Saturday, December 31, 2016

a guy turns 5

 Supper on the 3 season porch:

 And uncle and a nephew playing video games:


 Dan baked another masterpiece:

And that brings us to the end of the greatest New Year's Eve birthday ever.

Buddy this was a great New Year's Eve back as 2011 turned to 2012.   There was the big Build A Bear event, lots of hyper kids, and then you were born, cute as ever, little cherub.

It's been so much fun having you with us, watching you grow.   I love you when you're sweet, and I love you when you're a wild, silly punk.   You are about the best guy ever.

Happy Birthday Mr. Luminous.

Love forever and always, Grandma and Grandpa and Every body

Friday, December 30, 2016

baby dog had a bath

She normally sleeps next to the doors where there's a cool draft.  Newfs are all about a cool breeze.

But Julia gave her a bath tonight and she was cold, found a nest in these fuzzy blankets.

She sleeps on her back.

It's weird and also adorable, belly up little long-legged puppy.

So glad for this funny, fuzzy little Elin in the house.

Love, Val

Monday, December 26, 2016

family party, 2016

 Everyone showed up in a good mood, ready to eat and have fun.

 They were all excited to open presents.

 So many fun and thoughtful gifts--lots of fun.

 Guinea pig salt and pepper shakers!

 Lots and lots of Lego building happened:

 And video games:

It's the end of a beautiful Christmas, feeling so lucky for happiness at this house.

Love you all, MOM, aka Grandma, aka Val