Friday, December 17, 2010

How many days until Christmas?


*If you are looking for the Christmas Collage, please scroll down and go to the next page!  Thank you!*


Well, I said I was going to do a Fitness Friday post today, but then I caught the cold Eric had last week and my motivation to write a thoughtful post on fitness with my year progress pics went right out the window.  I will say though, that the new Physique 57 dvds are awesome!  I’ve done each DVD once now and they are AMAZING.  Well worth the almost year long wait.  So, hopefully soon, I’ll have a full review on them + pics. 

Not much to say about this except its Dylan.  In a box.  He’s been obsessed with asking me what in the wrapped boxes under the tree.  “What’s in this one, Mom?”  “Who is this for, Mom?”  “Mom, is this one mine?”  I think I’m gonna have to change my name!  (that joke was for you, Renae!)  He is really wanting it to be Christmas.  Every morning when he gets up, we count the days on the calendar so he can see how many more there is to go.  And then he’ll say, “and tomorrow, how many will it be?  And the next day?  And the next?”  Uggggg!!!!  LOL.DSC_3112 DSC_3113

Avery and I have been enjoying how QUIET it is around here when the boys are gone to hockey practice.  She plays so nicely with her toys when Dylan isn’t around.  No one bugs her, takes things from her or makes her scream.  Its glorious!  Here she is after her bath: DSC_3114 DSC_3115

I told her to go stand by the tree so I could take her picture.  Getting into position: DSC_3117Um, not quite what I was looking for, but it will do.

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And here she is taking care of one of her babies.  She had found a pair of socks and was trying to put them on her baby.  Later, she had found one of her shirts and was trying to put that on her baby.  She is growing up too fast! DSC_3123

This disturbed look is brought to you by the Grinch! LOL!  Dylan was not a fan of the Grinch.  He does not like “bad guys.”  He did end up liking him in the end, though. Wink DSC_3124

And finally, more messing around with the tripod and remote.  Excuse the mess. DSC_3128

Avery wouldn’t come over.  And Dylan just wanted to snap pictures with the remote instead of standing nicely next to me to take the picture.  I can just tell that the annual Christmas Eve picture in front of the tree is going to go over very well this year.  ThinkingDSC_3132 Well, time to go blow my nose for the zillionth time this morning!  Its only 6:30 am!  What the?!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fort “Hide from Winter”

Wow – I’ll be excited when I don’t have to say this anymore! If you are looking for our Christmas Collage – please scroll down.  It might actually require you to click on “older posts” now as well.  I can’t help it the postal service is slow!  

Meant to have a post last night, but we got home from Brainerd too late for me to feel like writing anything.  We went to town to pick up this little beauty!

DSC_3089Or, um, big beauty?  This is the Droid X.  Look how big it is compared to my Touch?  My little brother informs me that this is superior to the iPhone that I’ve been impatiently waiting for Verizon Wireless to carry.  I give up on waiting.  Clearly.  So far, I like it!  I just need a picture and a spiffy new ringtone and I’ll be all set! 
DSC_3092Ahhhh, winter.  The time when you are stuck inside with nothing to do but eat Christmas cookies all day.  Wink  We needed a distraction.  So we built a fort.
DSC_3076 Avery didn’t really like the fort last year at this time.  Gee, I wonder why?  What does a 6 month old do in a fort?  Get claustrophobic, I’m afraid!  So this year, she was much more of a fan.DSC_3077 Dylan, however, kept telling me that he wanted to tear it down (and did, twice) and build a different one.  DSC_3080 He still had fun for the 10 minutes the fort lasted.DSC_3082 His favorite thing to do once he is in the fort and all settled in is to have a campfire and roast marshmallows.  DSC_3083 And bear hug his sister.DSC_3084 I love how crazy her hair and smile are here!DSC_3085 Seriously – I TRY to do her hair.  Everyday, I TRY.  But no matter what I do – she rips it out.  One day she’ll be sorry.DSC_3086 I love it when he closes his eyes when he hugs her.  I can just feel the love he has for her.DSC_3088   And finally, I have good news for all of you!  Target carries Contigo water bottles now!  And even better – they are on SALE this week!  Hurry!  DSC_3093

You push that button there to release the water.  They are seriously leak proof.  Well, unless you drop the lid and it lands wrong.  I did that and I don’t recommend it.  DSC_3095Here is your demonstration of button pushage. 


DSC_3097That’s all for now!  My people will be up at any moment!  Look alive!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday Grandpa Danny!

Hello!  If you are joining us via our Christmas Letter and were thinking you’d see our collage – well, you’ll have to scroll down a bit for that.  This is a full functioning, hip hop happening blog, people!  You can’t expect us to just sit around and wait for you all to stop by, right?  Open-mouthed

First thing's first!  Happy 60th Birthday Grandpa Danny!  Hope you had a great day!!  Here is a special video that was made just for you!


And here are some recent pics.  I’ve been slackin’ on picture taking.  I promise I won’t let it happen again. WinkDSC_3027

Yeah, they crack me up. DSC_3041She gets so mad at him.  Half the time I don’t think she remembers why she got mad in the first place. DSC_3042

Avery’s first time out on our ice.  She is definitely warming up to her boots and snow ensemble.  She better cuz it was COLD outside today.  It maybe got a few degrees above zero today?  It was –16 this morning on our drive in for school.  BRRR. DSC_3049 DSC_3051 DSC_3052 DSC_3056 DSC_3065Happy to be back inside, Avery wanted to show me where Santa was on the tree. DSC_3067 DSC_3069 DSC_3070

She was so excited about finding “Tanta” that she had to do a little dance. DSC_3071

DSC_3072Well, that’s it for now!  Enjoy your evening!  I have a football game to put the kabosh on! NO way am I watching THAT tonight! Angry

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Figure Eight Chase

Hello!  If you are looking for the Christmas Collage, you’ll have to scroll down a bit further!  But first, you should probably watch these super awesome videos of Dylan skating. 

Here they are skating figure eights:


And here is Dylan workin’ both legs.  I bet by this time next week, he is FLYING!