Sunday, January 27, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The last place we went was the Build A Bear store, where I got to help Lydia make her very own stuffed monkey, which she picked out. She got to kiss the heart before they sewed it inside, and then watch as they stuffed it (she was scared of the machine or she could have done that herself). She got to brush the fuzz off it and then registered his name on the computer..."Minkey"!
Later that afternoon, we went over to Shannon and Josh's house for dinner. Since we won't be there for Lydia's second birthday, we took her gifts for her to open. Shannon opened the clothes I had bought since that's not really Lydia's "thing", but Lydia did like the toys and books.
I did love this picture of Lydia after she tried on her new jacket...since Mommy doesn't feel very good these days, Lydia gave her a kiss...how sweet!
Then in the afternoon, I met my friend Terri at Rockton Grade School where I used to teach. It was so much fun seeing her new classroom and getting caught up on everything. I do miss RGS a lot and I only wish I could have planned the trip while school was still in session so I could have visited everyone, including the kids!
Then we went over to Shannon and Josh's house for our Christmas Brunch and gifts. Josh not only prepared a wonderful breakfast, but went on to make a fabulous feast for dinner! I know he's going to be very glad when Shannon is back to her self...this usually lasts only through the first trimester, so hopefully she'll feel better soon.
Lydia was of course the "star of the show" when she opened the musical intruments we got her...I do believe this child's gifts are in the area of music...at least she seems to love it!
That evening, we went to church for the Christmas Eve service, and then home to Grandma's house for our traditional Christmas Eve soup and bread with Christmas Cookies for dessert. Then I finished wrapping the presents, since I hadn't had time to do that with all the excitement of the trip.
Finally, that night we went back to Shannon and Josh's house for Homemade soup and bread. They were celebrating with Josh's dad that day, but were gracious to include us for dinner. It was fun spending time with all of them again, and of course, seeing Lydia!
We finally got to see Lydia that night, and she warmed up to us right away. She had changed alot, but getting to see her on Shannon's blog helped, so we were ready for those changes. We had a wonderful evening catching up with everybody!
Later that evening, we stopped at Stacey and Shelley's apartment to meet the newest member of the family...Shelley's new cat! Their apartment was decorated for Christmas and Stacey had it looking like a winter wonderland!