Monday, December 31, 2007
And just some good ol' snow-playing. There was plenty of snow when we got there and even more while we were there. Yea!
Piggy-backing with Grandpa G. Soooooo fun.
Playing air-hockey with Grandma Dixie. I'd like to add that Ben and I got some good playing time, too. And I usually (all except once) WON. Yea for me! I also beat my dad, but he's old so that's a given. :) But his reflexes were surprisingly way better than I would have guessed!
Dressing up as Santa Claus. "Ho, Ho," as Jonas would say.
Playing bowling with Auntie. Notice the bowling ball is in the air.
One of Jonas' favorite activities was turning on and off the fan and light in the office. He really and truly loved it.
The boys also had fun taking pictures with the camera. Jonas' picture is the first, and Miles' the second. (I really put these in to show Cutie).
Ben and I had a fun cross-country skiing date. How wonderful - the sweet company, the fresh snow, the beautiful area, and, yes, the childlessness. It was great!
Of course on the 6-hour drive home (of which there was only a 20-minute span of time where there were no whines, screams, or cries) I wondered if it was worth it.
Definitely. Definitely. Definitely.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I'll post more pictures later of our fun time here at my parents' home.
We hope all our friends and family had a wonderful Christmas - we love and miss all those we didn't see.
Another toy for Miles - kind of a science-kit full of projects to do. Like make switches, send coded messages, turn on lights, spin a wind-mill, etc. He'll have fun doing these - with dad, of course.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Just for my journaling sake I want to record what Ben got for his birthday. "The Great Scandinavian Baking Book." Along with 2 important spices for scandinavian food: cardamom and saffron. It was all his request. Oh, yes, he also got the Tie. And some delicious homemade sweets from Grandma Dee. YUM.
A fun and yummy day.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Yes, I am once again suffering from Post-Miles'-Haircut Depression. It's real, trust me. I thought it would be better this time (I always do). I can't totally blame the hairdresser - she was actually a very, very good cutter. There was just some, ahem, misdirection given by my, ahem, DH (dear husband, for those of you not familiar with DH).
So, Erin, can Miles borrow/share the name of Mr. Mullet for the next couple of months??
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mullet is a hairstyle that is short in the front, top, and sides, but long in the back (also referred to by a number of other names, some regional, including hockey hair, helmet hair, etc.).It's also described as "business in the front, party in the back". The hairstyle was popular during the late 20th Century, from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. Mullets have been worn by males and females of all ages. The mullet is distinct from the rattail, which consists of a long, narrow "tail" of hair growing from the back of the head."
So it could be worse, instead of Mr. Mullet Miles could have been Mr. Rattail (Hopefully the only one in my family that will EVER have that nickname is my brother Derek - in the 80s, of course.)
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Waking up with a decorated door and lots of balloons - and, yes, wet PJs. Why not?
We spent the morning playing. What else? When Ben came home Jonas was finally able to open some birthday presents! Yea!He got a fun computer. I love this picture because all the kids have different expressions on their faces. Emmy is happy. Jonas is interested. And Miles is trying to figure out how this new thing operates.
Jonas loves his new computer and walks around holding it and playing with it and saying, "my 'puter."
The birthday boy and his birthday loot. Pretty fun and lucky!
After dinner we of course had cake and ice cream. When I asked earlier in the week what kind of cake Jonas wanted, he replied, "Pie." So when he saw this he exclaimed, "My tractor! My PIE." Funny, and weird, boy.
Then we watched some short Christmas videos and then began the "sleeping under the tree" event. It's a much more fun IDEA then actual EVENT. Here are the boys all cute and innocent at 8pm:8pm. They didn't fall asleep until 10pm - when Jonas was finally corralled inside his pack-n-play.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Nope, it wasn't Emmy. She was clueless and chilled - and cute, of course.
Surprisingly, not at all! He loved Santa and went right up to him and even kissed and hugged him! Too funny. He did tell Santa that he wants oatmeal for Christmas (which my friend Brooke informed me her boy wants, too!). But I think Jonas' favorite part of seeing Santa was all the treats they had! My gosh, if we left our eyes off that boy for 2 seconds he would grab about 4 cookies - and appearantly stuff them in his mouth all at once! He was in Heaven.
Yes, Miles was our Cry Baby. He peeked in the window when we were unloading everbody and then ran away. He DID NOT want to see Santa. When he finally came in he would not look at Santa. Notice his hat pulled over his eyes! He wouldn't take a cookie from Santa or anybody else for the first 15 minutes. Finally I was able to get him to eat a cookie - he ate it by the window and would only face the window and watch the cars - with his back towards Santa. "I don't like Santa." Finally Santa's Helper/coworker was able to get Miles close to Santa - and then on Santa's lap. Then Miles decided that Santa was fun - and he did tell him that he wants a "track excavator."
We'll see if Santa pulls through for them.