Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tea Parties with Daddy, kissing Alpaca's and other such stuff

I'm a little behind so this is like a big blog all rolled into one! We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Jamey and I were both off for Christmas this year. This was the first year that we've been able to be off and with our families since we graduated nursing school. It was a lot of fun. 

My sister and I have been really lucky to have our daughters so close in age. Alli is just 2 months older than Lyssie. As the babies are growing up to be big girls they are really starting to enjoy their time together. They dance and laugh and well they fight some too. Lyssie may be smaller but she can still put a beating on her big cuz! In the above picture they were dancing. You can't really tell but when all the pictures that I took are viewed together it is obvious what they are doing. They also had crazy shoes on with their onesizes. I'm so appreciative of the fact that I get to raise my daughter with my best friends daughter. Manda and I are so close and the addition of our precious daughters has just made us all that much closer. 
We also got to see Clarissa and Marky while we were in. Mark is such a sweetie! He's so happy and smiley it just melts your heart. I can't believe how much he's grown. Alyssa still moves just a tad faster than him, but he'll be out running her very soon! 
For those of you that don't know my mom has two Alpaca's that live in her backyard. Alex and Austin are pretty cute if you like that type. Alyssa has inherited Jamey's natural love for animals. She likes them all and she was happily feeding and kissing the Alpaca's while we were out at Mama's on Christmas. I think this is Austin isn't it mom? They were a little nervous about eating out of Lyssie's hand. I think mainly cause it's so small, but she got a kick out of watching them walk around. Our girls are so lucky they don't have to go to a petting zoo, they just go to Granny's house!
Lyssie got a kitchen, table and chairs and a tea set for Christmas. (amongst other things!) Since we got home she's enforced daily tea time with her daddy. It's adorable and he's a good sport about it. I'm sure you are tired of hearing it, but my husband is really a wonderful father. We are so lucky to have him. 
She does still runs over her baby with the stroller on a  regular basis but she's got tea time down pat. She'll have to serve you a cup next time you are up! It's a pretty adorable past time. 
Her G-ma got her this little apron. It's as cute as she is. She finally figured the pockets out, but be sure to check them regularly. I found my car keys securely tucked in a pocket before work this in the world did she get those????


Sandy said...

Awww, Angie, all the pics are tooo cute. I particularly love the picture of of Lyssie with her tea set. So glad you all got to be together for Christmas. I know it was especially wonderful with Jamey leaving soon in the Military. Marky and Lyssie are sooo cute!!

Becky said...

She is too cute for words! But I tell you that all the time. I can't believe how much she looks like you. There is no doubt she is your kiddo! Poor Jamey! He gets no credit for that kid at all!!