Friday, February 25, 2011
We've had a wintery wonderland at our house the past couple of days. It's been fun, but I'm hoping it's the last. I'm really looking forward to spring! This is only our second snowfall, but it's time for sun!!! Luckily, this time, when I heard the word "snow" from the weatherman I got prepared. Everyone had snowpants and boots, unlike last time, which meant happier kids and more time outside. Today we still have the snow, but it's so cold we didn't get out much. The snow is more like ice. Anyways, not only did the kids venture out, the chickens did too! Last snowfall, the chickens were...um...chicken? They wouldn't step foot in the snow. This time they did, but did a lot of shaking off and their steps were extremely high, like it was going to make it less cold or something. Funny birds. Here's our snowy days!
The trampoline has been the best and most used Christmas present we've purchased! The kids love it and so do we! I'd say Parker loves it the most though. He gets sooo excited and is constantly asking me to go outside and jump. And, the kids ask me every time they're on it for me to jump with them. I'm not always as excited, mostly because it's cold outside, but it's a great way for me to spend time with them and a good work out :) Collin will only be on it if Jer or I am holding him, which makes it a little tricky to jump, but still fun....Yeah for the trampoline!!!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
So, I'm a little late on posting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I guess it's better late than never!
We started our Christmas Eve off at Jeremy's Grandma's house. We try to go over there every Christmas and see her. Jeremy's aunts and grandma are so generous and always have presents waiting for us when we arrive. We had a nice visit and got some fun presents and of course took our yearly Christmas picture with Grandma.
Later that night we started our annual Klein Family progressive dinner. It started at our house with an appetizer (breadsticks). We then headed to Jake and Emily's house for a super yummy salad, which I loved and want to make myself. After that we went to Grandpa and Grandma Klein's house for our pizza dinner and Jessica's caramel apples. Sharon had sprinkles and fun things for the kids to dip their apples in, which the kids loved. And, as usual, the kids had to dress up for the evening in Grandma's dress-up clothes! We ended the night with everyone getting to open one gift. Christmas Eve gifts are so fun!
Christmas morning started early. Parker woke up at 12:00 a.m. ready to go! It took us almost 3 hours to get him back to sleep. Crazy kid! We finally got up around 7 and took our time opening gifts. It may not look like we got much under the tree, but in the garage we had a 15ft trampoline waiting for the kids (in the box still!) and a Kinect was in the mix too. Santa came, but we mostly splurged on the bigger gifts. Everyone was happy! After we were dressed and ready for our Christmas day we headed back to Jeremy's parent's house for more Christmas fun.
What a wonderful Christmas! Thanks family!