Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kelley's Island

 Our Kelley's Island trip!
Time with Daddy.


A two minute walk from our cottage


Lots of checkers...

Gorgeous sunsets

Kevin nearly had a heart attack that I told the kids they could swim and play in the sand in their clothes.

Beach baby!


Glacial grooves.



The walk from our cottage to the lake.


Our weekend cottage

The ferry boat ride...




A little ice cream.

Canoeing


Putting that Yukon to good use.

Sunday morning hike.



Couldn't have asked for nicer weather!  A lovely little weekend away!



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Benny's Lightbulbs

Benny is fixated on lightbulbs, circuits, and electricity.  Yesterday was his shining star day at preschool.  What did he take?  A box of lightbulbs and this nifty circuit we made with 2 'D' batteries and some Valentine lights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zznwpdg5NA

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Christmas 2016

This Christmas was a lot of fun.  Benny and Claire both were old enough to be excited.  Here are some of the highlights...
New house with a fireplace.  Love!




Santa cookies, a carrot, and magic reindeer food.

Christmas morning.

Claire LOVES Coke.  She opened this and yelled "Santa brought me beer!"  Oh dear...

Happy Coke drinker.

Santa pulled through with this year's best gift---the race car station.


Benny's requested finch feeder.



Christmas afternoon at Grampie and Grammie's house.

We got to be the holy family at church on Christmas Eve.


New jammies from Lindy and Stevie.  Can't resist the cuteness of the footie jammies.


My 1st Christmas






Little Engineer

He truly is his father's child...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW_B36UIF4U&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Claire Bear

I'm only slightly biased when I say that my Claire Bear is beautiful, marvelous, and sweeter than sugar :)  She got her hair cut this past week for the very first time.  She was so excited!

Pre-hair cut pose

She was so excited to go and get in the chair.  Then she became silent and very serious...

She seemed pleased with her new hairdo :)

Just relaxing with a few of her favorite things:  Lambie, little teddy, shaky blankie, and big blankie.

Her coloring skills are improving.  I gave her the color suggestions, but she colored this for Grammie this week.  AND, I think we may have another lefty in the family to join Grammie and Cousin Faith.  Whenever she colors or paints, it is with her left hand.  {Benny helped by writing the name Grammie at the top of the page.}


She also enjoys a tricycle ride.  She felt particularly empowered a week or so ago and rode 1/2 mile.  That's a lot of pedaling on a tricycle!  (When you are the little sister, it is imperative to keep up with your big brother.)

A video of her tricycle skills...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TKsTe32WhA