Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oh, What Do You Do in the Wintertime?

Oh, What do you do in the Wintertime when all the world is cold and gray?

Do you play your Nintendo DS?

Or play the Wii?

Or watch lots of movies?

Is that what you do?
So, do we!!!

Okay, so that's not all we've done this past month...but, it sure seems like we've done more than we normally do. The kids have been playing school, Magic Tree House, Star Wars and house. They've also been taking LOTS of baths.

I'm not sure why, but I think it might be because we are wishing we could put on our bathing suits and go for a swim. We are all wishing for some warmer weather and bluer skies soon!!
(Benj has "boy cream" on him. The boys call shaving cream..."boy cream".)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lovin' from the Oven

I've been looking for Valentine ideas and when I saw this one, I just had to share the idea! I L-O-V-E love Valentine's day!! Can't wait to make these for my cute kids.

Go to this website for the recipe and instructions!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cute New Cousin

It just dawned on me that we haven't posted pictures of our NEWEST CUTEST COUSIN!!! Eliza Jane Steed was born on January 2. We have loved seeing her on webcam and can't wait to give her real loves and kisses!!!!! We think she is pretty cute!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Boyz 2 Men

We went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house last night so Grandma could cut all the boy's hair. It seems when they get their haircut they look so much older. They certainly aren't quite men yet, but they all look grownup to me! Thank you Grandma!!! We really appreciate you!!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Today, I put this in our yard...

and then I put a lot of these in my body.

Do you see the correlation?

Zoo Lights

The Portland Zoo has an AMAZING display of lights during the holidays. If you ever get to go...we highly recommend going!!!!! It was fun to see the animals, too!!!

I couldn't get the best pictures of the lights! It really was AWESOME!!

A baby elephant.

A polar bear who wouldn't stop dancing.

A very serious monkey.

Cute Sarah!

Cute Spencer!

Cute Andrew!

Cute Benjamin!

We rode the train to see more lights! It was SO cold but SO fun!!!

Andrew's Birthday

We decided to travel to Vancouver to spend the week of New Years with Nathan. This meant that Andrew celebrated his birthday there. The highlights of his birthday were opening presents from family, going to the Zoo to see "Zoo Lights", a very special birthday celebration from our hostess in the Buffet Dining Room and watching the Disney Channel until very late!!!! Happy 7th Birthday Andrew and Happy New Year!!

A very happy Andrew with WILD hair!!!

The Zoo Lights were AWESOME!!!

Francis had served us dinner in the Buffet Dining Room for a couple of days and when she found out that it would be Andrew's birthday she told him that she would have a few surprises for him on his birthday. Andrew looked forward to dinner ALL day! When we got to the dining room she had set out birthday napkins at all of our places, had a balloon for him and brought special birthday cupcakes for the whole family! The entire dining room sang "Happy Birthday" to Andrew. Andrew LOVED all the attention and felt very celebrated!! Thank you, Francis!!!!


We had a very quiet, but wonderful Christmas!! We didn't get many pictures of Christmas so instead here is a video for your enjoyment! Merry Christmas!!!

No comments please on how lovely I look Christmas morning.