Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas with a Cousin

I'm so glad I was able to spend some time over the holiday with my "West Texas Giese" cousin, Isabela! We laughed and played, and opened presents together - just being the Sillies that we are!

Here we are with Daddy, in front of Aunt Becky's wonderful, candy-themed Christmas tree!
At some moments, we were all grins for the camera...
Other times, we put on our best pout!
Isabela received crayons and color books, and Uncle Monroe convinced her to share with me.
Opening a pots and pan set - perfect for our gourmet kitchens!
I can't wait for Christmas with my cousin next year!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Card Outtakes

Sometimes, I'm just not feelin' it...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Decking the Halls - at Mims and Pops!

There's always lots of Christmas festiveness going on at Mims and Pops' house! They waited to buy their big Christmas tree, just so I could help decorate!

For the most part, I chose to adorn the lower branches...
..But sometimes, Mims needed my help picking a perfect spot up high
I brought my handmade, dough ornament all the way from Brazil!
And, some of the others look good enough to eat!
When I'd had my share of ornament-hanging, I took to my other favorite creative outlet: glitter pens!!
The house is almost ready for one Jolly 'ol Saint Nick!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Summertime in November

This weekend, we drove to Pirenopolis - a small, historic town, for some fun in the sun.
We stayed at a really great place that had a wonderful swimming pool..
...monkeys to feed (can you see him?)
...and cozy, canopied beds.
They even had a sweet kitten for me to pet!
Oh yeah, we ate some yummy ice cream, and frozen açaí, too!
By the way, have I told you I'm going to be a Big Sister? That's my baby sister in Mommy's belly (I don't think Mommy was ready for this picture!) I can't wait for the baby to arrive in April!
Saturday, we went on an off-road excursion to this Cachoeira - it was beautiful!
I had a great time, and am ready to go back!