Thursday, January 19, 2012


Been awhile since I have posted.  We had a great Christmas.   The kids had so much fun and we had wonderful time with our families.  I am a bit of a kid myself when it comes to Christmas.  I think I get just as excited as the kids.  It is my favorite time of year.  I love the decorations, the Christmas spirit that fills everyones hearts.  Christmas programs, talking about and celebrating Jesus' birthday and ok I love the presents too.  Don't you love buying your kids presents!  I start early to spread out the spending and then I have to be careful b/c I just want to buy and buy for those cute little suckers of ours :)   Here are just a couple Christmas pictures:

Love these sweet boys!

I actually forgot my camera for the Christmas celebration with my family (smart huh) so I need to get those pictures from my sister yet.

Anyway it is the new year, welcome to 2012 and we have snow and lots of it.  Doesn't every kid wait for this!  The first sight of it and the boys are asking to go out a bit after 6am...still totally dark.  So we hold them off until about 7:30am.  They love it.  Snow kept accumulation to over 10 inches.  A child's dream.  Snow days off of school.  Sledding, building snowmen and snow angels.  Lots of fun. Unfortunately Talan got sick at a bad time with a cough and cold so I am trying my best to keep him in the house but my heart  breaks for him as he stares out the window at his brothers, don't want him to miss out so on Tuesday I broke down and let him go out for awhile and he loved every minute of it of course.  Yesterday was too cold and windy for any of the kids to go out so we have watched lots of movies, did some baking, played games and just stayed warm inside.  We will see what today brings.  With all the wind the yard isn't looking so pretty anymore and is no longer the nice white blanket but rather covered with scattered branches so not sure if there will be anymore sledding but i am sure some snow angels could be made.
By the way our sledding consists of being pulled behind the suburban or pickup.  No we do not have a hill and the 4-wheeler is not working so this has worked out great.  Grabbed a few neighbor kids and so much fun to see 5 kids being pulled behind you.  Baker even got his turn when I drove and Jeromy sat on a sled with him. 
Baker is realizing what is going on around him more and more and gets sad and frustrated when he doesn't get to do things when he wants to.  When we first went sledding Jeromy was driving the suburban and I sat in the back with Baker with the hatch open and we were facing the boys on the sled.  Baker was so mad and crying so hard so we switched.   I drove and Jeromy held him on the sled and then we had a happy boy.  The other times have been too cold for him to be on so he has been in the pick up with us and as long as he can't see the boys behind us he thinks he is just going for a fun ride so that works too :)
Here are a few pictures of our fun times thus far:

This was on the first morning of a snow so not nearly as much on the ground as there ended up being
Added the full face mask to the wardrobe and that is a big help
Nice that we kept the infant car seat.  It works great for situations like that.  No we never have him ride in the car on the road like this but we use it for play situations in the house or a fun drive in the snow :)
The beautiful view

All bundled up and ready to face the cold snow