See ya 2009!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Elisabeth and her new music table.
The most phenomenal thing ever for a handicapped/visually impaired child.
My new bowl from my mom. (Also most phenomenal)
Movies with Uncle Michael.
The Christmas Feast
Still to come:
Lisa's Holiday Awards
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Uncle Michael took the girls and their new red wagon and walked to the park. Lorelai insisted on bringing the picnic basket despite very un-picnic-like weather conditions.
I couldn't get Donald's attention away from his new Ipod Touch. He loves it.
After brunch, a few Christmas visits...
First, to our friend Les (above left) who was celebrating his 95th Christmas. Les lived next door to us 5 years ago and hasn't any family in the world (so we have adopted him into ours).
Finally, a nostalgic spin in the Nova.
Monday, December 28, 2009
The girls trying on new pajamas (Left). Elisabeth and Uncle Michael (Right). She loved the taste of her new piano....almost as much as the sound.
For brunch I whipped together my famous breakfast roll. Ha...just kidding. It's totally not famous, and I had to call my sister for a refresher course on how to make it.
And all the while our home was filled with sound of Christmas records playing in the music parlor. Do you remember which my favorite is? (I talked about it last year..click here)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
[The Sorenson Family nativity set.]
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Artwork by my Grandfather, Claude Coats.
Want to see more? click here.
Only 3 more days.
I still need to...
wrap a few gifts,
clean the house, and
I'm enjoying the season.
Hope you are too.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
First of all....
Elisabeth usually stays put. She has a small area in the family room that she is accustomed to and has never ever crawled or rolled out of her 'little area'. I think part of it is her lack of vision; she never saw that something else was out there. And I also think that part of it was her lack of ability to think beyond the family room. So she always just stayed put....until today. She actually army crawled her way into my bedroom! It was amazing! Donald and I cheered the whole time. Wonderful I tell you, simply wonderful.
She ate a Gerber stage 3 Turkey, Vegetable and Rice dinner without it being mixed with yogurt. Did you catch that? She ate it straight out of the jar and enjoyed it. Holy moly, Donald and I were besides ourselves. This was HUGE.
Elisabeth sat herself up from a crawling position for the first time ever! I could not believe my eyes. Of course, she only stayed up for 2 seconds and then lost her balance and landed back onto her hands again, but nevertheless, she did it!
And now I give you Elisabeth leaving the family room for the first time:
Friday, December 18, 2009
Alexandra ~ 2006
Thursday, December 17, 2009
And then Lex:
Followed by manicures:
And a walk down the runway for Lor:
I love having