Monday, December 29, 2008

Swimming at Dawson Creek

The swimming pool at Dawson Creek is awesome. The kids pool is huge and it has a lazy river in it that the current takes you around. The kids loved it. The water is very warm in the pool and waterslide. We will go back again, especially when the weather is yucky outside.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another tooth gone

Russell seems to loose teeth as fast as they came when he was 3 months old. Since Mommy and Daddy cannot afford a Thomas train for every tooth, we went the more traditional way last night. He had his tooth under his pillow and in the morning he had a treat. I had to remind him to look under the pillow to see what was there. The 2 top teeth are still solid so he should be good for a while. In the morning we are heading to Grandma and Grandpa's for Christmas. The kids are excited to go there to open presents and stay the night. Usually everyone comes to our house so the change is nice. For the kids there is something about going to Grandma's for Christmas that is building excitement. From our family we wish everyone blessings for this season.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Our lovely Chloe

Our daughter Chloe has a creative streak in her. This is how she got dressed today. She loves to dress herself and I only let her about 2 days a week because I like her clothes to match even though we are staying home all day. She found her board shorts from summer that she loves. Her shirt came from Auntie Kimmy. Chloe could not find the other white sock so she comes running out of her room with the black one on and said "this will work Mom"!! Chloe has taught me lots. It is very hard for me to watch her wear clothes that don't match but then I think it is not the end of the world! She also gets like this when it is cold outside. Good thing the extreme cold id to be on the weekend and she knows I get to pick her clothes for church!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter fun in the cold

Yesterday Curtis dug the kids a tunnel through the snow bank about 10 feet long. It goes in one side of the bank and out the other. Even though it was really cold out (-28 C with a wind) Curtis was really warm. Chloe was the first to come in after about 10 minutes. Russell lasted about 45 minutes of helping. It took Curtis 2 1/2 hours. Today they went in the tunnel with Ranger and it was warmer in there than out.

Chloe making her gingerbread house with Grandma

Last week it was Chloe's turn to go to Grandma's and make her gingerbread house. She was gone from Wednesday to Sabbath. They built the house over 2 days because she still wanted to go with Grandpa and Uncle Steven to haul grain. Every day while she was there Grandma braided her hair which she loves, so now Mommy needs to learn how. Russell really loves her house and they are already planning what they can build next year. The sliegh and house are sitting on our table and they look and say things about them everyday. At Christmas they can start eating!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

One Tooth Gone!

Russell lost his first tooth yesterday. I think I was more excited than he was. This tooth has been loose for about 2 months. He bit into a rice krispie square on Sunday and the back of the tooth came out. It was just hanging there and I was tired of looking at it. I gave Russell a mirror and he kept wiggling the tooth. Once he could see how much it moved he kept going. Next was some tweezers. I asked him if he wanted me to tie some dental floss around his tooth and he agreed. Before I had the dental floss closed he pulled it out. He said it felt better to pull and he knows that he is in control of the tooth. He did not have to wait until the next morning to get a surprise. I gave him another train for his Thomas set. This is the only train he is getting because we will be broke keeping that up. The next tooth goes under the pillow and he waits till morning and there is no train!!

Fun With Grandma

Grandma wanted to do some gingerbread with each of the kids so last week it was Russell's turn. He chose to build a sliegh. I must say the finished product looked better that I expected. Grandma let him do everything and put whatever candy on it he wanted. Russell has a plan for everything so that is why the candies are in a straight row (so are his tractors at home!!). Chloe is going this week to build a house. These are beautiful memories.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter Retreat Dominican Republic

Curtis and I have finalized our plans this week for our vacation to a warm destination. Here are some pictures of where we sill be staying. We have book a room with a kitchen in it so we can do some of our meals. I get tired of eating out. The Dominican is also close to Purto Rico so we plan to take the ferry there and spend a day. We like to see as much as we can because who knows if we will ever get back. There is lots of the world we would like to see so we don't go to the same place twice. It will be 2 years in March since we were in Hawaii and I am in need of a vacation.