Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Pics

Happy New Year everybody

We spent Christmas Eve in the MotherLand of Brooklyn, at my brother John's house. Christmas morn was at home.

The tree my brother ordered never arrived so he decorated the vacuum cleaner.

He and Hope have fun together

My niece Caitlin met Athena for the first time.

Hope enjoys dessert

She was a bit surprised that her minion speaks

A pop up book of super heroes. Hope continues to love books.

We watched 'A Christmas Story' so many times that Hope finally said ' is there a football game on?'

Athena is 3 months old and pretty much oblivious to the fuss. Hope enjoyed opening Athena's gifts for her.

Hope got a new 'cartoon/football watching' chair.

Have a safe and happy new year. I wish you all good things.


Ron said...

"The tree my brother ordered never arrived so he decorated the vacuum cleaner."

Bwhahhahahahaha! OMG Dianne, that's PRICLELESS! And I have to say, I think it's a better idea than a tree!

Super photos! Especially the ones of Hope and precious Athena!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear lady!

Much X to you, Hope, Athena, Siren, and Isadora!


Sylvia K said...

Love the "Christmas tree"!!! But I really love your Christmas pics!! Looks like a fun day for all. Wishing you a wonderful and very Happy New Year, Dianne!! Hugs to you and Hope!!


Mike said...

Hope will be putting that chair to good use in the coming days.

Kay L. Davies said...

I've never before heard of anyone decorating a vacuum cleaner: an idea that will be sure to catch on in other treeless households, I'm sure.
Wishing you and all of yours a happy New Year's Eve and much joy in the coming year.
Luv, K

ds said...

Love love the decorated vacuum cleaner!! Looks like a marvelous Christmas was had by all. Hope and Athena are beautiful.
All good things to you in 2014. Happy New Year!

Linda Reeder said...

I love that Hope finally asked for a football game on TV. And her new football watching chair is pretty cool.
It looks like you had fun with your family!

Hilary said...

I love your brother's sense of whimsy and your niece's look of love for her little cousin. Hope, as always, is delightful and her sister is following in her sweet footsteps.

I wish you a wonderful 2014, you beautiful lady.

Hugs and Happy New Year.

Betty said...

I enjoyed your photos, and loved the vacuum tree! Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope 2014 is a great year for you all.

DJan said...

I laughed out loud at the decorated vacuum cleaner. And of course all the pictures of Hope were a great present for me! :-)

Rambling Woods said...

Lol...loved this post..... Happy New Year.....many hugs

ellen abbott said...

And to you Dianne. Happy New Year!

Granny Annie said...

Are you sure Hope was spoiled enough? I think I will decorate my vacuum cleaner next year and not even try to get a tree. Talk about a great conversation piece.

Happy New Year Dianne!

Oman said...

Have a happy new year from my country, the Philippines, to yours. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year! Christmas looks wonderful. Your brother has the right idea...no stressing out over the little stuff. And make it funny while you're not stressing. Hugs to both your girls.

HermanTurnip said...

Heh...it doesn't feel like the holidays without a viewing of A Christmas Story. :-)

Rob K said...

Hey, Dianne, Happy New Year! I love these photos! They really show what Christmas is about.

So you're from Brooklyn?!? I was born and raised in Bay Ridge so it's nice to hear from fellow Brooklynites.

Take care!

Akelamalu said...

LOL Love the decorated hoover!

Happy New Year to you m'deario!

nitebyrd said...

Your brother is a genius! That's too funny!

Looks like y'all had a great Christmas. I'm lovin' that chair of Hope's!

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Grayquill said...

WOW - Hope is getting way to big or is that old? She's still as cute as ever. Happy New Year

Gin G said...

Hope and the baby must be keeping you busy, but we miss you out here in the blogespher...is that a word? Is it spelled correctly? Hope to see you soon Dianne.

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