Sweet Surprise

img_8024-sweets-surprise_shareAllan had today off of work. Unfortunately, he got up his normal time.  He went upstairs because the lights were on and discovered Megan and Thor sleeping with the Christmas lights turned on.  He noticed the milk and cereal on the table too.

When we asked Megan about it later, she said she woke up hungry and got herself breakfast. Then she curled up to go back to sleep. She said that Thor was upstairs keeping her company.


Can you tell who made each snowman?

Today we spent the afternoon at our monthly Science Sleuths class. The younger two were there for the class, and the rest of us were volunteers to help at each “recycled toy” station.

Most of the class was missing, but we had a lot of fun with the children who came. Everyone’s favorite toy to make were the snowmen made out of socks.  They were easy but the children took a lot of time to make theirs just perfect. Since the class was so small, the older kids got to participate in the different stations also.


Fifty Years

img_7253-grinchFifty years ago today, CBS aired how the Grinch Stole Christmas for the first time. The Grinch has been one of Mark’s favorite cartoon characters since the first time he heard the book.He enjoys the movie too and we try to watch it at least once every year.

Christmas Lights

img_7465-lightsWe went looking for a Christmas tree this weekend. We were disappointed that the ones at the tree farm were already turning brown or very misshapen. We could not find anything that we liked. We returned home without a tree.

We are not sure if we are going to try another tree farm, find an already cut one, or buy an artificial tree. So, for now, our living room is decorated with lots of stars and lights. A good reminder that Christ is the light of the world (John 8:12)!

First Sledding of the Year

img_7404-megan_shareWe love to go sledding! However, we have a few rules on when we go sledding at the park. We do not go on weekends or if schools are cancelled for the day. We also do not go sledding late in the day. Lastly, if the sledding hills have been ruined by people building ramps, we go home.  We have had too many friends get hurt sledding!

The kids and I still go sledding as often as we can.  Many mornings we dress very warmly and spend a short time at the park before doing errands.  We get exercise, are outside and have a break from our normal day!

Megan wanted to tell you about her first sledding this year. We did not go to the park, but went on our own special hill Daddy taught the kids how to build years ago.

Audrey started the sledding hill this morning. She built it on the stairs to the porch. Adrian did most of the rest of it.  Then I came in and I helped with it. Then I played on it while Adrian worked on it some more.

Then Marky came and tried it.  He did not go that far and made lots of holes! He had to fix them. Then we fixed it some more. Then went sledding.

We had lots of fun! We are going to let it sit awhile and build it up some more. Then we can play on it tomorrow and maybe all week!

Now, I am making some hot chocolate for me and Adrian and Mark. That is the best way to end sledding.