Dave made Willa a slide in the snowbank, and she had a blast zooming down into his arms.
Amy came for a tiny little visit last weekend, and we got to have bagels and biscotti with her at the bagel shop! Willa turned on the charm for Auntie Em, who was smitten.
A collection of kid things.
Most of these photos were taken by Ingrid, who has learned how to use my point and shoot camera. Also included are the products of our most recent snow event — two snowmen, a snow monster, and the start of the snow fort — that Dave and Ingrid worked on. And finally, the fabric that is going on the new! chair! for our living room. My aunt in Texas has the most comfortable chairs ever, that were small (which is hard to find!) swivel gliders, and I ordered one for our living room, which is going to be so nice when we have people over. And I’m betting I will have wished I had such a chair in my living room for years… of course, it will take 6-8 weeks to arrive, but I can’t wait!
We did this three years ago, too, and it’s this weird ranch with a variety of exotic animals that you can hand feed, just outside of Johnson City. It’s probably totally politically incorrect, but it is pretty neat to feed a camel and pet a zebra. Ingrid loved it, and Kate and Matt were with us, too. It’s definitely an experience.
We had fun visiting my grandparents, playing at the playground (and looking at deer — see them all?) and Willa got a sink bath, too!
My cousin, Megan, had her baby 6 weeks before I had Willa. It was great fun for Willa to have a playmate in Texas!
I had to get the first batch of photos from my mom, but here are the girls flying to Texas (including poor rashy Willa, who looked just awful on the way down!) Ingrid loved flying,and is already plotting her next airplane trip. (She’s hoping for Aunt Kate in Colorado or Auntie Em in Florida.)
Aunt Kate joined us via Skype, as she always does, and she enjoyed seeing the girls open their gifts, and seeing mom and dad open their gifts from her. We are so lucky to live in an age of such great technology!
Ingrid was very excited to see that Santa had come! But of course, her first visit was to Willa’s stocking. 😉 Santa brought Willa a new doll and some puffs and a new chair for the table! And Ingrid got such treasures as tights, Helly Kitty bandaids, and her very own roll of scotch tape.