Monday, January 12, 2009

This is a Water-Free Post!

I will post more pictures of the recent flood at a later date. For now, let's forget about it and show a few shots of what we did while we were evacuated (just for you Auntie Avy!). My dad, mom and two youngest brothers had just arrived home from Brazil the day before we got to their house. They were tired, tanned and trying hard to get back on schedule in our time zone. We made all but the "tanned" category harder. It was a much needed distraction to hear all about their time with the Binottis and down in "Floripa" at the beach house and the Bible conference. Also, they quite generously brought us all very cute clothing from Brazil.

In addition to Brazilian gifts, the kids got belated Christmas presents. Ezra was quite excited to have a moving, noise making front end loader/back hoe and two books with an electronic "pen" that reads the stories to him (I am excited about this gift too!!!!). And Grandpa and Grandma decided that no little girl should go through life without her own pony--so, Miss Caroline is now the owner of a rocking, talking super darling little pony. True to form, she is terrified of it and Ezra loves it. She's getting used to it.

Here are some pictures of the clothing, gifts and our time at Grandpa Tractor and Grandma Harbor's house.

It fits, mom :)
A little tackling/wrestling session while we were modeling our new clothes.

This little outfit, complete with headband is stinkin' cute!

Ezra's clothes are a little big, but will be perfect someday soon :) Grandma bravely bought them from a Portuguese speaking clerk while shopping all by herself.

More goofing off while we tried things on--don't worry, we got the headband off her neck before any strangulation occurred.

Our little cowgirl on her pony.

Playing a concert at Grandpa and Grandma's

Ezra and Ha-ha George borrowing Grandma's laptop.
Caroline was in love with "Bett" the whole time we were there. This photo fails to capture the possessive little pout she had on the whole time she nestled in to his lap. She would have let him hold her ALL day most days.

After we returned home Ezra made use of his new gift AND his sister's.
P.S. We had a new cousin born yesterday, but we don't want to ruin the surprise before her own mommy blogs about her : )


The Chatty Housewife said...

I LOVE those cow girl photos..... priceless, perfect!

NaomiG said...

Fun batch of pics, of course, with kids, they always are! Love the pony ones... my girls would be very jealous. :-) Cute!

Mike, Alice, and Hank the DOG said...

Thanks, Brooke, you made a great start to my day....but, oh how I would love to hug and hold them! I will just look at the photos several times a day I am sure. I was excited too, to hear of the new niece I have! I am anxiously awaiting a picture of her!

Erlandson Family said...

hey brooke,
just happened upon your blog... you're kids are very cute.. our j. is soon to be getting a pony too... great to see pix of your family..

Mike, Alice, and Hank the DOG said...

Visited your pictures again and had to chuckle - the kids are so cute!

Anonymous said...

oh my, cute cute pics, love her little scarf!!!!! :) Love, Cathy :)