Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photo Wrap-Up ...

Because it's practically impossible to fill you in on every. single. detail. of the past few months, I thought it would be best to do a photo wrap-up instead! Enjoy!

First, of course, there was the holiday season. A time that's kicked off annually by my father's birthday and subsequent party:
No, that's not my twin. She's my younger sister.
Then we took Beatrice Kate to her very first "Santa Train" ride at the Museum of Life and Science. There are no photos of her with Santa, because it was a colossal failure and she may be scarred for life...Here's one instead of her "reindeer food", which she didn't care for either:
What is this crap. Reindeer eat oats and straw, idiots.
Naturally, we did a lot of baking:
She bakes with flare.
Beatrice Kate made and decorated her own cookies for He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. It was a HUGE mess, but a lot of fun:
Can you guess which ones she decorated?
In Moravian tradition, we went to Candle Tea at Raleigh Moravian. I tried to get a few "artsy" shots of Bea before we left the house. She wasn't having any of it:
And... I'm over this.

I tried again at the church, but she just made the old ladies nervous being that close to the lit candles:
Don't mind me... Just going to tip this little table over...
Then, of course, Santa The Guy in the Red Suit came to our house and brought a few things:
I don't like the thought of a stranger being in our house, but...

Maybe this Santa guy isn't so bad after all.
Then we started our trek back west to the Land of Grandparents where Big Santa showed out:
We learned the ins and outs of chicken coop construction:
An Engineer can't resist seeing the inside ...
From the Farming Master:
That's not Santa.

Beatrice Kate loves the idea of having our very own chickens. Cooper does not:
Chick-Ins. Mama, I see Chick-Ins.
We also did a lot of relaxing. The baby was in good hands, so we could all take a breather:
Maxin' and Relaxin' in Mandrake's Chair. That better not be Sci-Fi on TV.
Naturally, when you live in Christmastown, USA you just have to walk the lights:
Beatrice Kate was impressed with the showing:
Then we packed up and traveled to Winston-Salem to visit Grannma. She didn't disappoint:

Definitely a gift from Grannma. Mama's not as brave.
Uncle Evan and Aunt Leah were there too, so it was a jammed packed visit, filled with, you guessed it- more gifts:
Oooo. A gift for me?
Oh. Gee. Thanks Uncle Evan. A shirt. Yip-ee?
We did more cooking:
And even learned how to make doughnuts:
Not that there were any left to try ...
Then we visited Casey's grandmother, Granny:
And Bea learned how to play the organ:

She loved it. A lot:
Fast forward to February, and my husband became a licensed Professional Engineer:
I am incredibly proud of him:
He is too:
Then, Casey took Beatrice Kate to Chick-Fil-A for Daddy/Daughter Date Night. I nearly died of cuteness:
Seriously, isn't this the sweetest idea EVER?
Finally, this past weekend, we visited our cousin Ava for her second birthday:
That's quite a candle blowing technique...
The cousins love each other... Really, they do:
Whewwww! That's it! We're up to present day now!

If you'll excuse me, I have to go round up this crazy thing:


1 comment:

  1. LOVE the photo wrapup. Glad to hear things are going well your way!