Monday, December 29, 2008

December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad (on the 27th)!  Thanks for covering your cake before you blew out the candles!  Unfortunately we couldn't fit the correct amount of candles on the cake because it was too small!

If you look closely you will see 3 elk at the top of the ridge!

The kids are enjoying playing music!

Chicka, sporting her new hat.  Her eyes are very light sensitive and the camera flash hurts them.  She has learned that if we tell her no light, she won't cover her eyes anymore!

MissE and Chicka enjoying breakfast at the bar that now has stools!

The marshmallow war is on!  We are having WAY too much fun with the guns that we built.  Let me know if you would like directions to make yours!

Friday, December 26, 2008

December 26, 2008

Chicka had to go "aside" for a bit today (at her request, after she put her boots on!).  And yes, it is snowing again!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

A spectacular end of Jesus' birthday day!

Having way too much fun!

Chicka really likes her Tinkerbell DVD.

Even the four legged dogs are enjoying napping in front of the fire.

MissE eating oranges in her new jammies.

Tuckered out Mom in Chicka's bed?????

The required tangerine from the stocking

I am very happy to have my own tool set to keep in the house!

Cartoons in Mandarin!  Yeah!

Our Christmas tree this year!  Due to bad weather and Dad having to work an extraordinary amount of hours, this was the best we could do!  Somehow, it wasn't too bad!

Someone isn't very happy!

Thanks, IBoy!  A glass teacup for the expanding tea balls!  Yes!

Dad gets to throw his old holy slippers out!

Snowman Hunt

Dad found this one on Christmas Day!

It took everyone awhile to find him this time - I hid him in the garland above the french doors in the dining room.

MissE did a tricky hide - I found him only by looking in the guest bathroom mirror!

MissE hid him on the Christmas quilt, on the snowman on the lower left hand corner.  It hangs in the main entry hall.


I hid him on the sliding door between the kitchen and entry hall.

MissE hid him behind the fingernail polish in the kitchen.


IBoy hid him in one of my roosters above the kitchen cupboards.


This is the snowman.  He elusively hides all over the house and it is like a game of tag.  The person who finds it, has to rehide him for others to find.  He has been found in some pretty interesting places.  Some took about a week to find!

Monday, December 22, 2008

December 22, 2008 - Happy 3rd Birthday, Chicka!

Chicka is now 3 for real!

Happy Birthday, sweet daughter!

Notice that it had to be a Dora cake and chocolate!

Chillin' in her new beanbag chair, watching . . . . you guessed it - a new Mandarin Dora movie!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

December 2008

December 2008 - Gingerbread Houses

    Lucy's final product - it even made it home without Dessie sampling it!

December 2008

  Some friends came up for a day of gingerbread house making.  It was interesting to see how each person individualized their house.

  Chicka's "tandy" house.  She thought it was a better idea to make the door come open and fill her house with accessible tandy!