Noel's Birthday Cake - as requested by Noel. I was so grateful to my father-in-law for putting the finishing touches on for me - I plain ran out of time! He did the roses and the white ruffles around the base. It is hard to make a cake too early (although I did start two days in advanced) when the threat of little poking fingers is constant.
Kids playing in Noel's room. Who needs anything but toys to make it a party?
I embroidered this apron for her. I was pretty proud.
On her actual birthday we had a small dinner - her request was spinach quiche with a carrot cake. Happy 4th Birthday baby girl!
I just thought this was a cute pic of Ty
He wanted to show me a trick..... "Look mom!"
Noel and Ty play well together most of the time
Christmas was busy as usual. This was from the Fichtner Family Christmas Party
We went to my Aunt's for Christmas Eve dinner. It was a very nice evening.
Do we have pictures from Christmas? Of course not (!!!!). I didn't realize we video taped everything, but didn't take any pictures. But we had a nice morning of gift followed by a brunch with Chad, Caroline and their boys, and Eric's dad. That evening we went with Chrissy to her sister-in-laws and had MORE yummy food and another wonderful evening.
We ventured south after Christmas. We spent and few days and up to New Years Eve in Richmond with our friends the Crosby's, then traveled on New Years Day to my dad & step-mom's house.
This is my Grandmother Harris, the kid's Great-grandmother.
This is Grandma Ju-Ju
Although Ty didn't want to sit still, I was grateful to get this picture. They say I look like a Harris - ya think?
Dad and Judy treated us to a wonderful dinner at the Lewisburg Airport. What you say? The airport? Secret is, there is a little restaurant at the airport that makes THE most amazing steaks. Oh my, Eric and I drool just thinking of them.
Lots of driving.... Some handled it better than others....
We only got a couple of days at Grandma Aimee's. The kids were so over tired, they actually wouldn't stop crying for hardly anything, so we ended up cutting our vacation short. I was really disappointed. But when we got home and Noel still hadn't normalised after a week, I took her to the doctor - sinus AND ear infections. Ahhh, that explains a lot.