Monday, January 03, 2011

Pics From Our NC Trip

I thought I'd post a few of the photos from our trip down to my mom's for Christmas.

Here's my step-dad, Jerry, with his stocking. Today is his birthday. Happy birthday, Jerry!!
Taylor couldn't figure out why Santa left shampoo in his stocking.Hannah said she wanted a cowboy hat. We obliged. Sort of. Here she is reading the note that says the pink hat is her token to exchange for a real cowboy hat that actually fits and is in the style and colour of her choosing.Meg with her absolute most favourite gift. Well, that is until she opened her "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock" t-shirt, but that picture seems to have been accidentally deleted, along with those of the boys opening their geeky t-shirts. Taylor's been wearing his almost daily, but he's in bed, so I'll have to get a pic of him in a day or two. Cody, well...when I get a pic of him in his, you will all understand. As it stands, this is the only photo I have from the trip where you can actually see his face.
This shot with four of them is the best photo of Holly. She was wearing a set of my mom's pajamas.
Sometimes my mom is silly. She was posing with some scrubby mitts. Lila, the demon dog, was in her lap, as far away from the kids as she could get and still keep an eye on them.
Lila is actually really, really cute. She's just terrified of everyone other than Mom & Jerry, and sometimes me. It usually takes her a day or two to warm up to me. She does a lot better when the kids aren't around. She can handle it if it's only Hannah, but if it's all 5 kids, she just has no idea what to do with herself. They move too fast and make too much noise and she isn't used to it. She's wormed her way into my heart, though, darn her. With a face like this, how could she not?I'd be amiss if I didn't share the only photo of myself that was taken Christmas morning. The spousal unit pulled a big one on me and, as you can see, it made me cry.
He actually bought me an iPad.

The last photo I want to share is of Hannah and one of Mom's cats, Murphy. Hannah was really missing Jerry's sister, our Aunt Liz. She'd been alone in the kitchen for a while when I went to check on her. This was what I found.I hope you've enjoyed the photos of my family. I'm pretty proud of them all, even when they drive me crazy.


BloomingPink said...

Great set of photos...and Happy New Year!

de said...

Thanks for sharing! Great photos. You lucky ducky! I want an iPad, and iPhone and a kindle and a ....

Where in NC is your mom?

Heather Schlatter said...

Great Pictures girl thanks for sharing!!! WOW an I Pad you are a lucky girl!! :-)


Becky S. said...

I'm so glad you had a great holiday! You deserve it! I hope you have a great new year too. I'd love to get together sometime soon.

lynn said...

lovely family pics, carole! i love my ipad--i promise you will, too:)

Karen said...

Yay! You got an iPad. So sweet!