Friday, November 23, 2012

Last morning at our house for a while

Mommy and Daddy leave for their cruise tomorrow, so we will be setting up shop at their house for the next ten days.  That will make it easier on the kids at bedtime, if they have their own beds to snuggle down in when they are missing Mommy and Daddy.
JJ is showing me his super hero pose here
and another pose to get ready to fight the bad guys.
Both kids are still fascinated with the carousel.
I think they are picking our their favorite animal to ride.
So, I think that will be it for a few days.  I might be a tad busy and tired next week, but I'll do my best to post a picture or two.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Time for bed now

After the tree was up and decorated; after the snacks were consumed; after dinner was gobbled, and just before bed, it was time to do some quiet activities.
Dani checked out tunes on the Ipad.
JJ gazed on the tree and basked in the glow.
Abby, the cat, snuggled down under the tree.
Then it was time to get ready for bed, and cuddle up with Buppa for a bedtime story.
Sweet memories were made all around. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just a few more

A little snack was needed before the finishing touches could be added to the tree.

Then an ornament or two had to be adjusted...
...before Daddy put the tree topper in place.
Hmmmm,,,,looks perfect to me.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Invasion of the elves

The little rascals moved in right after the tree was finished. I think they wanted to investigate the goodie trays.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tree Decorating Party 2012

This blog is late posting today, because we had our Tree Decorating Party on the weekend, and we made rather merry indeed.  I am way behind today, but am slowly catching up.   The decorations are going up early this year because of Mommy and Daddy's trip next week. 

While Danica was at her dance classes on Saturday morning, Daddy and JJ put up the tree so it was all ready for the decorations when we arrived after lunch for the festivities.
Mommy did some last minute adjustments under the close supervision of the kids.
Hugs were shared all around

And then the tree decorating began in earnest.

More pics tomorrow...stay tuned.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Different strokes...

...for different folks.

After we took some pictures of JJ in his Power Ranger outfit yesterday it was time for a story before the school bus arrived.  Danica settled in for a story...

...but JJ settled down on the kitchen floor with his Power Ranger figurines.  He had bad guys to fight.
He gets his story time before "quiet rest time" after lunch.   Yes, different strokes...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Power Ranger and his sister

JJ came in the house yesterday morning all excited about his new outfit.  When he is wearing this, he is Kevin, the blue Power Ranger.  We thought he was telling us that someone named Kevin gave him the outfit, but no, Kevin IS the Blue Power Ranger.  Who knew?  Well...we!
Sister gives Kevin some back-up support.

Never a dull moment with these two in the house.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Morning Dance

I am getting my Christmas decorations out early this year because we won't be home much during the last week of November, the time I usually get all my decs out.  Mommy and Daddy are going on a cruise, and we will be watching the kids 24-7 for 10 days.  Yikesorama!  I am eating my Wheaties, and taking extra vitamins to try to prepare.

Danica was quite excited to see the Christmas Carousel make a reappearance this morning, and danced and twirled to the Christmas songs before it was time to go and catch the school bus.

My goodness this little one has a lot of energy.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Being goofy

I just found these pics in my folder, and they are too cute not to use. So here they are anyway, even though they are a tad late.

Friday, November 09, 2012


Well, my first week back has come to an end, and I am down to my last picture.  I  had better get busy with the camera this weekend.
Hope you have a good one.  See you on Monday.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

After school activities

The kids are at our house for about an hour after school,  After snack time, they are allowed computer or TV time before heading for home.  Some days they would rather work on an art project at the kitchen table, and that is just fine by me. 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Sparkliest Spark

Yes, our little sparkler became an official Spark on Monday night.  I don't think words are needed to comment on this series of pictures.  The facial expressions say it all.

Well, maybe this last picture needs a little explaining.  After the ceremony, goodies were on offer, and in this picture Danica had a mouth full of cupcake.  She wanted to ask me something and of course I held up my had and said.....don't talk with your mouth full.  When I looked at this picture this morning, I wondered what my mother's hand was doing at the end of my arm!   How did that happen?

Thankfully though, this is the injured hand, and it is almost back to normal.  The splint is in the drawer, and I am almost pain free when I attempt to use the thumb.  Onward and forward into my mid-sixties.  Always an adventure.