Friday, October 28, 2011

A Day in the Life

W's teacher often lets us take toys home for Linc, she's so sweet. This thing is so neat! You assemble it any which way and then drop the marble!
A typical after-school scene~

And another~

Linc loves to bring my big ole mom bag to me...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tiny Dancer

The Woo Loo is enjoying ballet! Here are pics from her first day~
Her buddy from pre-k last year is in her class! Whoop!

After, dinner out--Daddy's treat!

Benji Bear

Benji Bear came home with Wendy one day (similar to the Flat Stanley deal), and boy, did he have a marvelous time with us (IF I do say so myself, and mostly due to a spontaneous decision James made for us to go to the football game! Go honey!) Below is the binder that accompanied our friend, and his sis, Bethany, came as well.
Since I already did the work to journal these adventures on the pages of Benji's binder, I'm delighted that now, I need only post the pics of the pages, and I'm done!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Birthday with Grandma and Grandpa!

We decided to go ahead and give her her doll while visiting J's folks over the weekend. We knew it'd be MERCIFUL to allow her the time to truly enjoy her doll before school Monday morning (as Monday would be her birthday---would you want to wait until after school?)

First outing!

Cake at Great Grandma Alma's!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Wendy is Five!

Yeah, I know, I know, this is late, BUT! Better late than never! On the morning of Wendy's fifth birthday, I got her up out of her bed (having told her the night before that it was to be the last night I'd tuck in my 4-year-old Wendy!), to see the beautiful sun rising in the distance ---for her birthday!
Cupcakes for school!

Favors for school friends!

After school, she discovered lots of packages around her car seat!

Clothes and accessories for her American Girl Doll!

Later, Chuck-E-Cheese's with friends!

Love Linc's animated body language here!

Wish this pic were better quality, but um, yes. Linc found the one thing, among all of the rides and games, that he wanted. The broom.

Table set for friends~

"Happy Birthday to You!"



"My Buddy, My Buddy! Wherever I go, you're gonna go!"

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Elly is Born!

James' sister, Tiffany, and her husband, Chris, welcomed their firstborn, a perfect baby girl, named Elly, into our world Sept. 4th, just 2 days before Wendy's birthday. We get to go back on the 22nd, and I'm looking forward to cuddling with her! Someone took this pic of me holding my niece the day after she was born.
The story of her birth, from our point of view~ Tiff's water broke and she called her folks to let them know she was going to the hosp, but didn't want us to come right away, so we went to a seafood restaurant in town, closer to the hosp. We ate and let Lil' James and our kids burn off some of their energy outside the restaurant.

I took this pic of my father-in-law, waiting for the call~

Uncle James gets the call that we can go on to the hospital. It's getting closer to Elly time!

I know someone ELSE who's all smiles right about now!

We weren't in the waiting room long at all before J's dad got the call from Chris that she was here! Tiff's bf, below, never even got a chance to put her blanket and pillow down!

Even though you see so little of their faces, just look. Lil' James and Lil' Linc James--smiling BIG! Let's go SEE! 'Course Linc couldn't go back (and didn't know why we were there!)

Wendy wanted to see her so badly, but had to wait until we'd all seen her, and then, with caution, we were permitted to take her, a child, gulp, to the room! We didn't want to abuse this chance, so we were in and out, so Wendy got to see the little face just briefly.

Grandpa was emotional.

Uncle James was proud!

But not as proud as Papa!

Mother and Child~