Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snow Days!

Not only did we have a white Christmas, but we have snow again!
Not certain what the final, official inch count is, but it looks like about 4 to 6 inches. A lot for us! Seems like it's been about 8 years since we have gotten this much.

While we have about a bazillion snow pictures, I'll try to just show a few of our favorites.

watching in wonderment as the snow swiftly falls

Oops, completely forgot those wreaths are still out there...

trying to dig out for a sanity run

Thursday, January 21, 2010

More Natalie-isms

Natalie: "These are my dogs: Iffy, Sniffy, O-lie & Molly" (four stuffed dogs that sleep with her and get dragged all over the house)

"Can you help me to dance?"
Translation: Dance with me!

Natalie: "I've not never seen a girl like tha-at!" Said in a sweet, mommy-grown-up voice.
Not sure exactly what it means or what she heard before that she thinks she is saying, is a supreme compliment. It took totally fixed hair, lipstick, painted nails, high heels and a dress to get this compliment. I'm not expecting to get it again anytime soon. So, if she says it to you, know you look WOW to her!

Natalie & Graham crawl into kitchen and come back a couple minutes later.
Natalie: "Graham smells like CAT FOOD!" peels of giggling
Mom: "What? Cat Food?! Graham! Natalie!" finger in G's mouth, fishing for piece
Natalie: really laughing now "No, no, it's not in his MOUTH! It's gone down, down, down into his belly!"

Natalie: "Oh Graham-y", patting G's belly before bedtime, "You've got a BIG puppy belly!"

At Hunan Manor for lunch on a Sunday with Uncle Matt, quiet music playing, subdued crowd:
Natalie: "Uncle Matt is a SASQUATCH!" giggling, shrieking, more giggling
Mom: in a low voice as people are starting to look "Natalie NO, NO, we don't say that! Be quiet! Talk quiet!"
Natalie: a little louder "Uncle Matt is a SASQUATCH!" giggling, shrieking, more loud giggling
Dad & Matt: cracking up
Dad: "NO Natalie!" hahahaha, more laughing by both
I get up to get food, thinking we have this under control, then from ACROSS THE ROOM, she starts it again! So, let this be a lesson to brothers who tease each other & call each other embarrassing WILL come back to haunt you. And your wife. And it's usually in public! For the record, Natalie has no idea what a Sasquatch is.

In case you're wondering, Graham does many, many funny things, he just doesn't say anything yet (that we understand, anyways). I'm sure he's got a running list of what he wants to say when he is able to. I imagine we will then have many, many Graham-ism posts. Bear with us.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

All through the house...

'Twas sometime around Christmas
And all through our house,
There were some creatures stirring,
at least it wasn't a mouse...

This year's Christmas decor...

Living Room


Natalie's Gingerbread Village


Dining Room


Natalie's tree

Graham's tree

Not just dreaming of a white Christmas, that dream came true!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!

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