You know how you have those dreams that wake you up at night? Mine is about my kids drowning. I was thrilled to see these pics Todd took. Really though they are near the shore and the water is only a few inches deep. Todd took her sleding on the lake too. Can't wait until she gets to drive out on the lake with Poppie to go ice fishing...
Sunday, December 26, 2010
We completed gift opening in a record 7 hours at the Sayre house today....Opening presents has become a slightly slower process than it was prior to Veda & Adele. That combined with the fact Kathy got the flu last night (now I am officially the only person from the Laabs Christmas not to get the flu - first Owen, then Adele, Kelly, Chris, Grandma Didi, and today Grandpa Gary and Kathy).
We started with a 2 hour opening session this morning, took a 3 hour break for Adele & Veda's nap (Kathy also crashed with them after mistakenly taking Advil PM at 11am - instead of Ibuprofen.) This was then followed by another 2 hour session to close it out this afternoon. One of the highlights was Uncle Ryan's "silver noodle" necklace to commemorate Veda's AFV debut this month.
Veda certainly had a barrel of fun (pun intended)...she also loved her new toys, many of which are from our childhood (i.e. Barrel of Monkeys, Candyland, etc).
Below are the Christmas ornaments that Veda & Adele made for Bull and Nani....and a rare picture of Kathy (given her aggressive bout with the flu last night).
And a rare picture of Baby 'dell, given her 4 day bout with the flu...
We have successfully completed both family Christmas events. Christmas Eve in Clear Lake with the Laabs family and the day after Christmas at the Sayre household. Once again, way too many presents, but certainly lots of fun had by all. One of Veda's favorite presents was the one she gave to Grandpa Gary....a new minnow bucket (with some real minnows...aka "Bobs"). Veda wanted to catch them, hold them, pet them and even put them in Uncle Chris' shoe.
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Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Monday, December 20, 2010
The highlight was when we were playing Life with the Baldes fam. I noticed Veda had one of the cars in her mouth and I told her to take it out. Todd asked her what happened to the people who had been in the car and she said matter of factly - "I ate them;)"
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