Wednesday, December 14, 2011

St. Lucy celebration

Well I woke up and made cinnamon buns and prepared to make a St. Lucy crown yesterday in honor of St. Lucy's feast day. We didn't have a white dress handy so after I took the kids Christmas photos I snapped one of Emmy, our St. Lucy for the day. The cinnamon buns ended up being a nice incentive to get the kids to sit still. I'm still at a loss in explaining how I could have taken over 100 photos and still not have been 100% happy with even 1 of them!!!! xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Breakfast with Santa

Friday, December 9, 2011

Immaculate Conception coloring page

Thanks to Catholic Icing

the girls had a great coloring picture to help celebrate the Immaculate Conception.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Josie's 8th birthday

Here she is when she woke up Dec. 2nd 2011!!
The night before as her gift she got her ears pierced!

She wanted a dolphin cake. Can you see her in her floaty swimming out to see them? :)

"happy birthday to you..."

"happy birthday to Josie...."

"happy birthday to you."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Saint Nicholas cross stitch

Josie gave me this Saint Nicholas cross stitch last year for Christmas. I finished it just in time!

Saint Nicholas Day

He came, he came, he really really came! Saint Nicholas paid a visit last night and brought the girls pads of paper and a pen! Just what they love!!!
Margie is a little nervous that hers is falling out of her boot. They didn't waste any time. Before breakfast they were drawing! Happy Saint Nicholas day!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Decorating the Tree 2011

Josie put in the first decoration this year. She looks proud!
Georgia can't quite reach the top yet. She is a little string bean though.

Margie having fun. Never a dull moment with Margie around.

Just right Margie!

Emmy made sure everything was hung just right! She was very careful.

Nice job Margie.

Daddy doing the honors of putting up the star. Come on Dad it really shouldn't take this lllooooonnnnnnggggggggg. :)

Beautiful job girls.

Have a merry merry Christmas season! xoxo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

outdoor Christmas tree

The girls are very proud of their outdoor lights. Every time we drive up the driveway they unbuckle and crowd around the windshied so they can giggle and scream!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


We have another rescue kitty. Our Abuela called and said there was a new drop-off at the barn. I couldn't say no.
She is a cutie.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All Saints Day

Almighty and Everlasting God,

who dost enkindle the flame of Thy love in the hearts of the saints,

grant unto us the same faith and power of love;

that, as we rejoice in their triumphswe may profit by their examples,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Happy All Saints Day

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2011 is officially over. WHEW! Mommy's have a LOT to do on Halloween! Grandma Gifford threw an awesome party once again this year!!!
Emmy my ladybug.

Josie the black cat!

Georgia the ?. She wanted to be a fall bouquet then we arranged this and it turned into a Fall Queen. People kept thinking she looks like the Godess of Fall. Whatever floats your boat!!

Who doesn't love a parade. Margie does.

dancing too!

The man in charge!

My little sleepy angel!

ring toss the witch hat!

You can guess what is going to happen I'm sure!!

No hands Em.

The kitty caught hers.

Margie had some trouble though. MOm had to help.

Toss the ping pong ball into the cups that the ghost is holding.

Josie won the toss so she got to "pie" Russell!!!!!! I should have played!!!!!

She really rubbed it in too.

Who thinks Russell minded being covered in cool whip? Who has the strongest blow hole :) Blow the ping pong ball across the line!

The little ones had a hard time aiming thier blowers!!! It was funny. They were blowing so hard and the balls weren't even moving!!

Jack-o-lanterns 2011!

My favorite pumpkin face to carve. This one has a loose tooth though!

The kitty with her tail. I attached a piece of string from her tail to her wrist so she could wag it.

We even spray dyed her hair black. It was jet black. This pic doesn't show it very well.

Before we headed out for trick-or-treating.

On the way home. Full of smiles. Hope you had a great one!!