Friday, February 10, 2012

New Blog

Starting a new blog...filled this one up!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Emmett hits the slopes!

Emmett skiing with daddy.
Trying to upload more pictures from today but just found out I have used up all my storage space! We'll figure something out and let you know.

Monday, January 23, 2012


I love that this is what the inside of my van looked liked this morning! Today we got new snow, all three boys and I were home by 10:30 (Caleb stayed home because he had a fever yesterday) and we went snowshoeing and ice skating over at camp before lunch!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I guess I have been taking a lot of pictures of Emmett lately! This one is just funny because he loves putting his hands in his pockets. He does not want to wear gloves and says "I put them in my pockets." Sure enough, he walks to the car like this and sits in his car seat like this. He fell asleep on the way home from church, we carried him in and his hands were STILL in his pockets. Luckily if we are spending any length of time outside I can convince him to put his gloves on.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

trying to keep emmett busy

Emmett has been very busy these days! We have had a few really cold days so going outside hasn't really been an option for getting out some of his energy. We have done a lot of painting instead. He really enjoys it and also enjoys the bath that usually follows!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My little lumberjack

Here is Emmett watching a show on the computer, chainsaw and all! Caleb and Jackson wanted me to point out his little crossed feet.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Downhill skiing take one!

With an early dismissal for Caleb (and 40 degree weather!) it was the perfect day to take the big guys to the ski hill for their first (free) ski lesson. Emmett stayed home with a babysitter but Angie told me he has to come next time! Ah! Angie is a friend from church with a passion for teaching kids to ski and she was the perfect teacher for our boys. They spent a few minutes inside learning all about their equipment first.

Making pizzas.

Angie is pulling them with a ski pole to get them over to the tow rope.


Angie held Jackson on the tow rope the first time. He was a little more timid for sure, but he kept saying he just wanted to do it himself! He eventually did and did well. He wasn't able to last as long as Caleb, but we were so proud of him!



Caleb was a quick learner. He was going up on the tow rope by himself and learning how to turn and slow himself down. I think Angie would have wanted them to ski a little more, but we were done. I know you all really want to see videos, so here are the best I got...sorry Jackson's is all shaky!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Another winter sport...

This morning we tried out cross country skiing. There were a lot of smiles...

...but also a lot of falls! These guys have been so good about trying all these new things. On Monday we head to the ski hill for a downhill ski lesson!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Indoor soccer

We got a call from a friend tonight at 6pm letting us know that there was an indoor soccer group (for 6yrs and up) starting up tonight at 7pm in town. With our love for soccer we quickly packed up the kids and headed to town. Caleb wasn't very excited at first but had such a great time and poor Jackson was just wishing he was old enough to play! Oh, and the best part is that each time it meets it costs $1. Yes, you read that right, $1. I love this place!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Winter Fun!

Skating on the lake. Practice, practice, practice.

We had a fun Strom broomball game tonight. I think Emmett will be quite the player with so many years of practice ahead of him!

And of course Kevin was giving sled rides!