Monday, August 25, 2008

A little of this and a little of that

A day of jumping with Maisie. Maisie is quite the little jumper!

A day with Emily Grace. Practicing pictures.

A day with Briana and Maisie. The loud noise from the bounce houses scared poor Maisie. After about an hour, she finally calmed down enough to play. Briana, it's hard to get a photo of her as she is constantly in motion.

A day at dance class. This was her "make up" class as we were at Mom's the day she missed. They had a tap class instead of the creative movement session. She LOVED the tap shoes. Next time, we'll enroll in tap and ballet. She followed directions from Ms. Amanda and put her foot on the tambourine. Twirling and bubbles.

Tea with Daddy.

And, just because to show off her latest bow.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Our Trip to Grandma and Grandpa's

This weekend, we boarded a plane and headed to Oklahoma to visit with my mom and Ed.


They live on a farm with various birds.


And pretty flowers.


We played with the ball and the dog.


And some on her own and then with her third cousins.


Kelsey
Clarissa

My cousin Jerold, whom I haven't seen in almost 20 years came by for a little while and planted a kiss on his momma's cheek.


Don't mess with Donna


My sisters, Vicki, Donna, Mom and me.


Chani and Grandpa


Chani and Uncle Mark


Chani and Great Aunt Diane and Aunt Donna


Matt and Diana talking religion


My sister Vicki


My Mom and Chani at various times.



On the last night, Chani decided to entertain us. She sat there on her knees and just went wild with her arms, laughing and carrying on.


She had Matt laughing so hard, he was crying.


Our final morning, we all met at a casino for breakfast. I gambled away my $20 and called it quits. At one point, I was up a couple of dollars but those machines sure take it fast!!
Jake, Vicki, Donna, Mark, Mom, Chani, Ed, Brandi and Matt.
Brandi is holding Chani. In the second picture, she says, "I want a baby." - Huh?? She's ONLY 15!


Some final shots of Chani. We had a great trip seeing lots of people and Chani finally meeting my sisters and a couple of her cousins.