Sunday, January 29, 2012

Remember when...

My little sister got married! This summer we had so much fun celebrating Kelsey and Mike! They met in a biology class where they both realized that the seating was tight for their 6'8" and 6'4" bodies - so they started saving seats for each other in the aisle where their legs would have some room to stretch and the rest is history!

What a wonderful wedding for a wonderful couple!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Christmas 2011

Christmas in our new house was a treat! We made gingerbread houses, watched a lot of Christmas shows, visited the lights at the zoo, looked to see where Elfie was hiding each morning, and loved every minute of being together!

Honestly, is there anything better than waking up each morning knowing that no one has to say goodbye to each other that day? We loved it!

JK was a delight this year as she "got it". She could not wait to see if she got her purple costume and kitchen Christmas morning.

The boys were thrilled about their new basketball hoop as well as their remote control cars and wii games.

I felt that this year the boys especially embraced the magic of decorating the house as well as the feeling of what Christmas is really about. We read Christmas stories each night and they couldn't get enough of them. We also read "the best Christmas pageant ever" as a family and loved it. I think our family time each night while we worked our way through that book and the Christmas stories will be something they always remember and want to continue each year.

We love Christmas!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Oranges and teeth

Over the Christmas holiday Toby's second front tooth came lose. One night while eating popcorn (we're lucky we found it) it finally came out. We headed to the kitchen sink, cleaned it and his mouth and then set the tooth on the counter. How cute was Toby with his two front teeth missing for Christmas - CUTE!

But perhaps I should have told Lars that the tooth was there - but what were the chances that he would clean off the counters?

That night the chances were great.

When it was time to go to bed Toby went to get his tooth - not there. Lars and I realized what happened at the same time and immediately started trying to think of a way to calm Toby.

"Let's write a note for the tooth fairy" -

"I bet I put it someplace safe".... Surely, I am a good sentimental mom that has other teeth stashed somewhere - Yes?...Nope.

Toby was heart broken and so we kept looking. And it was at that moment that my lack of cleaning paid off BIG TIME. On the floor was an orange seed - a glorious whitish, oval shaped big ORANGE SEED!!!

"Found it!"

Orange you glad I'm not your mom!

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