Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Here is a view with the family waaaayyyy back on the couch, see them?
This one is of Elasta Girl with her new fishing waders. Darn Santa, we were going to buy these for her birthday. See that monster doll house behind Elasta Girl? Yep. That's for Rubes. What was Santa thinking? HUGE, but oh so great.
And, Mr. Smith's best present ever. It took some persuading but now he sees the beauty.
Here's a picture of me.
Here's a better picture of me. why am I always the one behind the camera?
One of gloomy Elasta Girl in her Christmas sweater. I believe she was frustrated with something crafty that was resolved in about .37th of a second.
And one of the Rubinator. She was feeling left out of the picture gang.
After the presents were all opened the girls played and Mr. Smith and I watched Mamma Mia! I know, it was totally his idea. Not true , but he didn't say he hated it, maybe because I didn't sing along like some people do.
After that, we got all pretty like and headed for my parents house to have Christmas dinner with all the family. It was so great to have everyone all in there at the same time. And I know my mom was in heaven to have every one there. Alz's fella even came down. He works at a sky resort and didn't get off work until 6pm. It was a pretty great day and even though it was not great for traveling home from my parents, the snow was nice to look at.
We hope you all had a nice day too. And a happy New Year to boot.
Oh I know one thing I am grateful for.....spell check. Now all they need to invent is "grammar check" and "punctuation check". Or is that the same thing. Who knows.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Here is the puppet princess Aunt B gave the Rubes. It sings "twinkle twinkle, little star" when you move the mouth. It is very cute, and not very annoying.
Then it was present time. Gwen and Grandfahr had a treasure hunt for Elasta Girl to find her present. How fun is that? They gave Rubes a magnet dress up doll set that she loves and HAD to play with right that second.
This is from Aunt Kennon and Aunt Chris to Elasta Girl. We would have rather seen them but the present is still super cool. It is already hanging in her room.
And since the presents were all opened Elasta Girl decided to dress up in the left over wrapping paper. She was strutting her stuff like a regular super model.
Christmas eve was wonderful and great. We got to see SOME of our lovely loved ones. Grandma Ewart was there all the way from Arizona, I didn't get a picture of her. In fact I didn't get A LOT of pictures of a lot of people I needed to. Darn me. The kids (like always) fell asleep on the way home so I put out the Santa treats and reindeer snacks. Then got right into bed so Santa could come (wink Wink).
We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas Eve. The Christmas day will be posted later. Since it is almost time for church. tootles
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Here is our game cupboard and all it's glory. That red sign says "Believe" and it was from my best friend Em. In fact, so was the candle holder. What cute presents she gives. The button tree is from my Mom and is my favorite Christmas decoration off all the gang.
And the tree. What a fine one it is. Notice the stockings hung by the "chimney" with care.
They shelf above the couch. Which I need to paint black or just any color besides white. Those are candy canes hung along the bottom rung. But don't eat them cuz they are, at least, a few years old.
The kitchen, This is the table where I put all my stuff when I cut hair. Usually my bright yellow hair dryer is laying on the right side of the table. You'll see, I found a place for the "Season's Greeting's" sign. It was cuter on Rubes, but it kept getting in her way.
My shelves by my sink. Aren't they cute. Why thank you.
Moving on to Rubes room. Here is her Nativity. It was a casual day at the stable. People hanging out, just chillin'. Is that irreverent? I'm not sure.
And here is Elasta Girls dresser with a little of this and a little of that. I told you she was a teenager trapped in an eight year old body. That plastic bag in the back ground is the remnants of her HALLOWEEN CANDY. Yes, she is still working on it. NO, I don't know where she came from. My candy was gone days after Halloween, not months after.
Happy Christmas time everyone. Hope you enjoyed the visit to our house. Tootles.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
They are so tiny and cute. Rubes has been carrying hers around all month. She even took her to show and tell at school.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This is where the SUV's hitch got me. My poor licence plate didn't stand a chance.
This is the cute ladies car that was behind me. Her name was Rebecca and she had a 3 year old boy, they were on their way to START Christmas shopping. They didn't quite make it but they did get a ride in a really cool tow truck.
Here is Rubes playing "pony" with the ice scrapper. She was a trooper. The whole ordeal took about 2 hours since there were so many cars involved. She didn't complain once. She has asked about 178 times today if the lady's car is fixed yet? And once she asked if we were going to get in another accident today! Oh please no.
This is what we were going to use to pee in if the Highway Patrol took any longer. It was close but we made it home. Too much information?
Today, I did have to go buy the Ru another car seat. Did you know if a car seat has been in an accident (no matter how small) you have to get a new one? I didn't. They only had "boy" kinds at the store so we bought a boy one and are going to trade the girl seat covers for her. Oh the things we do.
Anyway, that's all folks. Yesterday was crazy, before and after the accident. I'm glad it is today.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The little green wreath was hanging on the door knob (with no home either, apparently) so what the heck, Rubes puts it on her head. Does that girl know how to accessorize, or what? I especially like the dirty face. That girl couldn't wash her face clean if her life depended on it.
Just a side note: This dress is darling and I got it at SAVERS (yeah, it's a thrift store) for about 3 bucks. Yes, I am that great at finding bargains on really great loot. So with the dress, the wreath and the sign I think she is set for her holiday. What are YOU wearing?
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Well, that evening Mr Smith put on a James Taylor CD (in his truck) and they listened to it while sitting around the camp fire. I think that was the first time the sister had heard James Taylor, (I'm pretty sure) she liked it quite a bit.
FAST FORWARD: So, On August 4th of this year we took Elasta girl and Mr. Smith's little sister (no cute nickname yet) to the James Taylor concert. It was a great night, a little stressful (courtesy of Mr Smith). But still really great.
I was also surprised to learn that he was really funny. And not surprised to see he was so nice to ALL his fan who wanted autographs.