Monday, December 31, 2007


Christmas was really fun and relaxing this year. We enjoyed the music, the decorations, and time with family and friends. The kids got to do some of their own Christmas shopping and had fun choosing different presents for people. They went with the idea.."when in doubt give silly string. EVERYBODY loves silly string!" Emily and Erik have decided to take up ice-skating together. I can post some of their early learning video soon. They are doing a great job and have gone together many times. Ryan is still busy building all the Lego sets he received this year and Andrew is riding around on his motorcycle...the ONE bad thing about a white Christmas is it is hard to ride your Christmas presents indoors all the time.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ryan is NINE!!!

Things are always pretty busy in Decemeber. We always start off the month with Ryan's party. I have discovered how great it is to have the party somewhere OTHER than my house. Ryan thought that it would be fun to have a swim party in December with an "Underwater" theme. Mom (grandma Ginger)always does a great job of cordinating the cake with the theme. Well..lucky for us I work at the YMCA and they have a great pool/waterslide and a fun teen center to play in too. This party was so much fun..and so easy! The swimming was excellent and so was the teen center. Ryan really enjoyed being with his close friends. One highlight was when he discovered that his friend had wrapped a box inside a box inside a box...and in the end he found Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga for the Wii. Another big hit was the "explosives." (a 2 liter bottle of Coke and Mentos...too funny)

Sunday, December 9, 2007


We had just finished watching a Christmas movie and Erik looks and me and asks, "Three kids, what should we do to entertain them?" We all decided sledding would be a fun option. So, we bundled up and walked across the street to the park (which has a great sledding hill) and we had a blast! The snow was perfect. As the kids walked up the hill, Erik threw snowballs at them and they shielded themselves with their sleds... hehehe gotta keep them on their toes. Let's face it better at them than at me! Andrew really enjoyed it this year...I think last year he viewed sledding as a form of cruel punishment. As soon as our toes started to feel slightly frozen we went home to a warm mug of hot chocolate.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

My Dancer

This is Emily's third year of dance. She just had her Holiday Dance Show. The show was really fun. Her dance studio is so great...completely non-stress. I also think she likes the costumes. I cannot remember what songs they danced to, (oh yeah one was Rocket Christmas and another one was something about emailing Santa..don't worry I ordered the DVD) but I do know in the middle of one routine they broke into a Jingle Bell song for a little bonus. I don't know what my problem is, but everytime I go to these dance shows I get a bit weepy. Proud mom moment I guess. FYI mine is the shorter pink girl.