Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall Flowers

I know that I post flowers quite frequently on my blog, but these are so beautiful, and I just can't resist! Eric bought them for me the other day, to cheer me up after I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I have the best husband in the world! :-)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

11 Years Together!

Here is a time line of the fun we have had over the years
(click to expand view)

Monday, October 12, 2009

All I Want for Christmas... My Two Front Teeth! -Becca

Everybody pauses and stares at me;
these two teeth are gone as you can see.
I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe!
But, my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas."

It seems so long since I could say,
"Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!"
Gosh, oh gee, how happy I'd be,
if I could only whistle. (thhhh, thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
"Merry Christmas!"

Second Snow!

It snowed about 2-3" this time, and the kids had fun making a snow fort in the back yard. They especially loved having Daddy to help them, since he had all of today off! We are looking forward to many more days of creative winter fun!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

First Snow

It snowed a little bit last night and this morning! Not only is this the first snow of the season, but it is also the first snow that Sam can really play in and enjoy! He probably doesn't remember the snow from earlier this year when he was only about 15 or 16 months old. The snow mostly collected on our deck, so I let the kids play in it for a little while. We haven't even put away our grill yet, so it is in some of the pictures. It seems like winter is already pouncing on us...are we ready?

Sam kept saying over and over again: "It's snow! It's snow!"

Here are the girls, all bundled up!

Christy attempted to make a "Snow Angel" in the 1/2" of snow on the deck! ;-)

Becca took her turn at making another Snow Angel!

Sam thought that it looked like his sisters were having fun, so he gave it a try!

As you can see, the grass is still green, and the snow looks out of place!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Visit from Grandma & Grandpa

Grandma Becky and Grandpa Terry came to visit us all the way from Oregon! We were very excited to see them, and catch up on everything. We had a fun few days with them as they stayed with us! We went to the Mall of America, but mostly we just stayed home and enjoyed each other's company.

Becky & Becky! ;-)

Our three kids enjoyed snuggling on the couch with Grandma!

Grandma taught Christy how to knit (and purl ;-). She caught on pretty quick!

Here are all the Minnesota cousins together (except for Sam...he was napping).

Becca asked Grandma to help her with needlepoint, so they worked on a butterfly design.

Grandma and Grandpa "spoiled" their grandchildren with lollipops...even Sam got one!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Big (and little) Blessings

I am thankful for such yummy treats to enjoy with our children, and I am also thankful that they actually like to eat healthy, wholesome foods! Here is a colorful picture of some of our favorite foods...(mostly) fresh from the garden!