Monday, December 6, 2010

Orphaned Photos, Part Twelve.

We went to a wedding a few weeks ago, and Ali had a blast on the dance floor – especially when Daddy joined her:IMG_0883

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Ali, AJ, and Tessa feeding Ducks at Aldridge Gardens…

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A couple of months ago, Ali and I Mod-Podged letters (like the frames I made) for hers and Noah’s doors.

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She and Chris hung them the other day:

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And although she likes them, it bugs her quite terribly that we don’t have “Mommy and Daddy” on our bedroom door.

Oh, the unfairness.

On that same day, we finished putting the turtles on Noah’s walls. She absolutely loved doing that:

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I’ll really try to get some “finished” shots of his room soon. As soon as it qualifies as finished.

Ali has been loving the Christmas lights, of course. And I love that in the South we can (sometimes – not today), sit outside, at night, with bare legs, in the glow of Christmas lights.

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Gotta love our weather.

And, this year we went back to a fake tree. I can’t really blame Chris – after all, we’re going to be a bit busy this month, and he doesn’t have time to give love, attention, and daily Miracle-Gro to a real tree like he usually does.

But Ali didn’t mind – she loved putting the branches on:

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AND playing in the box.

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She helped Chris string the lights,

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And then, as tradition always dictates, her Godmother, Amanda came over and helped us decorate.

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After all that hard work, Ali was one VERY tired little girl, which oddly gave her that aloof-SuperModel look…IMG_1815

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…at least now we know how they achieve that zoned-out-aura.

6 comments:

Marty said...

aw, such cute pictures!

This Is The Day said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE that black and red shiny outfit. So cute!

I think K has the same shoes as Ali was wearing in the wedding pictures. :)

I am so glad you put up the link to the frames b/c I was going to ask you for it. I am in charge of crafts for our ladies' grouup at church and was thinking that would be a good one.

Kitty Engle said...

Thanks. I needed a good cry today. I miss all of you so much and not being able to share Christmas day has made me that much more depressed. Sorry for the downer. If the pictures were not so great I would not be remembering the great times. I don't think I like being a responsible adult.

Giann said...

I love the labeling of the doors!! and the turtles!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the family shot! And Ali looks so precious!

jennifer said...

We have been using a fake tree for a long time now - the SAME one for over 15 years. My mother is giving me her 9 foot tree next year and the kids protested because "This is the tree that we have always used, Mom!"

Wah wah wah :)

Love all the orphaned photos! This is a great idea for a blog post and I may copy you.