Monday, January 25, 2010

Baby Day!!!

Angela is still pregnant......so we watched the Twins while they took some "alone time".......

....spent some time hangin' out with PopPa D....

....and just "Lion" around....


Got a new hat......so Nick shared with Niya....


and PopPa D....
....then spent some quality time with the teething rings..

after that it was time for a nap .......

Saturday, January 23, 2010

few more moments from Thursday with the Twins

It is amazing how much they have grown in the first 5 months......

Nick says watch what I can do.....


not sure how much PopPa D likes his beard pulled......but Nick thinks it is fun...
and when you lie down ......you can still see the world...


now tell me.......can it get better than this???

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Baby Days.....

Whatever did we do before there were Twins to entertain us???

something we just learned .....a short stoll will put them right to sleep!!!



Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thanksgiving in AZ

The fun began the minute we arrived.....
there was hair stylin'......
school parties.....
holding Yorkies.....

resting up.....

Cooks in the kitchen.....

a little cooking going on......

a little different version of Scrabble....

finally food made it to the table.....

but then more restin' was needed......
and more games......
(mighty small table though)
Then "the day after" .......construction started.....
first with a few little repairs....
now for some fun stuff.....
but well worth all the work.....
and then Journey and I started a project. She is about to be an Aunt for the very first time and I will be welcoming my second Great Grand Daughter this year.....so we are knitting for this little bundle together......

video

as always our visit seemed short.....but so many memories will remain.

Out with the Old.....In with the New....

Seems I need to end the old year so the new can begin.......
Christmas......this was our first tensil-less year.....Yep....one day Richard just announced that maybe we could use a pre-lit tree......so I went shopping!!!


Even though we were missing the tensil.........well........actually we did hide a box in the branches.........the tree was perfect. And we will now be adding an ornament each year as a gift to each other.
The gifts were exchanged ......I had announced to everyone last Christmas that we were having a 'homemade Chirstmas in 2009' and I do believe that everyone was pleased.....





Richard worked on 'memory' or 'treasure' boxes for each of the Grands...
...and folding tables for each Child......the Sea Bee was the only one to really inspect.


We received a scrapbook of the Twins and family from Rodney and Alissa.....a swing from Jeffery and Angela...windchimes from Shelley...a knitting bag, teeshirt, chimes, mug for me, puzzle books too many things that we can use our hands with from the Arizona bunch.......this is only a few of the wonderful gifts we received to celebrate the season............



But the very best was Family...........we saw all the kids and families and friends that mean the most to us.




We even had a visit from our first Great GrandDaughter Olivia Ann Imholte........



she is just perfect and a bundle of love...

Then there was the ending of 2009.........honestly.......I don't want to end a year like this again.........first there was "it"........"It" came to live in each of our homes for 24 to 48 hours........after 'it' left.......the cold/flu came for a visit....not sure who got it first but hopefully I am the last one!!!.....Richard, Jeffery, and Angela still have the cough that I want to be rid of soon.......and let's not forget the longest few days.........both of the Twins were in the hospital with RSV........I had never heard of RSV!!! much less knew it had a "season"???......now I know more than I ever wanted to know about this ......the babies are home again....Niya spent a little time in PICU she also had flu......and Nick followed a couple of days later......they are doing better...but still have the horrible cough and of course the runny noses.....but I have been told there is improvement........after I finish my stint of the cough I am gonna have some 'baby time' again!!!


We all need to be well and ready because.......we are the 'stand-by' for the arrival of Jasen Paul who should be arriving in just a few weeks.......are we ready for three babies in one house???