The girls were excited to make our annual gingerbread house. Unfortunately, the house was built on the sand and could not withstand the storms.
But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. Matt 7:26.27
Trot beat against the house and "it fell with a great crash".
Saying goodbye after a fun-filled day. I got SO much done and the kids and Pop and Kiki enjoyed each other. These poor kids get no attention! :)
Doing what puppies do. He's such a good dog and though he's a lot of work, we are enjoying him.
Mimi stayed with the kids while Shaun and I went out to dinner and got some much needed time together.
Grammy and Bobbi took the girls to RI to visit their cousins. Aiden enjoyed being king of the castle.
After working my tail off all week, I decided to go with Shaun and the kids to the mall, even though he offered to take them on his own. He shopped while I watched the kids in the playscape and worked on the laptop. Amanda did play with the kids some, but most of the time I saw her engrossed in a conversation with one of the adults. This picture just makes me laugh out loud. The adults she spent the most time talking to were those two Asian women in the background and from everything I could tell, they spoke next to no English. They did laugh a lot and Amanda ended up getting some food, so I guess the relationship worked out for everyone. :) What a gift she has!
That evening we all went to watch Shaun play basketball.
Started the day bright and early at Nutcracker rehearsal. Avery is a lamb and is hiding behind that fence (she's supposed to be, just to clarify :)
Then on to my last wedding in 2010. Though we were missing snow, it was still a winter wonderland with a pretty blue and white theme. You can see the entire 3-minute slideshow here. Congrats, Elier and Lida!