Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
It's been a long time since we have taken a girls self picture.We had a wonderful, quiet Christmas!!
And finally a Gma and Gpa picture!!
Last night we had some family over to celebrate the Holidays and Tim's Birthday! Tim's brother Denny came over with his kids Claire(and her two Hailey and Jacob) and Ian. (Claire's DH, Kyle was working.) Randi and Megan are more like sisters to Claire and Ian than cousins. I was using the timer on my camera not knowing the 'fun' the big kids were having until I would check the pictures!! LOL It took three tries to get a normal or nice picture!! I thought 'what the heck' put the first one in my blog!! In the second one they are sticking their tongues out! It looks like Hailey(2yo) is holding a doll, it's Eli(4 weeks)! Denny is holding Jacob who is almost 6 months. We use to spend most Christmas Eves together when the kids were growing up so to be able to celebrate for a few hours was wonderful!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This is my friend Mary and me!!
Merry Christmas from the 'Bear'!!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This week I decided to find time to make a card!! Their challenge was to make a Snowman card with red and cream only! Last week was to do a 'Vintage' Christmas card so to make up for not getting a card made I added some vintage lace to this card. The card does look a lot better in real life. Evening light and a flash can loose some details.
Now to get busy with our Christmas cards!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
As I think about what lies ahead of me this week I feel over whelmed!Decorating for Christmas, work, laundry, etc, etc.
Then I noticed my "Easter" cactus! I have called this Christmas cactus that for years because it always bloomed at Easter.
(My aunt gave it to me about 20 years ago....she has the original plant which came from my great-grandmother. Note the 'bark' in the center of the plant.)
Any way..... it has blossoms on it now!! It really will be a Christmas cactus this year!!
And this is all it took to make me feel calm about this week! Simple pleasures!!
(I'll post a picture when it is in full bloom!! )
We went to Randi and Nick's for the weekend. Just to hang out with Eli and help where we could. Those little one's grow and change so fast. Living two hours away is a little hard but we'll just make great memories with the time we do spend together.
The pictures of Eli just don't seem to show how little he is. But if you notice the size of his pacifier( which is the small size) you can see how small his face is. He has big hands though!! (gets 'em from his dad)
Sweet dreams, Eli!
Precious baby feet!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Randi, Nick and Eli got to go home today! I haven't talked to them yet, wanted to give them a quiet night. Just their little family!!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Eli! 42 hrs. old! (already taking to the Nuk)
The Sundsmo Family
Randi, Nick and Eli. They are amazing
parents already. They have made sure
that the grandparents get lots of bonding
time with Eli!! (Thanks you 2!)
I'll be going home tomorrow but first Eli will
meet his Great-Grandpa Donnie! My sister
Ruth will bring dad up to the cities (it's for
a doctors appt), we'll swing by United Hospital
in St.Paul, to see Eli before going to dad's appt.
Who can get too much of babies???
Then tomorrow afternoon Randi and Eli will
get to go home!! We hope they get caught up
on their rest(hospitals aren't necessarily the best
place to get sleep, esp. with a new baby!).