Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Building a House and Maggie turns Five!

For my dad's birthday, I got him a gingerbread house that he could enjoy putting together with a little help from The Woo Loo!
T'was a tasty task!
Of course, who would not expect that Wendy would have to sample the hardware!

My father shares his birthday with my niece, Maggie! So, on a later date, we packed up in the van and headed for her birthday bash! These pics are out of order because I think some of them came off of my camera, others off of my folks' cameras, and you bloggers know it can be a pain to rearrange.

So! Da da DA! A deranged Santa traumatizes his niece and nephew all in the name of good, jolly fun! (Wendy was really just playing along.)

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Linc thinks, "This is Santa? Golly, jolly stockin' of crazy."
On a sentimental note, because I am sentimental about my brothers as I love them so much, Walker would truly make a fantastic Santa Clause because he is so light-hearted, so fun, and is truly a kind and giving soul.
And Mrs. Claus is a doll, whose table spread for this party, by the way, was the stuff Christmas Eve dreams are made of. Bean and corn salsa, a delectable shrimp salad, soft confectioned chocolate brownie cookies, spiked drinks, drooling.
I took a seat beside Ole St. Nick and asked him for "a write-off on my medical bills, in fact, better yet, to go ahead and take the stones out of my kidneys and give them in lieu of lumps of coal to all of the mean people who bang our cars with their car doors, who won't let you over when you desperately need over!, and for all of those little devils that sit on our shoulders during the holidays and whisper, "Go ahead. Another plate of stuffing and rolls won't kill ya."
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He said in a stupor, "Bleh," and I struck a pose and wondered if he'd notice my snatching his wine. Why not?
Darling Birthday Girl...
Darling FAMILY!
They say Mags is my mini-me. I agree. My kids are both mini-Jameses.
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I grabbed me some M.E. and can relate to her, as well, as she is now the middle child, as I am.
Got some lovins' from my Ike too!
Ben, the newest addition to our ever- growing family!
Linc and another tyke his age shuffled about each other, babbling this and that and grabbing this and that....
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Cutting the cake later on...
Shep outside, deeply involved in an outdoor fantasy of some kind...
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And here, bonding with his first cousin...
Lincoln and Winston.
Dress ups hanging in the play room~
My boofa...
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Earlier on, at the party, Wendy, instead of following the other kids, hid out in this tent, in their play room to color and create art with stickers! Sometimes she's in the mood to work alone. Looking everywhere for her, I finally heard her small voice, and found my baby girl here...
Making sure nobody comes and infringes on her me-time...
Finding out Santa is going to be paying a visit for the birthday girl and her guests!
Oh, the joy!
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Here's my bro when he first emerged as the bearded mystery man. I love the sheer glee on his girls' faces!
Then! I saw Mama kissing Santa Claus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Making sure he'll fit Christmas morn...actually, lighting the fire.
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Look how Ben looks up at his pretty mommy here...
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These girls are so close, and I am so delighted.
I love this look on Linc's face.
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