Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Fun with the Hill and Ward families! We missed the Pilumeli's who are off in Italy!

Anna conked out on the couch before 6pm!, so she missed a cute Wiggles dance party -- so cute!

Including my cousin Kayla there were 13 of us sleeping under one roof tonight!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

King Cousins Christmas at Aunt Terese's

A glimpse of the fun they will have!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Giuseppe (Joseph) and Violetta (an angel) were in the Christmas pageant and Anna was a zombie in mass, until she and Dionisio buddied up. We gave Anna and Carla each a present this afternoon and Carla was the main character of hers! Anna was excited to prepare snacks for Santa and his reindeer. Thanks Gramma for the cute plate and mug :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh, Christmas time :)

We went to see the life-sized Candyland at Halle Farm and then came home and made a candy masterpiece ourselves - just look at the focus and concentration! And it sure looks like Carla is going to enjoy all the upcoming unwrapping! She actually did really well getting this gift open! So cute :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fairy Dust and Scissors

Anna found some Styrofoam and was making and sprinkling "fairy dust" all over the living room! Also, she learned a new skill of cutting with scissors today! ...Don't worry she was with me for that!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wow! New record for time between posting!

Back to El Rodeo, yum!, and this time there was a clown! Bo Bo made Anna a cool Nemo out of balloons with sea surroundings and all! Somehow there were no pics of the creation. Aren't Carla and Daddy looking even more alike these days?! Oops! Carla entertained us all by grabbing Daddy's food and spilling it all over him! So interested in food these days...pretty soon Carla!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We love you Candace!

We'll miss you so much! Thanks for all the great memories! And your wonderful help!

For the one of just Anna (and GLifford, as she calls him), she asked me to take a pic of them! This isn't something she usually does ... usually I'm just taking them constantly ...

Then, here are some book club ladies braving the wintry ice storm!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Spontaneous Photo Shoot!

We were having fun with "our whole family" as Anna says, playing around in her room. Then I thought since Carla was still all dolled up for a birthday party (Happy Birthday Alana!), I could take some pictures of her. They turned out darling!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Reading and playing!

Thanks for reading with me Uncle Bob!
Veronica we had fun with you too!

The girls both love playing with you Elizabeth and Alyson!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Candace's Second-to-Last Day and GE Lighting Ceremony

Buddies :)

Fun was had by all!

Here is a sneak peak at what had to be cropped out for our Christmas card - Anna's memorable flashing of tights, and no shoes (Dora tennies were worn for the rest of the party b/c of some dress shoe confusion)!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thank you Uncle Steve!

These cute kitties are Pounce and Snip!
(Anna sometimes calls them Bounce and Snap)

The Girls!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


When I found myself offering Anna a show and she said "no thanks", instead of the reverse, I thought we should do something fun! Notice the stylish art smock -- from when I was a little girl!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thank you Aunt Lori!

Our new friends -- Hal and Holly :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

The turkey and the party of 26 wiped out Anna! We found her asleep on the couch in the midst of lots of noisy fun. She NEVER falls asleep like this! When she was full of energy 4 hours later and the crowd was gone, she helped herself to the pumpkin pie!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanks for coming to visit Grandma J!

We had so much fun with Grandma while Daddy was working on the bathroom. Grandma was so impressed that Anna made this house out of pebbles all by herself! There is even a roof top and a "stick" (chimney). Carla was sitting all by herself; she is getting pretty good...though Mommy was too scared to move too far away, especially with the hard floors! The one of both girls together is cute because it's fun to see any interaction between them; there isn't a lot yet. Check out Anna's new hair cut! Thank you Grandma for your great hair salon skills! Thanks for all of your help and your great company these last few days!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Care Bears are a captive audience

Reading to her friends. So precious...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Loving Daddy and Mommy

So snuggly with Daddy.

Also, it was so cute how when she heard my (Mommy) voice, she smiled in her sleep...every time. I could barely get out what I wanted to say because each time I began speaking, she would grin :) And she didn't even wake up the whole time!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Dionisio's 4th Birthday Party!

Please click to enlarge!

It would be better if I matched everything up, and I will try to, but in the meantime, here is a photo of Carla at Dionisio's 4th birthday party, at nearly 4 months old, and it reminded me of an old photo of Anna on vacation in Cape Cod, at a little more than 4 months old!

Carla has a bit less hair, but I certainly see that they are sisters :)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Happy actual birthday Gramma and Dionisio!

Carla had her 4-month appointment a few days early. She is 14 lb 14 oz! Hard to believe, but she is smaller than Anna was. For some reason, we always think of Carla as so much bigger than Anna was...oh well. As Mike says, they are allowed to be different :) It was a really quick appointment - Carla is perfectly healthy. The big quote from the doctor to report is "Wow! She has great control!" Oh yeah, and immunizations apparently treat Carla well - she was in a super giddy, giggly mood, and all smiles the rest of the day, after FOUR shots and an oral vaccine!...and no Tylenol!

Click on collage to enlarge.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Gramma's birthday party!...whoops, no did that happen?

This girl is a crazy climber! (earlier)

Then she was so fussy at Gramma M's birthday party until Uncle Billy cuddled up and rocked her to sleep, soooo cute! Cozy Godfather and Goddaughter :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A perfectly perfect day at the zoo

We went with Alana and Gabby and it was a gorgeous day! The picture of the sky was to try to remember the perfection. Anna was SO good - she walked the whole time, and we even hiked all the way up to the Primate House and back!...except to the car - last photo - when she finally collapsed into the stroller.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

El Rodeo - Yum!

"More 'spicy' Daddy!"

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sisters playing!

Oh, they're really going to have so much fun together, you know, in the next month, year, decade...I'm so happy for them that they each have a sister :)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cooing and Carving

Sometimes it's just easier and more fun to make a collage than to pick.

Better late than never :)

Friday, October 31, 2008