boys play footsie when they are sitting in their chairs.

Baby toes, baby toes!

Same to you, Grant!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Makin' Cookies . . .

Mia and Jackson and I made chocolate chip cookies Saturday morning. After we mixed up the dough, the kids used the "windshield wipers" -- cookie scoops to you and me -- to put cookie dough balls on the sheet pans.

They each had their own cookie sheet. Mia made dainty little cookies.

Jackson didn't mess around. He liked to scoop out he-man size dough balls.
In 10 minutes, the big hand will be on the 6 and the little hand will be on the 10 -- right, Nana? Then we can eat them?

Coloring helped pass the time.

At last ---- the end results were yummy!

There's nothing like a warm, fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookie! Especially one you made yourself!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

If You Haven't - You've Gotta . . .

Read This Book!!
It will change your life! 'Nuf said.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Little More Christmas!

Since I haven't posted for awhile, you'll have to excuse me if I go back in time to Christmas Eve. We all went to Karen's house for Christmas Eve dinner and gift exchange. We had a great night!

Every year, my mom gets me the latest "Wizard of Oz" Christmas ornament. All the kids love pushing the button and listen to the music -- especially Jackson! This year's plays the scene when Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the TinMan and the Lion knock on the door at the Wizard's castle. The sign switches around to say "Bell out of Order -- Please Knock". Magic!

When Jackson and Mia were little, we looked and looked for an old-fashioned top for them and could never find one. This year, I looked on FAO Schwartz' website and lo and behold -- a top! I gave it to Grant and Liam, but everyone enjoyed playing with it.

My Mom gave Mia some magnetic paper dolls. She loved them -- so did her Mama!

Another generation lovin' Grandma's noodles!!

Mia and I reading the Ratatouille book.

Sometimes Christmas just wears a fella out . . . visions of sugarplums, Uncle Chris?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Look What Santa Brought Me . . .

Soooo sorry I haven't posted in such a long time! It seems that all I have been doing lately is working, working, working. Hopefully with the holidays behind us, I will have a little more free time to do other things like post, clean house, yard work, etc. All the really fun things!! I wanted to share what the big red guy brought me for Christmas. . .
Santa was very, very good to me this year!! I got. . .

Some really great Sock Monkey slippers to match my Nick and Nora Sock Monkey Christmas Jamamas, AND

A New Car!! I decided since Rosie (my old 2000 Pontiac Sunfire) was almost 9 years old and had over 151,000 miles on her that it was time for her to be traded. So . . . I got a new (to me anyway) PT Cruiser!!! I have always wanted a PT Cruiser and I figured since about all I've been doing is working, I deserved a treat! This one is green and I've christened him "Kermie". Hopefully we will have a long and happy relationship!!!

Isn't Santa Great?!?