Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Missing Home

This is going to be a tough Holiday season for me. Peter just emailed me a bunch of photos of the old homestead! I am so glad that the lights are shinning brightly. Look at the snow! I hope that Peter, Katheryn and the kids can spend a lot of time in front of the fireplace and little time shoveling the snow. I know that Mom and Dad would have loved to have seen the house so well lit on dark, snowy lights.
Check out the rainbow sticker I put in my bedroom window (second floor, left-hand window) in elementary school in the 1970s! It's still there.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Is there a Doctor in the House?

Joe was alone in the playroom being very quiet (usually a bad sign). When we looked around the corner to check on him we saw him administering a number of shots to his cookie jar. When he was done, he moved on to his next patient, Teddy. I wonder if he is checking Teddy's heart and mentioning that according to the heart association kids and bears who have had open-heart surgery no longer need to take antibiotics before visiting the dentist. The news arrived just in time for our semi-annual dental visit next week.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

MSU Children's Preparatory Choir

Some prep. choir members with director Ms. Mills (seated in center) and MSU Children's Choir director Mrs. Stollack.

Emma with her sitters Liz & Krista

Emma had her first concert this afternoon. The prep. choir sang 3 songs: "We'll Dress the House;" "O Chanukah;" and "On Christmas Night. The CMS Singers and the MSU Children's Choir also performed. All the kids sang well. Emma really enjoyed singing in front of a big crowd. Parents are not allowed to take photos during the performance so I shot a couple before and after the show.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Teddy Bear Tea

More sugar, please.

"I would like a kitten. So would Joe."

Emma & Molly...stunned by so much Holiday cheer

Stop crowding me, Mom!

On Sunday Emma and I brought Stacy & Molly to the annual Teddy Bear Tea to benefit the MSU Children's choir. This year it was at the Lansing Country Club (a first time for me!). There were treats, crafts, a meet-and-greet with Santa, and entertainment by the MSU Children's choir. Emma is looking forward to performing at her concert this Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Life with Anthony

Here's a recent article from Parenting magazine that examines the realities of the first 18 months raising a child with an extra chromosome. It reminded me of our first year with Joe. Click here to read it.

Still Working on the Holiday Photo.....