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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wednesday Wee Ones - on Saturday - Happy New Year

It is time for a New Year's party - we are all dressed up and ready to celebrate.
We have on our pretty clothes - ohhh Donnie - you still have on your new jammies.  You can't wear jammies to a fancy party.
Donnie's jammies were a gift from our friend Diane, in Florida - he likes them so much he hasn't taken them off since he got them on Christmas.  But you must change for the party. 
 Ok - that's better - all dressed up in your new christmas shirt. 
 Abbey has a white and red dress, red tights and black shoes.
 Poppy is a princess with a crown and a pretty star scepter - and silver shoes
 Sally Jo's purse and shoes match her dress
 Happy New Year!!!!
 Donnie - what have you got?  Are you supposed to bring a pony to a party?
 Whoa pony!!
 She's very gentle - come and pet her.
 Everyone will get a chance to have a ride - after the party is over.  Almost time for the new year to begin.

 And now we're ready for the new year - dressed up and nice and cozy in our jammies, waiting for midnight.  We don't usually get to stay up this late.

 Flannel jammies are nice and cozy
 A flannel nightie and a tiara - Sally Jo is a princess now
 A hand knit robe is perfect for this party
 Donnie - again with the pony indoors.  We see that you are riding the pony in your new jammies

 Giddy up - let's gallop into  the new year
  On my pony from our Auntie Jamie
Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday Wee Ones - Decorating

Only a few days until christmas - I must get the tree decorated

 And take a picture of the tree

 A basket of gifts for under the tree

 Aren't you excited about the holidays - gifts are such fun to wrap and put under the tree
 My new dress is of red marbled fabric and white with red dot - nice puffy sleeves with lace.
Be sure to stop at Diane's and see her new holiday friends.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

The original forecast for today - while cold - was not for snow.  We had a bit of snow on Friday - enough to keep Don home from work - and to keep us from going anyplace on Saturday - but by Sunday it was all melted.  We woke this morning (Monday) to about a scant inch of snow - and then it happened.
 Big fat puffy flakes - thick and fast - and the snow began to build up quickly

 The branches of the bare trees decorated with snow

 Oso Berry bush beside the dining room window

 Snow on the bird feeders - building higher after just half an hour
 The rain gauge filling with snow
 Another bird feeder - the birds will need a refill in this cold weather
 Poor fuchsias - they froze last week - and now they are covered in snow.
 Taken half an hour apart - the snow builds up fast
 And more photos taken at the same intervals - only an hour and a half between the top left snowmen and santa photos and the bottom right photo.
 It is a magical winter wonderland!
With Don home for the 4th day in a row we enjoyed the christmas lights
 Watched the snow
Did a little decorating
Wrapped gifts and listened to Christmas music - before long the roads were clear and now the temperatures are dropping - so the snow will be around for a long while, but with cleared roads life can return to normal.
It was a very good day.