Thursday, January 24, 2013

Henry and Maggie...the arrival of cuteness

 We were so excited that Brendon and Steph and the babes could come.  You Gramma's know how your heart holds these little ones until you see and hold them again.    Henry is always so fun and funny and we have a great bond with him even though we live so far away.  I am grateful he doesn't forget us in between visits.  Skype is a modern day blessing for Grandparents just for the connection is makes and helps keep.  But I got to grab and hug and kiss these two precious packages!
Handsome Henry

Maggie Sue...sweetest little spirit!  She didn't know us so well, but I was thankful for a quick warming up time.  She just went from a bit quiet and sober (much like her daddy was at this age)  to laughing,  smiling, snuggling...Our pretty blue eyed blond (yes there is hair there under those pretty hair pieces her momma makes for her)

 time for Henry to watch his favorite  MOOVEE - "How to Train your Dragon"
 The cousins got to come over to play and watch movies,  4 -2 going on 3 year olds and 2 - one year olds makes for some good noise and fun..but a good Disney movie helps calm their sweet busy souls!
So does some good Run and Run time in Gramma's yard to use up some energy

 and hang out with Uncle Skyler and Aunt Randi who have more energy than me and Grampa. We are so blessed to have Kennedy and Harley, Warner and Hannah close by and love on them all year round.  Now only if our Colorado Kids had been able to join us.  All Would have been even Better.
Next chapter - Pretend City.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Take it back to ....Thanksgiving Week!

 One of the "perks" of having Furlough days working for the State...being a school Secretary, is that we got the whole Thanksgiving week off.  YAY!!  One of the blessings this year of having the week off, Brendon and Stephanie, Henry and Maggie got to come and spend the whole week with us!!  Brendon knew he would be working at Christmas, and was able to drive the L...O...N...G... drive from Lubbock Texas to see us. 

 It was only the second time being with Maggie in person since she was born, and actually had her First Birthday two days after leaving to go home.  Of course we had to celebrate while they were here.  She mastered that cupcake with all the Prowess of a much more seasoned Holmes Girl.  So...we had many dinners together with the family, played games, hugged, kissed, played with the Grandbabies.  We went to "Pretend City" in Irvine one day, Had a wonderful Thanksgiving Celebration, and took family pictures.  Whew!...busy but fabulous week. 

Love these faces!!

Lots of gooooood Cousin Time!

Uncle Skyler Time
So the next few posts will be more details of our week...cuz.....There's LOTS of Pictures!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Julia!

So it has been way too long....that's for sure.  I want to go back to well...where I left off last summer, but alas, we shall see.  To start I will go most recent.  The birthday of our girl Julia Rebecca Warner Holmes. Yes our girl!  Grant chose well, after I pointed her out of course.

Julia turned 31 on January 6th.  Love her!   She loves shopping for good too! too!  She is the momma of our twins...gotta love her for this double blessing! 

 Hannah and Warner needed to lend their helpful blows!

Grant sang his tuneful rendition of "Happy Birthday" to his fabulous wife
So for her birthday dinner she asked for Chicken Fajitas...granted!  and Strawberry cake...granted as well.  After dinner game playing....granted again!!  Happy  Birthday to our girl!