Wednesday, December 30, 2009


We had a busy month... Jim and Katie came to visit mid-december, we had a cookie decorating party while they were here, and then we went to Mercer, WI to visit my family and go see Grandma Lucy who I hadn't seen since she moved into the Villa Maria in Hurley.
Making play-dough with Grandma Katie!
The final product...Glittery playdough snow man! He did not last for very long because shortly after this photo was taken Lucy's buddy Greta came over and they made other things, like glittery cookies and such.
one of the pom-pom ornaments that i made!
Lucy likes to help with laundry...she'll even put clothes in and then help change them to the dryer! I think her favorite part is pouring in soap and pushing the buttons!
putting soap and softener in...
cookie party madness! Lucy and Greta were pouring sprinkles in cups and then drinking them!! Things got crazy!!
Greta, Olivia, and Lucy at the "toddler table"... Olivia decorated her cookies like a civilized lady while Lucy and Greta were getting totally ca-razy with the sprinkles!
decorating the tree!
hanging with Grandma Lucy!
playing piano with Grandpa Dean!
Grandpa Dean demonstrates proper snow angel technique!
my dad's drive way after a snowy night... get the plow!
We got to participate in the short walk out into the woods to find this big ole christmas tree! Martha's son Dave sawed it down and dragged it home!

visiting Grandma Lucy for bingo at the Villa!


Well, I unfortunately don't have many of pictures of the guests we had, so I'll just have to fill you in. Julie and Brian decided to take a road trip and drive from LA to Austin and were here for 5 days! We had an awesome time! Mostly just sitting around and eating and relaxing and playing with Lucy. We did all (my mom and Grady came to babysit!) get to go out to the Alamo Drafthouse one night to see Sherlock Holmes. It is the best movie theater ever! You can order beer and food and they bring it right to your movie seat! It doesn't get much better than that! And for xmas my mom and Grady also spent the night... We had a full house and a fun christmas morning. Lucy's gifts were left in a bag by the door from Santa, as per her request. She was not cool with the idea of Santa coming in the house... She kept saying "No, Santa is not going to come in the house"...and so we came to a compromise of him leaving gifts at the door! I'll have to post more pictures soon of the pre-xmas festivities and our trip to Wisconsin!
really cool winter scene made of paper in a classroom at the Waldorf school...
cookies for Santa!
at the Waldorf Winter Festival...
Lucy drawing on her letter to Santa...
xmas is awesome!
Photo by Lucy... of Julie
skyping with the Mercer folks on xmas!
Lucy self portrait with new camera from Uncle Dave and Aunt Lindsey.
Lucy pic...
Lucy pic...
cardboard blocks from Grandma Katie and Grandpa Jim!
tricycle from Nana and papa!
cherry wood blocks from the Hatalskis!!

Waiting for sea monkeys!! Lucy's gift from Auntie MC and Uncle Steve!