Sunday, January 18, 2009

Holding the Moon and dancing in the Kitchen

The moon in the Palm of his hand.

a few weeks ago we got this neat email with pictures of people and the moon. Ever since Ryder and sutton have been wanting a picture of themselves "playing with the moon".

Every time the "big" (full) moon has come up they have dragged me to their bedroom window to see it, and take their pictures.

What we found is that you have about 10 minutes to line up a shot before it is too dark. So we will keep trying.

Isn't this one great?

When the winter weather howls at the door, and the snow piles up we get a little stir crazy. So this was the scene after dinner this week.

Waltzing through life. ( I love that evie dipped ryder)

And I give Ryder 2 years before he refuses to dance with his sisters.

We made bird seed bagels and pinecones for family night. It was Ryder's turn to plan it. We got the Idea off this website, Here.

She has great ideas for things to do with your kids.

Another place I get ideas is from this blog.

She inspires me to slow down and enjoy my kids.

Here is a picture of the wedding cake I did this weekend. It was for the new rentors in our basement, and she wanted something simple and elegant, so we went with a wide red ribbon, and swiss dots, traditionally stacked, with a white grosgrain accent ribbon.

It was beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed this snapshot of the last week in our lives.

Hope you all are doing well.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Snow, Snow, Snow

21 Inches of Snow.

That is how much snow we have gotten since the 1st of January.

Imagine my surprise when I found these oddly shaped tracks when I went outside to shovel.

And these cute little tootsies, padding through the snow.
5 year olds.
What can I say.

Snow Angels.

And beautiful snow laden trees.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Year has begun, and with it a deep and dark confession.

I took not one picture of my kids over the holidays after this charming one of them sneaking down the stairs christmas morning.
Bad, Bad Mom!!!

So as the peaceful, gentle snowfalls of December fade into the frigid, icy winds of January, I though I would share some of the highlights of our year.

But first-the few pictures I did take.

Evie's Bad Elf attitude at the christmas sing

Ryder. Actually singing. Way to go!!!!

The kids at their piano recital. We Love the Sacketts!!!

Cupcakes for everyone!!!

Recycled wool christmas gifts. WooHoo!

And now, some highlights of 2008;
Evie got glasses!
Channing discovered clam chowder on fisherman's wharf,

Ryder started piano lessons,

Sutton got to ride a pony!- and is learning his alphabet!
Ryder played with spencer-a lot.
Evie read, and read, and read.....................
Channing got a guitar,
Sutton spent a LOT of time with mom,
I learned to Ice Skate,
and was terrified by a release from primary and a calling to Young Women's.
Ron got to tour Battle Mountain Nevada,
And was an incredible husband and father!

Happy New Year, and I hope everyone has as good a year in the month's to come as our family has this last year!

Gotta love SF!