Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

My intent was to do a photo collage of some blog highlights of 2009.  But DH just installed Photoshop Elements and I guess I can't expect to go in and create a photo collage (or mosaic, or whatever it's called) on my first try, LOL.  I've used another photoshop program until now, so I guess I've got some learning ahead of me.  We did buy a book yesterday, so I guess I'll hit the books, LOL.

In the meantime, I'd first like to share with you some pictures from Christmas.   My favorite part was when my granddaughter London (4 months old today) met her cousin Hunter (age 9 months) at our house on Christmas Day.

Here is London, glimpsing Hunter for the first time  Both babies seemed to tune everyone else out.

 Hunter began leaning over and reaching for London; at this point, London didn't know what to think.

 But here they make eye contact and London smiles at Hunter.

London began fidgeting and wanting to MOVE as well, presumably closer to Hunter.

Together!  Hunter, being the mature older man, LOL, knows how to give a kiss, and he spit out his binky and planted one on London's cheek.  Then in a move that surprised all of us, the two of them leaned over and touched foreheads and just held that position for several seconds.  It was so cute!

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Later, London "opened" her presents.  Here's how THAT went down  (with complete unbiased narrative from moi, her loving Grammy).

London is thinking, "Hmmm... a present for me..."

 "Hey, maybe I can reach and open this if Mom will let me."

 "This is easy!  I AM BABY!"

"Hey, I'm really getting into this!"  I hope she doesn't stop me!"

"She HAD to stop me.  She HAD to do it herself!  And what does she get?  A paper cut!  Now who's the smart one here, eh?"

I'd like to wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year's.  2009 was a very trying year for many of us, but the way I see it, things can only get better.   I hope your 2010 is filled with lots of love, good health, and happiness.




  1. Happy New Year to you and yours Cathy. The babies are so cute. I miss having a small one to hug and play with. Do you smock? Lots of cute patterns out there or do you need another thing to learn to do.
    Are you thinking of going to Omaha this summer. I said I wasn't going back but being downtown mnakes it a little more enticing and I would not take 3 classes in 3 days. Break it up a bit and do some sightseeing. 3 days classes wore me out last year.



  2. Happy New Year to your and your family Cathy. All the best in 2010. Looks like you had a great time with the babes! Hugs.

  3. Hello Cathy, Happy New Year to you and your family and friends. London and Hunter are such sweeties. They are adorable and I am sure you all had a very lovely time with them at Christmas.

    I am looking forward to trying some new things to like Mosaics and such. Heaven know if I will ever figure it out either. vbg Hugs Judy

  4. Happy New Year Cathy!

    What FUN!! Babies meeting babies is such a riot - like they are so surprised that there is another little person in the world!

    May your new year be totally blessed!

    Smiles, Cathy

  5. Cute, cute babies! Next Christmas they'll be running around together opening everyone's packages!

  6. In that last photo (papercut), the baby DOES look like she's saying, "Well, that's what happens when someone takes over!"

    Cute photo-story. Babies really are a miracle.

  7. OMG, Cathy, London is adorable and precious!!!!! Can I borrow her? I promise I'll give her back before she hits her teens...



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