Thursday, December 25, 2008

Boxing Day?

Ben got some boxing gloves for Christmas. My only hope is that he doesn't use his sister as a punching bag.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


These icicles are hanging from the roof outside my living room window, formed after the snowstorm a couple of days ago. The ice is so bad that we have ice dams on the roof and water is seeping in the house. We had to open up a hallway wall because it was coming in over a window and dripping down on to the carpet, drenching everything. The front stairs had a 3" layer of ice that we had to chip off so no one would slip and fall. It's too early in the season for this!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sliding Fun

We have a great yard for the kids to play in, but unfortunately we lack a hill for sledding.  No worries though!  We have deck stairs!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let it Snow

We had a big snowfall yesterday, and it hasn't stopped yet.  There's about 1 foot of snow on the ground and the kids have been outside playing and shoveling.  It's absolutely beautiful and more is forecast for tomorrow.  We'll definitely have a white Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

Tree decorating

My husband assembled Ben's gingerbread tree, Ben decorated it. We decided to forgo the usual houses this year and try some new shapes. My sister took all the photos, view her photo stream here:

Chocolate-kissed choo choo

Chocolate-kissed choo choo

Here's Abby's gingerbread creation. I assembled this one for her, she decorated it.

You must be really proud of him, Robin

You must be really proud of him, Robin

My sister took this photo today while we were making gingerbread houses with some friends. I know, it has absolutely nothing to do with gingerbread, but it is just a great photo. My daughter had made this paper chain to decorate the house for Christmas, but the only thing it was used for was decorating my husband.

View the original here:

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Christmas Card

Here's one of the cards I considered sending, but instead saved it for this blog. E-mail me your address if you want the real one.  We set up the Christmas tree this week.  Well, mostly the kids did.  I took pictures and laughed a lot.  We went through 3 tree toppers before we found one that fit (at the store).  Either the tree was too tall, or the branch too fat to fit what we had already, so I had to go buy a new one. 

When we went to buy the tree Ben feel asleep in the car so just Sonny stayed with him and Abby and I had the job of picking out the tree.  I let Abby decide which we should get, and I think she did a great job!  Now we just have to wrap the presents and send out our cards.