Thursday, February 26, 2009

Christmas Cookies

*Disclaimer: "I wanted this blog to be like the journal and scrapbooking I have never done. Well, It is definitely heading that way!! But the way I figure, I haven't written in my journal for over 17 years and I haven't scrapbooked for about 18 months, not blogging for 2 1/2 months is nothing!!!

This year for Christmas Eve day we decided to be creative and make cookies. (I despise making cookies...the mess, the mess and the mess!!!) But the girls had a lot of fun decorating the cookies.

Alcy had a lot of fun making a mess.... I mean decorating cookies.

Maren was very artistic with her cookies.

....and Norah had fun eating the cookies. What a mess!

(I know, I know... Halloween aprons? It's the only aprons they have and I didn't want to get their clothes dirty!!!)

Preschool Christmas Program

*Disclaimer: "I wanted this blog to be like the journal and scrapbooking I have never done. Well, It is definitely heading that way!! But the way I figure, I haven't written in my journal for over 17 years and I haven't scrapbooked for about 18 months, not blogging for 3 months is nothing!!!

These are pictures from Alcy's Preschool Christmas Program.


Alcy and her best friend Silas

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"Shake your fluffy tail"


Monday, February 23, 2009

Waterskiing anyone?

*Disclaimer: "I wanted this blog to be like the journal and scrapbooking I have never done. Well, It is definitely heading that way!! But the way I figure, I haven't written in my journal for over 17 years and I haven't scrapbooked for about 18 months, not blogging for 3 months is nothing!!!

Norah is almost 9 months old here. I thought it looked like she was waterskiing. She would climb up on the bouncer and stand up and start bouncing.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, where art thou?

*Disclaimer: "I wanted this blog to be like the journal and scrapbooking I have never done. Well, It is definitely heading that way!! But the way I figure, I haven't written in my journal for over 17 years and I haven't scrapbooked for about 18 months, not blogging for 3 months is nothing!!!

*warning: very long post ahead!!!


The day after Thanksgiving we went on our annual pilgrimage to find the perfect Christmas Tree. Did we want a Charlie Brown? A corner tree? A closet tree? No, we wanted a GIANT tree! Well we searched and searched and I think we ended up coming back to the very first one we saw. It ended up being over 10 ft. tall.

My Dad and Chubbs

Norah - all bundled up.

Maren

Alcy

Curt and Norah


Is this the one?


Alcy telling a story.
Norah and Chubbs coming eye to eye!

Maybe he's not so bad after all?

HELP!! I've fallen and can't get up!

Helping Curt cut the tree down.

Maren

Dad, Mom, Chubbs and Little Chubs

The final cut!
Little Chubs!

Beginning the long trek back to the car.


Shake, Shake, Shake your tree?

This is our new tree stand. Last year after our tree fell 4 times and 2 different tree stands, we ended up chucking our tree off the deck and putting up our little scrawny fake one.

Norah, again!!!

Norah had alot of fun with the water in the new tree stand.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Natural History Museum and Thanksgiving Dinner

*Disclaimer: "I wanted this blog to be like the journal and scrapbooking I have never done. Well, It is definitely heading that way!! But the way I figure, I haven't written in my journal for over 17 years and I haven't scrapbooked for about 18 months, not blogging for 3 months is nothing!!!

*warning: very long post ahead!!!!


The day before Thanksgiving we took the family and my Mom and Dad to the Natural History Museum. It is a really neat place with alot of mammoth fossils that were found in farmer's fields here in Nebraska. Norah is almost 9 months here.










Alcy and Maren getting stepped on by the mammoth.


THE Turkey!!!!!!

We had so much food but it was so good!

Norah had so much fun beating on Grandpa. The video follows. I missed the best part of her laughing so hard.

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We loved having my parents out for Thanksgiving. They came out for 5 days and it was the best time ever. We relaxed and weren't constantly on the go. It wasn't too short and it wasn't too long. JUST RIGHT! Thanks Mom and Dad, (I love you and the kids do too!) Curt is still looking outside to see if the sky is falling!!