Monthly Archives: January 2009

Wow!  It has been awhile.. seriously a long time.. sorry about that..

I will post some overdue pics and videos and go from there..

Preparing for Christmas…

We finally got our tree and lights on it…

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Of course Anna wanted one of the tree in the dark

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But we had no decorations, so we needed to get to work..

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So we started our salt dough ornaments from a few years ago..

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We had to include a gingerbread house or two..

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Anna decided she wanted to taste the icing..

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Me thinks she doesn’t like..
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We lost our nativity scene somewhere also..

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Let’s take a break and enjoy

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SNOW!!

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Here are some of the other Christmas items we made..

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I made a garland using the wonder knitter and then crocheted some snowflakes.

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We took the covers of frozen juice containers and turned them into little frames..

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Crocheted a spiral thing and attahed a bell to it.
Pasta Garland (colored)
and that is an A on the left hand side.. we used the first letter of our name and glittered it up

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crocheted yo yo ornaments

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Pic of the online ladies when in VA  ..

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Of course we also made lots of cookies of different varieties..but I didn’t get a pic of them.. sigh..

Christmas Eve….

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Finished Tree

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Gingerbread houses, Nativity, and Santa’s snacks..

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Christmas Eve present..

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This was a game a enjoyed in my childhood.. we enjoyed playing before bed.

Christmas Day…

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First Gift of the morning..

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The Doll she wanted.. her first ‘big American girl doll’

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Meet Gabriella

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Bubbles enjoying the wrapping paper he snuck into his cage..

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One of Anna’s gifts was Snap Circuits Jr.

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She had alot of fun learning about electricity..

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Another gift was a game called Blokus.. and it was great fun.. I won!  he he

For dinner we had some homemade lasagna..

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We could not end the day without some homemade cherry cheesecake of course..

The Day after Christmas…

We packed Annaleah up and headed over to mom’s place in Rhode Island..

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Stylin Kaitlyn

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I took tons of pics of Jade.. but she never looked at me..

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there she is!

the many poses of Annaleah

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Annaleah spent the week in RI with my mom.. she was able to see Jade and Kaitlyn as well as her new friend Emily.. she also went to Disney on Ice!  what fun that must have been.

of course.. she went through some serious separation anxiety and cried for me nightly for 3 days.. including when she was at Emily’s grandma’s place.  Thankfully she cheered up the rest of the week.

After leaving mom and dad’s .. we went to see Angel’s brother and gave his daughter her gift from Anna.

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Doesn’t she have a beautiful smile..

When we got home that night, Ethan came over to spend two nights with us.

Two Days after Christmas…

Here we have videos of Ethan opening his gifts..
Ok.. warning.. there are 7 videos..lol.  Those of you who get this in an email may have to go to the website..
http://www.xanga.com/lmramos99

Here he is opening Jade and Kate’s gift

Mimi and Papa’s gift

Still working on gift from Mimi and Papa

Opening Aquadoodle

Opening a gift Auntie Anna made for him

Opening a wagon with blocks

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What is the first thing you do when you get a wagon??

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Take out all the blocks of course..

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Then climb in!

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Hope you had a wonderful Christmas..

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