Friday, January 22, 2010

Hell on Wheels

Noah and Lily both got bikes from their Grandma and Grandpa 'O' for Christmas....Noah is drawn to anything with wheels and steering capacity. He is in love with his bike and, we are certain, he will be a bmx-er by summer. This was his first day outside with the bike...he was already trying to stand up on the seat while holding the handlebars...x-games here I come!

His Mimi and Boppa got him this very tight Hummer for Christmas....it is the next frontier. He knows already how to drive it, but is unable to steer...this is a little bit concerning. He managed to surf it right into the snow.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

We Think He Might be Genius...

Noah discovered a new passion over the Christmas season...stacking blocks. We watched him stack blocks for up to an hour at a time. Now the kid can't speak a clear understandable word, but he can stack blocks.....and trucks.
This one was 12 blocks high...yah that's right...12. Note the tough looking bangle on his stacking arm. If you're going to do something right it ought to be done with an artistic flair. Also note the stack of trucks to the right of his tower.

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Birthday Party for Jesus




We're still celebrating Christmas around here! I just wanted to put up some pictures from the Birthday Party for Jesus that our dear friend Carol hosted for us! She went all out designing these adorable gingerbread manger scenes...complete with baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph and a few camels to boot! The kids had a blast decorating the mangers (and mostly eating the skittles!). A wonderful way to teach them the real reason for our Christmas celebrations....thanks Carol!
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's Been a Long December....

December has come and gone! I can't believe it's been so long since I posted anything on the blog. We had so many reasons to put things up! I am sure you will never read my blog again! Anyway...where to begin? We kicked off the Christmas season with the annual tree hunt up Bridger Canyon. It was fun to take the kids this year. We tugged them around in sleds and looked for the perfect tree. When they got too tired (about 15 minutes later...) we headed back to the truck where I fed the kids snacks and Dan hunted down the most beautiful 14+ foot tree we have ever had! As you can see it dwarfed the truck...they always look smaller before you load them into the truck!

We stuffed that tree in through one of our doors and it literally took up the whole living room! So....we decided to invite our small group over to decorate it...many hands make light work. You can see that the ladder next to the tree only reached about half way up. Thank goodness we had James' height to reach high up to the top of the tree.
After our tree was up we headed off to Boise for a week to celebrate with family there.

After the tree was up and the house somewhat decorated, we headed to Boise to celebrate with Dan's family. I loaded up the kids and took them there myself! It was amazing how well they behaved and we made the fastest time to Boise ever! We had a fun visit with the cousins and Dan's folks. The kids just love to be with their cousins! The highlight of the trip was our Christmas dinner party where the kids got to open their gifts. Lily recieved four new princess dresses and was changed in and out of each one within 4 minutes! So cute to see her reaction to the beautiful new dresses!
Upon arriving home it was time for our annual cookie exchange. This event is growing in popularity and the cookies presented this year were the best ever! Our table was beautiful! What a wonderful time of fellowship with an awesome group of women!
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