Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This is what I wake up to this morning.
A good 5 inches of snow and it is still coming down.
Darren is so good about blowing out the driveway before he leaves for work. The snow plows had already been through the neighborhood this morning and the end of the driveway was piled high. We would have been stuck for sure.
(Darren is dressed for work and wearing his dress shoes)
A little more realistic view of the snow.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We went from this...
to this in two days' time.
The sun has been shining for the last two days and one would never know that we had a huge snow storm last week. I thought it would snow this morning, but the sun is still out and no new snow.
I finally got around to emptying out my point and shoot.
This was a fairly common sight the week before Christmas.
While teaching Noah how to make his sister's hats, I got busy and made a couple of hats myself. I am working on a couple other hats now.
Bea is wearing one similar to one I made for myself last year.
I made this one to match my winter coat. Annabel makes a great model.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The kids were up at 5am this morning to check out their Santa gifts and stockings. Darren sent them to bed for fighting at 5:15. So we slept in and didn't begin opening presents until 8:30 or so.
Christmas pajamasEvery year the kids make gifts for each other. This year Noah learned to crotchet the week before Christmas. I didn't think he could do it, but he got busy and finished a hat for each of his sisters. I think he did a great job and they both love their new hats.
Beret made by Noah
Bea made Noah brownies. We told him they were for carolling, so he was quite surprised to find them this morning.
Darren seems happy with our new toothbrush.
Bea is happy.
Annabel has been buying Tiger Beat lately and asked for a subscription. I remember I had a Tiger Beat subscription, but I think I was a few years older.
A Joe Jonas pillow has thrilled Annabel.
Winnie was as excited as the kids were to have a new lobster toy.
The kids were very gracious and seem very happy. -- Thank goodness!
Merry Christmas to all of you.
on Christmas eve. This year we were smart and opened them before our annual carolling party. We came home and were able to send the kids to bed so Santa could do his job.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
performed by the Hansen family are the highlight of this Christmas season.
We have a new membership to the science museum, so we have been twice this month.
School was canceled on Monday because of wind chill. Darren wanted the house to stay clean,so we left the house and headed to the museum with friends. The house stayed clean and there was less fighting.
The bug exhibit is bright and colorful and lots of fun.
We may spend everyday of Christmas break at the museum.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Aren't I so clever with my titles?
The snow from our neighbor's driveway makes a nice little sledding hill. It is very tiny, but the girls love it.