Friday, January 22, 2010

Poladroid Hilltop Excursion

As in poladroid. Check it out, it's pretty cool.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmasy pictures

Love this one:

The boys bought matching striped shirts for Christmas day:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Oh right- Thanksgiving

Leah was actually blessed after Thanksgiving, but we'll let that slide. Thanksgiving was spent at the Terry's this year and there was a lot of

Playing outside:

Playing in a box:

Playing with Leah:

And some attempts at group pictures:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas: Graham Cracker Houses

It's a tradition in our family to make graham cracker houses every Christmas. Sam and my Dad compete for the most creative creation. This year we had Peter to add to the mix. It's funny to see how the personalities play out; my dad is very creative but has a short attention span (I have a short attention span minus the creativity), so he is usually the first to finish and go, then Sam is usually done next, then Will, and then Ross and my mom who are both meticulous and patient and finish off their details perfectly.

This was my workspace:

My dad's:

Can you tell what it is? A monster jumping out of the tinfoil!

And I'm lame and forgot to take pictures of everyone else's when they finished.

First things first: the good, the bad, and the ugly

As happens over the holidays, I am quite behind in blogging. Not that I'm ever up to date. But I'm going to post some things I don't want to forget. Like Leah's blessing.

The good: Her blessing was beautifully given by her father, and many family members were able to participate. She wore the same hand-sewn (by my mother) dress that I wore for my blessing.

The bad: Unfortunately, she had a very sick brother who looked like this:

(the ugly. is that mean?)

you can see it better in this picture

And my mother-in-law stayed at our apartment with him. Thanks Rhonda!

We referred to him as two-face. We thought it was the chicken pox or something similar, but turned out not to be. The doctor's never could figure out what it was. It was so weird how it was only on one side of his face, and it never got anywhere else. He was completely miserable. Poor little guy. Glad he is over that one. Although his face is still kind of red and splotchy.