Friday, December 24, 2010

Christina Jammies Year 2

(From the Mama Szrama: a tradition we'd like to have for our children is that they receive a new book & new pyjamas every Christmas Eve. So far, I've made Eowyn's from recycled clothing each year...we'll see how well I can keep that up as our little family grows. =D This year I made her a matching top & bottom from a pair of my own flannel PJ pants, which had steadily ripped up the bottom.

Here you can see the original pants, from Oct '09:)

And her reaction on Christmas Eve!! (Yay! Success! =D)

PS- I've sewn 2 drawstring bags (one largish, one smaller), which match her stocking, and these will house her Christmas Eve Jammies & book each year, cutting down on paper waste, and adding one more fun little tradition.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eowyn Opening Bike, Longer Version

A bit longer, with many more cute Eowyn expressions and "Wow!"s...and more opening.

Eowyn Enjoying Early Christmas Gifts

Due to limited car space, we let Eowyn open her gifts from the Presley side of the family the day before leaving for Mommy's grandparents (Mama Peggy & Daddy Ron) in Ruston, LA.

Opening Grandma & Grandpa's gift:

Enjoying it:

Poppy & Grams' gift:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Current Tricks (at 14 mos)

Imitating my favorite scene in the book "Goodnight, Gorilla!"

Imitating all my favorite animals, and showing off how I can call for Daddy just like Mommy does. I like to put my head against the baby gate at the top of the stairs and call out for him from the landing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Steak & Shake

One of my favorite toy sets: my finger puppets!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It Was Miss Scarlet on the Roof with the Gloves

I LOVE gloves.  I have cute brown ones that match my hat.  I also like to borrow these new amazingly cool Canada mittens from Mommy.  They match my red wool outfit nicely... though I traded my bow in for these swanky Mardi Gras beads as soon as we got home from church.

Monday, November 15, 2010



Can you tell what her "chair" is? An overturned CD holder cover. She loves finding little spots to sit right at her height.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Faces at Daddy

I have just recently realized how entertaining my Dad's funny faces are.  He makes me laugh, and I try so hard to copy him...I just can't quite get it!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Slides in the Sunshine

 My new favorite posture.  Sometimes I just lay my head down on the floor like this for long stretches of time. You should try it!

I'm really good at sliding down by myself now.  Usually I go down feet first backwards, but sometimes I'll go on my tummy head first, or get turned around and go sideways...

Happy Li'l Hokie

This one's for you, Great-Grandpa Presley!


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sunday Princess

We had lunch at our friends the Aldriches' house.  I love it there; they have toys and three boys who play very nicely with me, and a nice old doggy (dog-in) and two soft kitties ("ta-to!" aka gato).  I did NOT like their new puppy, though.  He is big and moves fast.  Sometimes I just peek around the door at him and it reminds me of how scary he is and I start pouting.

I do like this warm new dress from Mama Peggy & Daddy Ron, though.  

I cleaned up all by myself without anyone prompting me.  Mom was in shock. 

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Ball Skillz

I am gonna be so good at fakin' people out some day...Mom says volleyball, and Poppy says football. I don't even know what they are talking about.

New & Improved Laugh

Daddy, you are hilarious!

Enjoying a Fall Treat

Mom says "Where are your teeth?" and I show her-- I feel a new one coming in on the left & right; ouch!

We went to Cherokee Park, and Daddy & I played on the playground while Mommy ran.  I liked seeing all the leaves and doggies!  They even let me eat some ice cream on the way home. Yum!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Snow Baby

Mom says her neighbor from France, Madame Bernus, knit these for her grand-daughter like 20 years ago.  She says they make me look like a snow baby, and she can't seem to stop kissing my cheeks.  I just like how warm they keep me.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Ryan & I were fraternal twins (see the matching brown sweaters over white, with jeans?)...we even had matching shoes.  And Eowyn was our M & M (if there's just one is it an 'M')?  We handed out a few treats at our door, then went to Hillcrest Ave, which is FAMOUS for its crazy Halloween decorations.  These guys go all out... orchestras in the front yard, paper mache, I mean it's nuts.  We didn't go to trick or treat, but to hang out in front of a friends house where they were doing Christian rap full of the Gospel.  We handed out some tracts and candy, and left near E's bedtime.  Maybe next year we'll plan something a bit more fellowship & food oriented, but that was all we did this year. :)  For someone who still isn't sure about this "holiday" I think it was quite enough.

Rockin' Out in the Carseat

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Playground Fun

I love leaves, and slides, and watching Daddy be Mighty!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Walking & Phoning

Pardon Mommy's wet fresh-from-the-shower hairdo. It's early over here. :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Climbin' on Mommy


Just a new idea I had today... it was a good one. :)

Photos by Nina, edited by Mommy.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Guess What I LOVE Now?

Yep... my BATH!!  Thanks for the fun new toys, Grandpa Rob & Grandma Joanna!  I especially love the octopus "shower."

Friday, October 22, 2010