Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Round-Up

The last post of 2010! Let's recap the madness!

January is the Annual Monster Jam!

February Cuteness!!

Visiting the Terra Cotta Warriors in DC!

March Birthdays - Lewie!


All the Kiddies!

March was also All County Orchestra for Frances!

Our Annual Pilgrimage to the Great Wolf Lodge during April Break!

Ana turned 10!

Mama turned 49!

Lewie practices for his role in 2020 Spiderman!

Or Silence of the Lambs 2021!

Hiking the gorge at Stonybrook!

We L*O*V*E*D Pittsburgh!

The Buffalo Zoo!

Riding strange buggies in Toronto!

Saying Goodbye to the Big Cousins when they left for college!

First Day of School!

Frances tamed a Big One!

Pumpkin Pickin'!

I Refused to Eat the White Man's White Meat!

Torturing the Children for a Xmas Card!

Frances Fiddling!

The Review Wouldn't be Complete Without a Bowling Alley Shot!

The Kids Wasted a L*O*T of Brain Cells on Their DSs!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hi Suzie!

Well Hello Suzie and my many other fans........... like HI! Suzie and Frances!
Where did I leave off? Ah, yes, it was Halloween. For the past 50ish days we've been doing the same old-same old. Thanksgiving, school, bowling, blah, blah, blah.
Now we are in the midst of the most wonderful time of the year.........

Christmas Picture Time! The kids had SO MUCH "fun" standing in the cold, without jackets, while I took many, many, many shots. Aunt Suzie should be proud! I let them keep their coats on while I set them up.......

and then ditched that location (after about 25 shots) for a little cute area in the woods. I can't imagine how many times I yelled "FIVE MORE MINUTES AND THEN IT'S FRENCH FRIES FOR ALL!!"

From there we went to get our Xmas tree! It was so gross and muddy. If we had waited 2 days we would have been up to our knees in snow instead of slop.

We rode on a tractor pulled wagon thingy - Lewie and Elly sat by the driver and tried to get him to go fast and spin in the mud. The whackjob obliged them.........

Frances was feeling merry and gave me a big hug and kiss ............

In his 2 year tradition, Lewie found a "lady hat" to try on...........

Sorry, no picture of the tree. I had to kneel down in the mud to cut the tree down, which made me kinda cranky......

Last week Frances had her violin school recital........ She did an awesome job!

She brought candy canes home for everyone. Naturally, Lewie turned them into a fashion statement.

So, any bets on how long it will take to post again? One more before 2011? Could I handle that?