Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winter Brings a New View

Today in Nature..

how has our favorite creek changed with colder temperaturesthe girls sketch a squirrel we saw in the tree
later we observed and listened
as a grey squirrel ate a black walnut Kobe notices the water is full and fast flowing
and tries to convince his mama that a creek crossing is in order
Kyle makes a bark rubbing,
inspects the protective outer bark
shedding to reveal the inner bark
and wonders what these leaf markings mean
His skateboard carries our books
and his pant leg picks up
a Sycamore seed Winter brings a new view into focus, I wonder, would he notice bark if the trees were covered in leaves and there were little creatures crawling in his path?It was a chilly walk, but so worth it,
Thanks for hanging out with us!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Our Christmas Day

was a day of sharing time with my Family.. my girls
in case Kobe forgot how to smile for a picture..
hello handsome
Kylie eating his share of sweets!

Cousins playing puppies Jessica, look at our girls, were we ever this small?!

my little sister, I love you

there was chatting in the kitchen
and a sleepy uncle
Meg and Aunt JoJo

my cousins..we took turns curling Ashley's hair

(for her date that night, and I can't wait to hear about it :o)some of the lovely ladies in my family..I love you all!HUGS!
It's time to leave..
but we'll enjoy Christmas night at my sister-in-laws

where I sneak a picture of Kobe

before he pulls his cap over his head :D

his mama and nephew

laughter ends a FULL day,
I hope you had lots of hugs this Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

..Visions of Sugar Plums

Peppermint bark in the making
Cookies for Santa
We read books and sang carols

Visions of sugar plums..

I have some sewing left to do!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The tree is lit,
covered in the kids' paper snowflakes
Little sister is in her jammies

happy to be included with her big sisters slumber party

(thank-you for being sweet girls
and finally allowing the little brothers in to watch a movie,
even after Kyle kept knocking on the door claiming to be the pizza delivery man)

Your giggling filled our home with joy!
Morning conversation over Pancakes
Kyle asks Megs friend if she has any little brothers..
to which Kobe replies "If she did, then she'd feel our pain!"
to which Meg replies, "You mean she'd feel MY pain!" :o)ornament planning while drinking my coffee Kitchen Math:
"Each bottle of glue contains 4oz,
how many bottles will we need if our recipe calls for 1 cup?"
We'll decorate these today with lots of glitter I'm sure!

onto something edible..
I hope your holidays are warm and yummy!