Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!

From all of us to all of you!

Monday, December 29, 2008

And a happy holidays was had by all!

Christmas flew by in a blur this year, but I know we all had lots of fun. Santa was good to us all, bringing family together, a new job for Jeff, and- oh yeah- some new toys for the little boys. Morgan, Rachel, and Milo flew in a week ago and we've been enjoying having them here so much. The cousins are getting along famously- Milo has even taken up some swordplay since his arrival! We've had some cold and wet weather, but with holiday lights, Hanukkah candles, and warm fireplaces, we've kept snug and cozy inside.

Holiday treat making.

Elf work on Christmas Eve.

Santa came!!
Cute cousins on Christmas morning.

The theme for this year's Christmas was undoubtedly Legos, Legos, and more Legos!

The boys also got (cloth) daggers that they like very much. Even Grannie got into the act a bit!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

Elias has been taking a class at a local farm- a fun mixture of art, animals, and just plain old getting dirty. He really enjoys it , especially feeding and caring for the farm animals. Last week, however, when I told him it was "Bizzy Barn" day he claimed he didn't want to go. (He was very busy playing with his playmobil knights at the time). I reminded him how much fun he had last week and how he likes it at the farm so much. He responded, "I don't like anything except toys that are awesome and have weapons that are awesome!"
Ahh, boys...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Where does the time go?

Happy December and sorry for the big blog delay. My camera has been acting up and frustrating me, so I've been avoiding using it as of late. We've also been busy, with work and play and school- all the usual stuff, but everything seems to take longer and go slower with a basketball size protrusion sticking out from my mid-section! I finished up with work last week and Sam has just two more days of school until his holiday break begins. We are all looking forward to some relaxing time together before our new babe makes his entrance into this world, which is hopefully a good few weeks away still. It's been wonderful having Jeff home lately- he has been logging in lots of extra lego time with the boys and kitchen time, preparing yummy meals for all of us. I've been able to relax a bit more, even working in some yoga and naps over the past couple of weeks. While none of us are happy that Copia shut down, the unexpected bonus of having Jeff around is pretty great.

Here are a few new pictures that I managed to snap today- hopefully there will be more coming soon!

Sam is doing tons of artwork these days- mostly drawings of ninjas and knights. Here is our resident artist at work.

Elias, sporting his new favorite overalls, cooking up some tasty wooden food for us in his kitchen.

This is how I found the boys this morning when I got out of bed. Sam had gotten them each a bowl of dry cereal and they were happily reading together on the couch. So sweet!

Oh yeah- and here I am, with said protrusion.