Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

As you can imagine, there was much Christmas excitement when the Fourticq and Laffitte cousins got together this afternoon! Here are a few scenes, including one of Coco modeling the remains of her (and everyone else's?) surprise ball!...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Jack wanted to make Christmas cookies - and since the Laffitte kitchen is still in remodel-mode, he needed to do it at my house. He had quite an agenda: making cookies, buying Christmas presents for his mommy and daddy (and, as it turns out, sister and cousins as well), having his special hot cocoa ritual; going to Chuckee Cheese, visiting the aquarium... We managed it all but Chuckee Cheese - we were just too busy!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Family Christmas Party at the Fourticq's

Today was the Family Christmas Party at the Fourticq's. The kids were adorable, all dressed up in their holiday finery! (That is - I'm assuming Trey was adorable - I never did find him! When I asked I was told "he's running around somewhere with his friends" and "Oh, he's upstairs wreaking havoc - last I knew he and six other boys were jumping on all the beds!" and "I think he's out in the room where the dogs are locked up!") Such excitement! Alex was NOT happy with Santa this time around, so Santa compromised (I think he has had experience with such things!) and let the family sit in his chair, and he stood behind. Great way for a No-Tears visit - and picture!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa comes to Wilshire!

Santa made a visit to Wilshire, so Erin invited me along... It was a great Family Christmas Party, with puppet shows and magic, carolers, face-painting, balloons, tree lighting - and of course (Alex's favorite): food! She still has the attention span of a gnat, but the child is intrepid - no temerity there! She participates in everything (even if for only ten seconds at a time) while Jack is much more "the observer." Great good fun was had by all!