Well, my Aunt Hilda, who works at the Center, took all the grandkids to the center to have "backstage tour" to handle many of the animals. I have posted a few of the ones the kids got the pleasure of holding or petting. Thanks to Aunt Hilda! We all had a great time! Here's Jesse with a rescued box turtle. The turtle only has 3 legs, and was nursed back to health at the center.
Claire held all the animals as well, but was always swarmed by her cousins, so I don't have any of her in action.....but enjoy the pics though!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here's a rescued red tailed hawk with it's handler. Here he is being fed mice....that had the kids in complete captivation....the adults too!
Jesse holding a corn snake....the snake was very calm....despite all the kids around!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Jesse & Claire after coming down to see what Santa had brought them.......
This is as good a pose as we could get from her today. She was non-stop action today! If only I could ciphen her energy.......
Well, Claire crashed on the way home from Christmas Eve and Grandma and Grandpa's house, so Jesse put out the milk, cookies, and note for Santa solo this year!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Well, this weekend we also celebrated Christmas with the Hydrick side of the family and had a wonderful time, as usual. Here are my double-first cousins, who drove from Murfreesboro to join in on the fun!
My sweet uncle with 2 of his adorable grandchildren! Uncle Danny is the only one missing a pacifier!
Well, we had our Christmas with The Hollingsworth side yesterday, and we all had a great time! The kids always enjoy spending time with their cousins! They are all getting so big!
Me with the kids before opening our gifts......
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Well, here are a few more photos, this time from Barb, so they'll be much better! Enjoy!
Claire was not afraid of Santa at all and was whispering to him in the softest voice what she wanted. Whatever she said, Santa laughed.....She and Lily were perfect ladies and each received a candy cane from Santa!
Well, Claire and Lily Grace had a very special day together today. Instead of the girls exchanging gifts, we decided to let them have an experience instead. Well, Build-a-Bear was agreed upon, so we took the girls today. They both had the best time, though Claire acted quite shy, I think she was a bit overwhelmed and not sure of the whole thing. Well, she picked a cat she named "Keri" (for her beloved cousin Keri, in Jackson) and Lily picked a reindeer she deeemed "Rascal". Here they are putting the hearts in their bears.
After their animals were assembled, they gave them a "bath" complete with brushes and blowing air they made by some foot pedals on the ground. Claire loved this!
Here's Claire putting her outfit on "Keri". She chose a soft pink robe....well, at least Claire's cat is comfortable!
I especially love this picture because the girls are just being themselves and not posing for us here. Sorry the clarity isn't great. I hope to share more pics after Barb sends me hers! She takes a much better picture than I!
Well, after the Build a Bear, Claire was treated to a carousel ride, which she loved! We then went for lunch and the girls couldn't have had more fun.....who couldn't when strawberry milkshakes are involved!! They also took in their new animals and pretended to feed them! Hope to have a few more pics of the day soon!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Well, we all had a great weekend, starting on Saturday with Breakfast with Santa at Holy Rosary. The kids had breakfast, pictures with Santa, Advent crafts, and performances by the Holy Rosary Youth Group. Lots of great memories were made!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Well, our great friends Barb and Lily Grace hosted yet another fabulous party for the gymnastics friends and they had a blast! Claire here is showing off her book she received from Noah from the book exchange!
Showing off a bit here I believe.....
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Well, Claire and Jesse picked a little boy's name for the Jesse Tree/Giving Tree at our church last weekend. I decided to take them last night to buy the gift for the little boy. They both pooled their money from their banks, and this is what they came back with for him. I think it made them feel great.....and theat there are many less fortunate people out there. Merry Christmas!