Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Hunt

Last Saturday we spent our morning hunting for the perfect tree.
For those of you who know me well you know that Christmas is my favorite time of year.
This has nothing to do with all the holiday gifts and goodies but instead with all the decorations.
There is just something about twinkling lights and the smell of a tree that bring joy to my spirit.

The hunt went well and the girls were troopers.
They followed the leader (me) waiting until I found the perfect tree.

For Sam since he does not walk well in snow we were smart parents and brought a sled.
Too bad he did not want to ride in it.
I paid the price.
My arms hurt for two days after that.
It must be a sign that I am getting old.

let the hunt begin

still looking...Mom is picky

Amelia smiling in the sunshine

Sammy happy because he escaped the sled

finally in front of our real tree

classic sleds

good family photo

too bad I already ordered the
Christmas cards ; )

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


The first glorious batch arrived about 10 days ago. The second batch was in the form of freezing rain in the past week. The third batch...well it is scheduled to start today and continue into Thanksgiving tomorrow. Thankfully we do not have too far to travel for our turkey day festivities.

The Saturday that the first snow fell I saw in the girls all the joy and excitement that kids have when they go to bed with green grass and wake up to a world of white. They could not wait to get out and play. Sam was just as excited as he is NEVER to be left out of the fun...trust me he will let you know how he feels about being left behind. So I bundled him up and took him out to experience the fun of Minnesota snow.

I think the photos may indicate a change of his mind in the future! : )

Shoveling the lawn

Emily their snowGIRL!

Natalie hiding out

Preparing to defend their fort

Launching defensive weapons

Natalie planning her strategy

Sam making Mom be his Sherpa

How Sam really feels about snow

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Smiles

Today was yet another beautiful fall day that we could not let pass by.
Family fun and Sunday smiles at the nearby playground.


Slide climbing Amelia

Serious Sammy

Swinging Natalie

Sam and Natalie

Sam and Amelia


Sliding Siblings

Sunday Smiles

Monday, November 1, 2010

From pumpkin carving to trick-or-treating

Life is crazy around here with three little kids pumped up on sugar.
Getting to a computer to record the funny things the kids say is getting harder everyday.
Please forgive me for the sporadic posts.
I would like to think life will die down and I will get back into the flow of things.
Though with the major holidays around the corner I am not so sure that is going to happen. : )

Enjoy the following pictures from the past weekend.

Natalie and Amelia


The kids

Mike carving with power tools

The finished product



and our little monkey Sam