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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Grand Times in RI

Our Christmas family visits typically come before or after the holiday largely because of scheduling and distance. This first 2013 road trip has included stops in PA and RI, which is where theRI tree 
grandkids live. And, of course, our visit would not be complete without the delivery of holiday gifts from family members in PA, Tia Coleen and Tio Paulo and of course, Grandpa and Grandma. The RI tree and home-made gingerbread house were there for us to enjoy cause you MUST put gifts under a tree.

Our visit started with a full day of babysitting Ellie; big brother Bobby was back in school on the day we visited. There was nap time with Grandpa . . .

Ellie facesnap time

Later in the day, we watched Bobby at his karate class. He's very proud of his recently awarded white belt.

karate class

That pink and purple bicycle shown in the Santa's (Extra) Sleigh post found it's way to the intended recipient, granddaughter Ellie, who hasn't quite yet mastered the concept of pushing pedals . . .

Ellie bike

MORE gift opening came after dinner was done and jammies put on — like many kids, Ellie and Bobby are pros at this annual event . . .

gift openingbobby giftsellie gifts

Before bedtime, there was time for family photos with dad Roberto, Grandpa, and mom Shannon.

family picsSomehow, I missed a lot of "photo ops" (hazards of being the photographer). But, we still have a couple of visit days left in New England before heading to the next stop, NJ, so maybe this weekend will be MY chance (?).

12 comments:

Sandra said...

the napping shot is priceless, love all the Christmas present photos to and that little bike is perfect for your little doll baby

Anvilcloud said...

A grand collection of happy photos.

Karen said...

You got some great pics! I enjoyed visiting you today.

Maple Lane said...

What sweet photos and treasured memories.

grammie g said...

HI B...Oh my I miss having little ones around at Christmas...now that Zack is 11 it is not the same !!
Delightful smiling little faces they both are so cute!!
I imaging Grenville must love you taking his picture while sleeping! haha..they are very special one though!!
Grace

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh goodness! I just to hug that little Ellie and have Bobby show me how to do some of those moves! The cutest pic is, however, Grandpa sleeping!!!...:)JP

L. D. Burgus said...

What fun to be with family and the grandkids are so sweet.

Daisy said...

That does look like grand fun! Such great pictures. They look so sweet.

Lois Evensen said...

How precious! What a great trip. The kids are growing so fast!

possum said...

Did you forget that "Thou shalt not spoil rule?"
Oh, that wasn't you....
OK, then, carry on!

Montanagirl said...

And fun was had by all! What a lovely family.

Elaine said...

Lovely set of photos! You obviously had a wonderful visit. Lucky Ellie, getting to nap with Grandpa!

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