Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone! We had a delightful holiday, despite the fact that we are all ill. The kids went to The Peabody to see the ducks and wonderful decorations with mommy & Aunt Cathie a few days before Christmas. They loved every minute of it!!
Look what Santa brought Jesse!!!!

and Claire.....

Jesse upon discoving all his loot!

Unfortunately, Claire wouldn't cooperate for a single picture, but could always be found close to her new kitchen! We plan to stay put the next few days playing with toys, and getting better!
Merry Christmas to everyone! We post again very soon! Love,Gretchen

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Exchanging Gifts.....

Well today, Claire's great friend Lily Grace came over to exchange gifts...before things get a little hectic next week! Hot cocoa and cookies were enjoyed, along with a little rock & roll. Great times!!
Lily Grace is a future rock star! Claire in the background in her tutu dancing!

Let the unwrapping begin!

Lily Grace thoroughly enjoyed her princess bling and Claire is smitten with her new Asian doll. Thank you Lily Grace and Barb! Lots of events coming soon, so please check in......Merry Christmas! I would've posted pics of Claire and her new doll, but I had battery issues today...will post some doll pics soon!


Saturday, December 06, 2008

Let's Get Ready for Christmas!!

Well, today started out with a fantastic Breakfast With Santa at our Church....however, Claire was frightened of Santa...this was as close as she would get to him.....maybe next year!
After naptime, we dove into the assembling of our Gingerbread House. I decided to chill this year, and let the kids make it look like they want. OH Well.....They had a great time eating and adding the candy. They especially loved the hot apple cider they got to enjoy during the fun!

Hard at work......

At this point, the gingerbread house had passed the tacky stage.......

And here's the finished product!! Lance & I call it the "Gingerbread FEMA Trailer ".....still the prettiest Gingerbread House I've ever seen!!
Merry Christmas!Love,Gretchen

Friday, December 05, 2008

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!

Well, we've just been super slammed around here lately, but here are some pics of the kids on Thanksgiving! We spend a few lovely days in Jackson, MS with Lance's side of the family. We had a great time, and the kids as well. They love seeing their cousins as much as they possibly can!!
Jesse with his cousin, Keri after Thanksgiving dinner!

This is the Hollingsworth Clan..Mr. & Mrs. Hollingsworth wit all their kids and Grandkids!

Claire is smitten with her cousins. Here she is sitting on Patrick's lap.

All the Hollingsworth grankids!