Saturday, February 28, 2009

Random pictures

Apparently I didn't post any pictures of the sugar cookie making from when Derek and family came to visit. That was fun.

Cute little Ania
Alina wearing the tool belt that Tata gave her for Christmas. She thinks it's pretty cool.

Here are some pictures from the same moment Aunt Rhoda just posted. A picture with Ania...

Meanwhile, this is what Alina wanted to do.

In the back yard, hanging out while Tata works on the fence

Alina likes to help.

He got all of the rocks and plants gone from that area.

A hole for the fence post

You can kind of see the fence line in the picture, but it's a bit hard to see. Anyway, that is where the fence will be.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CO in Feb. Warmer than MI.

Had a lovely holiday in Colorado

She is pretty cute when she nods. Not sure I captured it well enough.

Josh took Alina to the park. She took a digger.

She is also learning to jump.

Ania is cute.

You can see Shawn's dog JJ or something like that. He did not want to go back in the house.

I wanted to get a picture with Alina and Ania. I got Ania. Alina was not in the mood.

Are you a happy girl? Are you a happy girl? Are you a happy girl?

No, you're not! No, you're not!

But her mom and I had fun taking pictures of her. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happiness Is (Part Three)

Having a Valentine's Slumber Party with Katie and Mary.

I made some cakes for us to decorate in the shape of hearts.

They worked very hard on them.

Then final masterpiece on my beautiful cake plate.

Choosing what to eat.

Then on Sunday we went to see James and the Giant Peach.

Mary did not want to be in the picture. Vittoria is coming next time. Katie and Mary and I have talked about. Katie said, "Yeah, it'll be fun. She'll, you know, crawl around while we watch a movie."

Happiness Is (Part Two)

Getting accepted to grad school.

We had a party. We know how to get down. We had chicken and cherry pie.

Happiness Is (Part One)

A cookie jar full of cookies

1 c veg shortening
1 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
Cream together

2 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
Beat into sugar mixture

1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
Sift together and add to sugar egg mixture

2 c rolled oats
1 c flaked coconut
Stir in

2 c Rice Crispies
Fold in

Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 in apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min @ 350.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

3 month old pictures

We went to get Ania's 3 month old pictures taken today... I can't believe she's already 3 months old! A big thank you to Jason Hayes for taking such great pictures...

This one is funny - Jason said she looks like she needs a beer and the remote control. :)

Slumber Party Art

Katie and Mary spent the night the other weekend and we did painted glass. I think they liked it. The worked very hard. They are both pictures of Aunt Rhoda. :)