Friday, December 26, 2008

Get to work!!!

She went outside to play and the next thing I know she has been shoveling the sidewalk and driveway. She said that she just knew it needed to be done. For those who have seen our house know what a big job this is and she did it fabulously. It did start snowing again once she was done and in the house drinking a cup of hot chocolate and warming herself by the fire, but we didn't tell her.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


These are just some funny things that I have heard over the last few days...

A conversation between Addason and Jason.

"Hi Addi"
"Hi dada"
"Did you have a good day?"
"What did you do today?"
"I hold Still!!"
He had been jumping on my bed and I told him repeatedly to stop jumping and Please HOLD STILL! Well he listened.

An conversation between Annika and mom while making a cake together...We made a carrot cake with "stuff" added in..
Annika asks... "Mom is that coconut?"
Mom answers...."Yup it is, do you like it? "
"Umm, I don't know it smells good."
"OK well I guess you will have to taste it and see?"
I went to the freezer and got out the nuts..
Annika says... "Oh I like walnuts"
Mom answers.. "I don't and so I am adding Pecans. I love pecans and I don't like Walnuts they taste like pennies to me."
Annika replies.... I don't like pecans.
Mom says.. Have you ever tried them?"
Annika.... "um I don't think so"
I told her that these were the best nuts and so therefore they were the "King Nut".
She then replied to me well mom that makes you the Queen nut!

I overheard Singing the wrong lyrics to many Christmas songs.. here are a few I heard.

(To the tune of drummer boy)
"Do you think what I think, Do you think what I think, " this is sung over and over with no other words.

I saw me kissing Santa Claus underneath the sistertoe last night.

Up on the house top click click click, out comes Mr Santa Claus and he paused. (she does not know the rest).

Monday, December 15, 2008

An Unlikely Friend...

This is "Red" (he was named by Addi). He has a small problem with his neck, it hangs. Addi now loves this unlikely toy. You ask why? So did I!!! He saw it when we were decorating the tree and instantly decided he needed Red to sleep in his room. He was worried about the ribbon around reds neck. (Addi hates stuff around his neck or close to it). We told him that red needed it to help keep his neck up.
When he woke up he brought red with him to my room. When we went to the grocery store he came with us. I think we got this as a white elephant gift one year. We kept it so we could "share the joy of him with others" but now I think he will be part of our family forever...

Chicken anyone??

Clucking kids!!
So on Sunday the girls were doing stuff to entertain themselves and this was one of the things that they came up with. Pretending to be chickens with their T-shirts. Believe it or not Annika really played the part well. Her legs are so long that she actually looked like a bird. It was super funny, of course I needed to capture it on film.

I told them that sometimes chickens need to rest.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

First Snow of 2008!!

This is the first time that it has snowed on the valley floors and not just in the mountains. The kids wanted to go out and play immediately. While it was pretty it was also very, very cold and the wind was blowing alot. We finally gave in and after 30 min of getting dressed these are the results.
I think that Addi needs some new gloves. Not because those are pink but because they wont keep his hands warm for very long.

I liked this picture because of Lizzie.

Lexi is!

OK so here are some highlights from Lexi's birthday. She was able to invite 3 friends only 2 could come. She is 11 and still as sweet as can be.
She is getting ready to blow out the candles.

Quite the sassy attitude!!! Jason found her the hat.

She ran the gauntlet. She was quite against doing it but it is tradition. We have wood floors and so she was clever enough to start off on her back and slide along the ground with her bum to the floor. We fixed that soon enough. Liz is getting in some good licks!!! ( the only time its OK to spank your sister)

She really wanted something called a Webkinz? I guess its an interactive stuffed animal that you can play with on the computer... Never heard of it till now. She got 2 of them. A dog and a cat.

Money from grandma...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Fireplace almost complete!!!!

My man hard at work on the fire place. He did such a fantastic job on the brick. It was hard work.

This is what it looked like before.. PINK uhG!

We are not quite finished. We still need to finish the Mantle and the bookcases and the floor around it. We just wanted you all to see how pretty the slate looks. We love it!!!

Random pictures again...

Had some random pictures on the camera, thought I would share them with you.
Marsh mellow cat was asleep on our floor, he is not aloud to sleep in our room and so Jason took him to sleep with Addi. He was so sound asleep that he didn't wake up when J moved him.

Addi calls these action figures his "dudes". I Keep finding them around the house, this one was just funny so I had to get a picture.

If u haven't slept with your play dough, well u are missing out.

Taking some Christmas shots and this one was the "silly picture"

Liz cleaned Addasons room and put his Woody doll on the window sill. It was funny to walk in and see him just sitting there chilling out. (I also noticed that the window is filthy and the blinds are broken....sorry)

The guys at the Dodgeball tournament. They lost baaaaaaad!