Sunday, January 11, 2009

tutu time

i ALWAYS look forward to any time that my parents come for a visit. we have never lived near them, so we L.O.V.E whenever they come to see us! it is always so much fun!

tutus and girls

well, this christmas was no different! typically, my mom comes about every 3 or 4 months while my dad comes maybe once a year because he is so busy! so, you can imagine how thrilled we were when both of them came for the holidays!


i wish i had gotten more pictures, but it seems i only get the camera out on the last day right before they leave. i am really bad that way!


if i had gotten my camera out before the last day you would have seen the girls working on art projects with tutu. she is the coolest tutu, ever! whenever she comes she brings the goods! she brought stamps and stamp pads and super cool paper to stamp on. they made bracelets out of beads that you cook in the oven and melt to form butterflies and hearts and flowers! they made a cool stained glass window out of scraps. she gave them watercolors and stencils and woodless colored pencils and their own sketch pads for all of their creations. they have been "artsing" ever since!


if i had thought about it, those are the fun pictures you would have seen! but instead i have only these, which i still love:

tutuman and girls

sister love


i lied! i actually did manage to get a few pictures of tutu playing blokus (a christmas gift from grandma) with the girls on their last night here, but, of course, that is only because it was the last night!! she not only played with them, but taught them how to play!


now we play as a family! if you've never played it's a great game!


mom and dad, we loved having you here and, once again, as mitch says every time, "you never stay long enough!" (i am sooo glad that he feels that way!) we are very excited, however, that it will not be long before we see you again once this baby decides to come! there is always the next trip to look forward to! and we all are looking forward to it (especially me for all of the help you are after i give birth and REALLY NEED the help! can't wait!)

tutus bw 


we love you!


Malia said...

what fun!!! I love the photos that you did catch! especially the top one! Wish I was able to see you too for christmas!!!

Sara said...

I love Blokus! It's so nice to have such great and helpful parents. It sounds like you all really enjoyed your time together. Since we're in TX and far away from family, I love those family visits too!

jessica said...

I love that first really captured a sweet moment.

Darilyn said...

The girls are so lucky to have such a great tutu. What a blessing to you and them.

tutu lady said...

We had a wonderful time. Thanks, cuz, we love you too. see you so soon.

Melissa-Mc said...

I'm so glad you all had a wonderful time together. Winter is always so hard for us because neither set of grandparents can drive through the mountain passes so we have to wait until spring.

Bridget said...

How fun! Family for the holidays is the best!

Grace said...

you got some great family pictures to remember the holidays with! It's great that your parents could be there to share it with you!

Danielle said...

I know how ya feel--family visits never seem long enough. I am dreading this time next year when we will be picking up and moving somewhere else, prbably far away from my family.

Ilene said...

What a lovely family. My parents live in Chicago and we never see them enough. I know where you are coming from. Glad you had them for the holidays.