Friday, January 09, 2009

More Christmas??

In case you haven't had enough of our Christmas photos Brad put together a cool montage... so check out the video.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Brad made a little video of our Christmas vacation fun:

The day we went sledding Elise acutally got frost nip. The apples of her cheeks were white, so we sent her to the car. By the time I ran back to take a picture she had already defrosted a little but you can still see the remnants. It was strange as none us felt cold and Elise didn't even notice.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy 2009

Ethan and Abby loved getting ready for our New Year's Eve Party. The little ones were a great help making the decorations, putting toothpicks in appetizers, mixing punch etc.
They were SO excited for everyone to come!

At one point we had 24 people, but by midnight only 14 were left standing to bring in the new year.
Ethan was barely standing... he fell asleep around 10:30 and had to be awakened just before midnight so he wouldn't miss out on the big event, although he was too tired to really enjoy it anyway.



Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas- Part Deux

Thanks to record snowfalls of 25" of snow in 24 hours in Coeur D'Alene and Spokane followed by repeated dumps of snow on the area, my mom and Karl were unable to make it down for Christmas.
They sent their presents for the kids GUARANTEED delivery before Christmas, but not even UPS could beat mother nature.
As a result the kids got Christmas- Part Deux, the day after Christmas and it was exciting to be able to open presents... again!!
Everyone made out great with a new pair of skates and clothes.
It is impossible to get skates here, so this was a real treat! Thank you!!
I also wanted to post this picture of the Tech Deck skate park Ethan built for Elise a week and a half before Christmas. He wanted to give it to her for Christmas, but couldn't wait and gave it to her right away. He spent SO much time on it, and I thought it was so thoughtful as it wasn't for himself at all since he didn't have any skateboards of his own to play on it. It was also cute how excited he was that he couldn't wait to give it to her. :-)
It works pretty good too, and they've had a great time playing with it.