Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hope's Christmas Wrap-Up

I thought I'd share some photos from Christmas with Hope (sounds like a Lifetime movie) to start the New Year.


at uncle john's house in brooklyn on christmas eve


doing a move she calls 'ninja barbie'


her favorite doll from aunt lauren


just plain joyful


working hard to open the gift she got for the cats


a little exhausted


 Isadora likes her gift

Siren celebrated his 10th birthday on christmas day


Happy New Year everybody!!

28 comments:

DJan said...

Hope is growing up so fast it's a bit scary! Thank you for sharing her with me for Christmas, Dianne. That is a really cool cat toy she got for them... :-)

Jeff B said...

To say she had a good Christmas would be an understatement. Love all the smiles and the pic of her zoinked out on the chair is perfect.

Daryl E said...

happy new year .. xxoxoxoox

Jay Simser said...

A perfect way to start a Hopeful New Year. Hugs to all of you. Stay warm and safe this winter. j

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Love the pictures--Such a Happy Animated and Beautiful HOPE! And I especially love the picture of HOPE in that adorable little Pink Chair!
I think she has grown so much in such a very short time---so mature and yet still such a delightfully dear little girl....Sebding Hugs to sweet dear HOPE and to you, too, my dear Dianne....!

Hope is the "apple" of everyone's eye....And why wouldn't she be?

ellen abbott said...

that child is just beautiful inside and out.

Ron said...

OMG...I love all these photos, but the one of Hope in her Christmas dress is beyond precious!

LOVE how she 'works' that dress!

You GO, girl!

And I'm also lovin' Isadora's cat chair!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND THE GANG!

X ya!

Akelamalu said...

She's a little star!

Happy New Year to you and your family Dianne. x

Mike said...

"Christmas with Hope" now showing at your local theaters.

Sylvia K said...

How can she grow SO fast!!!! But beautiful she is and will be and, of course, I love your photos! They bring back sweet memories of mine when they were her age!! They still looked that good to me when I saw them over the holidays and what a great holiday it was!! May you both have a wonderful new year!! The kitties are beautiful, too!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Happy Elf Mom said...

What IS that thing? It looks very modern. Like IKEA for cats.

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the shot of Hope asleep in the chair. Looks like she had lots of fun. So where's the shot of you asleep in the chair too! :D

Happy New Year!!

Reb said...

She is such a doll! Happy New Year to you & yours!

Kay L. Davies said...

Another vote for the photo of Hope zonked out in the chair!
And the cats' gift is gorgeous.
Happy 2013 to you and yours.
K

HermanTurnip said...

"doing a move she calls 'ninja barbie'"

Heh...that's awesome! Our Tyler does something similar, only it's a "jump like Iron Man".

Gina Duarte said...

Love these shots. Hope looks like a beautiful young goddes in that royal blue robe. And happy birthday to Siren. She doesn't look a day over 6! ;-)

Linda Reeder said...

Hope makes such good subject matter for your camera. We all love sharing her with you.

Jeni said...

Loved all the pics of Hope but especially the one of her curled up -or trying to do that anyway -in her little chair. Appropriate that she's the granddaughter of an avowed cat lover, don't you think? I see that as her own emulation of cat behavior. Hope the New Year is kind to you and thankfully, there's always Hope!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year to all at your house! Lovely Christmas with Hope!

Linda said...

Hope-full Christmases are the best!

Hmmm, I wonder if Tesla would like a gift like Isadora's? It looks kinda comfy!

Happy birthday to Siren! A couple days late but I'm sure Siren won't mind too much ... right??

Rambling Woods said...

It looks like a perfect Christmas... hugs..

Granny Annie said...

Hope springs eternal!

Hilary said...

I suspect that Hope likes Siren's gift as much as the felines do. That looks like fun!

What a little sweetie, Hope is. Christmas is alive and living in her beautiful eyes. Happy Birthday to Siren and Happy New Year to all!

caregiver/Gin said...

A beautiful reindeer girl, Dianne! Happy New Year to you and Hope. Gin

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like the cats and Hope had a great Christmas! All the best in 2013, Dianne!

CrystalChick said...

Happy New Year, Dianne.
Terrific photos! Looks like Hope had much fun.
Happy birthday, Siren.

Kat said...

Ninja Barbie! HAHA! I love that. :)
And my goodness, what beautiful little ones!
Hope your holidays were merry!

Haddock said...

She looks real happy.
Nice candid pictures.