Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Sven from Sveeden"

Today we took my sister to the Olympic time trials in Park City.  I had never been to an event like this but was captivated!  It’s one thing to see ski aerials on TV but  another to be there in person. 
Blake was decked out in his new sunglasses for the first time.  We could not get over ourselves!  We were laughing so hard.  He put on those sunglasses, put his hands in his pockets and began to strut!  He knew he looked cool.  We started to call him Sven from Sweden.  So entertaining. 
And leave it to Park City to build a whole play area for the kids and booths to keep them entertained.  

Friday, December 27, 2013

Do you want to build a snowman?

My sister and I took Louie to the movie, Frozen.  I think we LOVED IT and he just really liked it.  The voices were incredible.  20 minutes into the show, my sister is looking online to see who they are.  Well of course, one of the voices is Elphaba from Wicked.  And the other was Kristen Bell.  Who knew she had a voice???  It was excellent and totally set up for Broadway in the future.  So of course the next day, Louie wants to build Olaf the snowman.  Well, our snow wasn’t packing too well that day and he turned out on the small side.  But cute nonetheless!  And not to be missed in the picture, Stormfly and Toothless (Blake’s dragons) were placed as close as possible.  

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Ohhhh, Louie and Blake were up EARLY today!  I don’t think the sun was up yet.  Somehow Cody and I rallied to make breakfast and break open a Diet Coke. Even Grandma Marcy had a Coke.  The boys were running around in their jammies waiting to open presents while we got breakfast on the table.
 Yesterday, I found this yummy breakfast recipe that included chopped up cinnamon rolls, eggs, cream and butter.  I figured any dish with those four ingredients would be deserving on a Christmas morning for breakfast.  It was divine.  I think this might be a repeat for next year.  
After breakfast, we opened a few gifts while waiting for our cousins to join us.  Blake loved all his new DRAGONS.  And Louie was delighted that Santa did remember the T-Rex after all!   Blake was a little confused why ALL the presents under the tree weren’t for him? We had to coax several presents out of his hands and redirect him to his dragons!  We came close to a few botched surprises for the cousins.
 Marcy prepared a delicious Christmas lunch with beef tenderloin and ham this year.  Afterwards, we opened stockings from Grandma Marcy and then gifts from our cousins.  Louie could not be more pleased with his green candy cane.  

 This is an attempt at a panoramic picture of a few of us opening gifts on my phone.  

 We had a very Merry Christmas this year!  It's always surprising to me out of ALL the gifts that the boys received, they truly just hold onto the one thing they asked for in their letters to Santa.  Louie loved his T-Rex.  And Blake loved his dragons.  Note to self!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Our boys have been talking about making snow angels, building snowmen and skiing since Halloween.  They couldn't be more excited to jump into the fluff!
Ready to pounce the snow!
Ready to pounce Blake!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

So Grown UP

Blake has a fetish with dinosaurs now.  Sometimes he will ROAR in response to questions.  We have to kindly remind him to turn off his inner dinosaur and use his words.  He also invents words to sing his dinosaur songs.  Such as…”Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, ROAR, ROAR, ROAR, ROAR, ROAR, ROAR, ROAR, ROAR, ROAR.  Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs ROAR, ROAR, ROAR all through the town.  He even incorporates them into familiar stories, “Dinosaur, Dinosaur.  What do you see?  I see a dinosaur looking at me.”  And of course as a previous teacher, I am elated to hear the familiar rhyme of Brown Bear, Brown Bear.  What do you see?  In this photo he is ROARING as I am trying to get him to smile.  No such luck.
 In my further attempt to get a picture of my baby "all grown up" I realize (as usual) I need to go with the flow and embrace it.  So in my baby's "all grown up" photo, there are his dinosaurs of which he could not be more proud.  Surprisingly, there are only two dinosaurs... usually there are at least four... two for each hand.  Today must have been a light day. 

Eventually, I did sneak a quick pic as he was telling me all about his dinosaurs.  Such a happy boy in the world of dinosaurs!

Monday, December 9, 2013

So Excited about Santa...Maybe.

Yep, it's Santa Claus!

Just going to keep on walking...your turn Ludie (Louie).
 Louie and Santa.  Louie made a red paper airplane for Santa.  And Santa had a gift for Louie and his sick dog, Murphy. 
Now Blake's turn.  Just keeping a few feet distance but really wants that present.  Walking back and forth... not sure.  Finally, goes in with a safety
We eventually get a "thanksh!" from Blake.
Merry Christmas!