Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Everyone arrived on Christmas Eve, and Marc and Danny entertained the girls with Twas the Night Before Christmas, and the kids got to open their new jammies. No, Lily hadn't been guzzling the spiked eggnog, she just was pretty tired.
Baby cousin Leah has completely perfected the art of being cute, and was a lot of fun to have around. Adorable and pleasant and sweet as can be. We loved getting to see her and get to know her better.
Christmas morning was of course very exciting. Allie was thrilled to receive a scooter. Luckily it only took my Dad and Danny about 7 hours to assemble. Thanks guys! And thanks shoddy directions.
My sisters and I had teamed up in producing some great gifts for my parents. My dad got a stellar tie that has his first four granddaughters on it.
My Mom got a homemade quilt that Hilary assembled for us, which was broken up into four quadrants, each quadrant had 16 onsies or shirts that each individual grand baby had worn. Monique stitched a great center piece that included the girls' names and birth dates. It was a hit. Nothing beats seeing your mom cry. :)
Cousins in the tub.
The Heileson Family. We love you guys!Thanks Mom, Dad, Monique, Marc, and Leah for making the trip out here. We loved having you, and can't wait to do it again! (With Hilary of course!!)
Video footage that Monique took of the weekend.
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One of those moments that we say we should write down but often fail to do so. I couldn't let this one pass by....
While visiting in Phoenix she and 'Grandma Glo' were playing doctor. Allie was the doctor and I was the patient. She carefully examined all parts of my body declaring that I was in good health. (she didn't say, 'for an old girl'..as she recently saw a picture of Olivia Newton-John and thought it was ME) (the kid obviously gets major points from me for that one) Examining my head she looked in my left ear, I asked what she saw in there, she replied, "brains, lots of brains". I agreed that was good. She then looked in the right ear and said, "Oh dear, I don't see any brains in there". I told her I was quite concerned about that, as I really needed brains on both sides. She thought for a minute and went to the other side of the room, picked up a toy cell phone, punched in some numbers and said, "I have Grandma Glo here and she is missing some brains". "Yes", "OK", "uh uh", "OK thank you". She set the phone down and came back to my right ear and performed various maneuvers including a kiss and said, "OK Grandma Glo, you are all fixed now you have brains on this side too". I asked, "Allie who did you talk to?" the reply, "An assistant doctor".