Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

... seems the reindeer food that Abby and Lilli sprinkled in the front yard last night worked! We awoke to a living room full of goodies - but I am still not sure who supplied more of them... Santa or Nanny! : )

The kids actually decided on a nice big breakfast (pancakes ala Holly) before diving into the presents. They opened and played for hours which then lead to Christmas Dinner (the works ala Nanny). Then we hooked up the new Wii and had a few more hours of fun before Abby and Lilli and Papa couldn't keep their eyes open any longer.

Now the older kids are busy "spending" those coveted itun*s cards... and I am going to turn in also.

We had a blessed holiday and I hope that all of my family and friends had the same!

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18th is a Very Special Day!

First, It was the day that Joe and I became parents for the first time 18 years ago in Bangkok, Thailand. Joey was born at 7:59am... WOW... what an experience! Time sure does fly... seems like yesterday he was asking for "Kackers and juicee" and now he is preparing to graduate and head off to University....

Secondly, this is the day that Joe and I became parents for the fourth time - when Abby joined our family 6 years ago.

Yes... December 18th is a very good day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Abby is 6!

A day complete with fun and excitement and "Happy Birthday" in 3 different languages ~ English, Indonesian, and Italian!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Is That a Threat......

Last night at dinner, Joey (soon to be 18) was pestering Lilli (5). He was calling her a kitty cat.

"Stop Joey, I am human, I am not a kitty cat"

... more pestering....

"I am getting upset Joey" followed by a bit of an evil stare

... more pestering... joined in by Daniel and Abby

"When I grow up and get my witch powers, I am going to turn you three............ (long pause)....................... NICE!"

Hmmmmmmmmmm.... witch powers???? at least she is going to use them for good!

Funny thing is... when Joey does not pester her... she eggs him on to do so! Funny kids!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Trying on Christmas Dresses is Really Fun...

Christmas Village Field Trip

What fun the girls had on their school trip to Santa's Village... reindeer, Mrs. Claus, dancing, singing, and cookies and cider!

I enjoyed the trip to Cr@cker Barrel when it was all done... warming up by the fire!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Abby is thankful for her cousins.... and she has a lot to be thankful for... there are a lot of wonderful cousins in her life! Here are the cousins in Chicago... they are so "COOL" Abby says... "SO COOL"!