Sunday, December 24, 2006

Some gains and a loss


Hope you all had a great holiday and can relax a bit now that it's all over!I'm so far behind, I didn't even send out cards this year! Hope no one was offended! I figured that everyone that wants to keep up with our little family project comes here anyway... It's just that I've been a bit pregnant lately...
and then I threw out my back... thankfully Grandma Terrie came to help until I could get myself around again!
Enough self pity for me... on to the pictures and news!

Everyone, this is Joey/Suzie. Joey/Suzie, this is everyone.

Joey/Suzie is 11 weeks old and a big as your thumb, unless you have abnormally large or small thumbs, in which case you're a freak!
Joey/Suzie is very squirmy! That is about all we know right now. We will know if it will be Joseph Barry or Susannah Rose around Valentine's Day, but for now it's Joey/Suzie.

In Jimmy-land we had our first snow about a month ago! Jimmy didn't want much to do with it... it's cooo-o-old!

But we got a tree and Jimmy helped put the star on the top. Then we proceeded the three week "Jimmy, don't touch the tree!" mantra.

As it got colder, we took Jimmy out and let him pick out a winter hat. It was a toss-up between the black one with a big tassel on the top and this one, they were both so cute!
Say good bye to the neighbor dog, we're going somewhere!

Try to resist the cuteness!

Hey! I got my hat and boots on! Let's go Mommy!

We took Jimmy to see Santa in the park! There were lots of other kids to play with and the big jungle gym play piece to climb on. Jimmy wasn't so sure about Santa.

But he was happy with the candy cane!

We took a couple of trips to Seattle over the last month or so. Here are some highlight pictures!
The pig in the Public Market. They weren't throwing anything just yet, but I don't think I would want Jimmy getting any ideas!

Jimmy's getting to be an old pro at riding the ferry. He still really likes to, though!

We had fun with Auntie Camas at the aquarium.

I took a few silly pictures of Camas as well, but I don't want to undermine her authority in her class, just in case they don't already know how silly she is!

We spent a lot of time hanging out at home!
Jimmy has gained not only a sibling but a few more teeth! All the better for munching and crunching on stuff. Like popcorn! We discovered Jimmy really likes popcorn, and he likes to eat it by the handful, just like Mommy!

Who should I call?

Hello, Grandma?

And then there is Christmas!
Nobody told Jimmy that unwrapping presents was not a "come as you are" type of event.

It took him a while to get the hang of it, but he really enjoyed tearing the paper off in long strips!

He loved all his presents, as did Mommy and Daddy!
Thank you!

Then it was time for a Daddy-back ride around the living room!

On a more somber note, we unfortunately lost our Grandma Rose, and this week we will be traveling back to Montana to attend her funeral.

We love you Grandma Rose. You'll always be our Queen Bee!