Saturday, December 15, 2007

Here are Mallory and Bryan with Marissa. She is the family hot potato now! Poor baby, everyone wants a piece of her! She is really a trooper and so are her parents. Josh and Ron Josh was a little uncertain of the Santa man. He at first was not even going to wait in line without a fuss. When all the cousins were in line and not panicking, and the idolized older brother was nearby he decided it might be ok. He would not sit on the big guy's lap, but he did stand nearby. with me. It was just as well, the girls had so much to talk about! I think I have been in santa pictures with our kids about...4 times now. (each of the kids at one time or another has needed moral support or mommy support)
Lynn taking in the sights.
Mallory was so cute. She waited so long for her turn to hold the little girly,and she felt like such a big girly. Marissa was happy with Mal, and that was the best part.
Josh cutting the rug with a fellow guest at breakfast with santa. They had a 2 piece band set up playng Christmas tunes as you can see from the pics, the cousins set up their own dance floor. Josh loves music and dancing. He was out there the whole time. He and this little girl really had a a lot of fun.
Mallory with her birthday pie! She had a great birthday, and is a big 6 year old now!
We had a popcorn stringing tree trimming night last week. Josh did his own stringing. the pretzels don't require a needle, and as you can see, he was proud of his work. He keeps going to the tree and pointing out the string of prezels saying "see?" and smiling a huge smile.
We go every year to a tree farm in Chelsea. We have a lot of fun tailgating and cutting down our tree. The resolve Josh showed as we bundled him up and took him on what must seem like a crazy mission to the uninitiated, was remarkable. He was not so sure when we were heading out, but quickly got into the spirit of the thing. He really wanted to help carry the tree... you guessed it! just like the other kids. We got a beautiful tree, and had a great time.

Monday, December 3, 2007

This cross stitch comes with a story. My aunt has made cross stitch for each of her grand nieces and nephews with their names. She designed this one especially for Josh. She did his chinese name, Ji Lu Feng. The characters are in gold, and it is really cool. Yeah Kim. I don't know how impressed Josh was, I know how much it means to me!