Friday, January 21, 2011

Just Playin

It's been a rough week around our house with some sick girls, but we're making the best of it. They're actually doing pretty well, considering. Some are not getting quite enough sleep. In their beds, that is...

Dressing up is always a popular activity...

As is playing games on the iphone...

Or playing in boxes, if all else fails.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Most of these are on facebook, but in case you missed them, here are some pics of us enjoying the 5-6 inches of snow we got this past week. It's just now almost gone, we've had fun with it. Not as much fun as we will in a few years, I'm sure.

As you may have noticed, our street is perfect for sledding (or boogeyboarding in our case). Since I had just given birth last year when it snowed I didn't get to participate in the fun so I jumped right in this time. I know you are all wondering about my adorable boots. Well, sorry to disappoint you but I got the last pair and you wouldn't be able to afford them anyway :) They are actually Nathan's and hideous on me but I couldn't find anything else to wear. Oh well.

The twins really got in on the action too. You can see the squeal on Alexis' face in this picture.

My sister got stranded with us and I know she was loving it! We were glad to have another person to help carry all our passengers who kept asking "again, again".

Kaleigh really wanted to make a snowman and I'd never made one before, but here's what we came up with. This is after many attempts and a few mishaps of collapsing and being put back together:
She's a beauty queen in the making - Miss Snow 2011. She has green eyes, a curvaceous figure and her platform is to end global warming. Her hobbies include being outdoors and birdwatching.

One funny story - we made snow cream and all enjoyed partaking of it, especially the twins. The next day Alexis looked out the window at all the snow and said "OOh, Avery, look at all the ice cream!" She said it again later in the week when we went to her Nana & Papa's house and saw the perfect smooth coating of snow on their roof. Sounds great to me - a world covered in ice cream!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Journey through December

This is my "why I haven't blogged in so long blog"! I've been having so much fun and honestly just haven't wanted to stop & blog. But here is a little overview of what we've been doing, starting with first of December.

Our Sunday school Christmas party

Decorating for Christmas

Baking with friends

Kaleigh's preschool Christmas party

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

More of Kaleigh's preschool Christmas party

Saturday before Christmas we went with some friends to eat & then to TransSiberian orchestra. That's a great show, even though I kinda fell asleep during part of it! :) I think the food had filled me up and made me so sleepy. . .

Sunday before Christmas we had a little party with some friends. They all went to Garvan Gardens but we decided not to go with all the little ones. After they were finished they came back here for food and some fun times. We had some little things to give away and Nathan planned a game thinking it would be more for the kids. Oh no - the grown ups went crazy playing this game. It was hilarious to watch some of the more laid back ones be extremely competitive. Then we turned on some dance music for the kids and laughed our heads off watching them dance. You could tell it wasn't the first time for most of them!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Christmas Week

My family came to stay with us the week of Christmas, including Lance & Kristin, my brother & sis in law who came from North Carolina. They got here late Tuesday night and we wanted to pack in as much family time as possible. The kids love them and vice-versa, although L&K did get to see them at their not so finest a few times. Overall, the kids were in great moods the whole time and it was lots of fun.

Wednesday the weather was gorgeous so we got to play outside.

That night we went to the Capital to enjoy the decorations inside. It was really crowded but we tried to make the best of it.

Nathan was trying out our Christmas gift to each other - a new camera lens. On that same note, one of my New Years Resolutions involves learning to use our camera better.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Christmas Eve

We spend Christmas Eve at Nathan's parents house with them and Laura, Timothy & Kayla. The twins really got into opening gifts this time around. They got a little too eager at times and started opening anything they could get their hands on!

Notice what Emory is playing with here...

She had gotten a little bored with the gift opening process and crawled into the other room to get herself something.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Christmas Day

We woke to a small mountain of gifts

No matter how many presents, these two still don't start the day without a sippy full of milk (it's their coffee)

Lance & Kristin got these sweatshirts from her parents. I love them! I think it's adorable.

One family picture before the gift opening fun!