Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy new year!

Don't worry, Emma -- we've still got all of 2015 to figure these toys out. 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Visiting Aunt Olga

One of our many visits this Christmas weekend was to Aunt Olga's place, so she could meet Emma for the first time. Luckily, they both behaved themselves for a change.

I got to tell her all about the presents that Santa brought both of us, and check out all her decorations. And she has a stuffed tiger like me! But she didn't name hers Hobbes. It's a real missed opportunity there. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas morning at Fort Awesome

It all happened so fast, I can barely remember it. There were presents and wrapping paper and a note from Santa and all the sudden the room was filled with toys ...

Well, look for yourself at how it started. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I've got a train to watch under the tree, and Emma has a comfy pillow. So why is Pop the one having the most fun?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas party, part 2

Another weekend, another family Christmas feast. I had wanted to show you the great food we had at Aunt Rose's house, but my soup seems to have disappeared...

But Lexi and Emma had a blast with Aunt Jul. I'm still impressed they found time to color coordinate their outfits for the holiday. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Moment of terror

What do you mean the Eagles could go 11-5 and miss the playoffs? I've been waiting my whole life for a playoff game!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas party, part 1

We went to Aunt Jeanne's annual Christmas party this weekend, and everything was really calm and pretty. So, naturally, Tommy and I and all the other kids ran around like crazy. It was a blast!

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Nobody ever expects the sideways smile. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Trimming the tree

Almost finished...

OK, the tree is all set. So now is it Christmas yet?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Always clean your babies properly

Wash with like colors, dry on the delicate setting. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dad's birthday

Dad has been saying for weeks that all he wanted for his birthday was to eat me for dinner. And today was his birthday, and ...

He's really taking this joke too far. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Learning from the cousins

You know what the best part about an older cousin is? She already knows how to read!