December 2005 -- V

Garrett gives Jaana the special ornament he painted for her. (He is the "big honorated brother", according to Ursula.)

Astrid considers opening her present.

Ursula's play blanket shows her house and yard. Most of the people are down at the pond.

Astrid is excited about a new Tiggy Tiger.

Ursula and Garrett enjoy new play-dough toys.

Garrett and Ursula make special picture frames.

Pat (Preston's grandmother) helps Ursula put together her gingerbread house.

Ursula adds some decorations to the roof.

Ursula shows off her beautiful house!

Jaana learns to smile! (Apparently, it is a rite of passage in our house to learn to smile while Astrid is at the hospital. Ursula did the same thing.)