Monday, January 31, 2011

Weeks 29, 30, and 31

The last few weeks have been busy with getting allowance, learning to tie shoes on one side and helping on the other, and enjoying some warm sunshine in between winter storms.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week 28- Snow Day

It started with a drizzly rain that turned to hail. The kids said it was snowing; I said it wasn't. But then soft, fat flakes began drifting down. The kids played, had cocoa, and played some more. L even managed a snowman in the front yard.

Week 27- New Years

Happy 2011!

Week 26 Christmas

Good times with family and friends and way too much food made Christmas merry. Here A sports a mohawk hat I made for him. Behind him is my sister's traditional Colombian Llanos Christmas tree.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Week 25-Cookies

Between my mother, my sister, my niece, my daughter, and myself, we had plenty of homemade cookies for our open house. (We have nothing against boys and men baking, but that didn't happen for this event.) This picture doesn't show all of them. I tried to taste almost every one, which gave me quite a sugar overload. Luckily we've got more that we're enjoying all this week in the build up to Christmas.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Week 24- Christmas preparations

Is he talking to Santa? We were waiting in line for a sleigh ride, pulled by two highschool aged reindeer when we saw this through the window. I love getting out of classes early enough to go on the Santa's Village field trip with my kids when they are in kindgergarten This year I got to accompany three litle boys in and out of the little houses in this magical town. We didn't see Santa because the line was too long, but Mrs. Claus passed out cookies, goats and puppies got petted, and everyone tried on a fireman outfit.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week 23- Piles and piles

When we went to pick A up from our friend's house, we discovered they had great leaves for jumping in. H raked them into two piles, and the kids jumped and jumped. The next day we went back to play some more, and take their family picture. The wind is blowing most of the dying leaves from the trees.