Friday, December 23, 2011

A lot can happen in 24 hrs...

A lot can happen in a day. So much, in fact, that you can't get pictures of it all, and you can't quite fully understand it without pictures. So here goes:

1) Lunch with some of my "Old Young Life Girls." I need to stop calling them that and just start calling them "friends," but I don't know how.

2)Got bamboozled in Bananagrams by one of "Our Old YL Guys." least 14 a row.

3) Bought two round-trip tickets to ISRAEL to visit our friends, Stewart and Elizabeth in February for ten days!

4) Freaked out a little bit about going to Israel. It's sort of surrounded by people who hate it, Linkafter all!

5) Went out for coffee with the sisters of the aforementioned "Old YL Guy." Hit the "Old YL Guy's" mom's van that was parked in our driveway on our way out. It is a bright orange van.

6) Got coffee.

How's YOUR day goin'?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Naomi's Princess Tea Party-2011

Naomi is SIX!
I can hardly believe it!
'Round these parts, that means it's time for Naomi's annual Birthday Princess Tea Party!
We had so much fun decorating and baking together this year!
All the Princesses and handsome brothers came to celebrate Naomi with us!

I just love hitting the after Christmas sales and stocking up for next year's tea party!

This year, we added those cute little snowmen!!!
Isn't our Birthday girl just gorgeous?!

I can hardly believe it!
In ten short years, this little lady will be DRIVING!!!

OH! Be still my heart!

Daddy brought out the fun with his wintry games!

The kids had to put on as many layers of warmth as they could when the music was playing.

As most "Young Life style" games go, we got a little outta control.

...and we momentarily lost the Birthday Girl.

True to form, every party needs a "pooper." Ours apparently needed three. (wink, wink) Sweet little Ellie declared, "I don't want to play this game." Hey. The girl knows what she wants. She came for a Princess Tea, and last she checked, PRINCESSES do NOT roll around the ground in snow gear!

We played "Pin the stuff on the Snowman."

We had fun making Christmas ornaments for the kids to take home!

While we were busy making ornaments, "The Little Redhead" was busy sneaking candy.

Then we all settled in for tea! 'Til next year, Princesses and Manly Men! Thank you for coming to celebrate Naomi with us!!!

Basketball 2011-2012

Naomi is in the middle of her first Basketball season! She's beginning to catch on very quickly! Check out her jump shot there!
(Yes, the coach IS taller than the basket!)

Check out Naomi's mad defense skills! Even Goliath didn't scare her off!

Nothin's gettin' past this girl!

Tate is also playing basketball this year! This is his third season. He is really starting to get pretty good!

So good, in fact, that he said to Dallas at his game on Saturday, "Now all I have to do is learn how to shoot." Yep! The kid has absolutely MASTERED every other part of the game, folks!

He scored one basket at his game, but his defensive skills were top notch!
(ps-I taught him "the strong arm.")

Nutcracker 2011

Naomi's Nutcracker Debut as a Baby Mouse!

All the Baby Mice backstage at dress rehearsal!
These babies did a FANTASTIC job waking Clara into her dream!

Miss Horochowski, of City Ballet School and Western Maryland City Ballet Company, AGAIN, brought the house down with her production!
We can't wait to be part of all the fun next year!!!