Thursday, January 19, 2012

More snow!

More snow days! It Alyssa hasn't got to school all week and I don't think she will go tomorrow, but we have had a lot of fun playing in the snow because we know it won't last long. Last night it rained and not all the snow is iced over so it is not as much fun and all the trees that were heavy with snow are breaking from being frozen. one hit our roof last night, but I don't think there was any damage.
I decided to take advantage of the snow and take some Christmas pictures in January, the time line won't matter in the scrapbook.

Three little stinkers all in a row.
Caleb went behind the tree and shook it so the snow fell down on the girls, I was hoping it would fall on their heads more.
We made a giant snowman in our yard, Caleb and I had to put the middle ball on a folding chair and lift it because it was so heavy.

Monday, January 16, 2012


I really didn't think there would be any snow this year, just rain, but I was delighted when we woke up one morning to SNOW!! The girls were so excited and started to get ready to go out at 7:30, but I made them wait till 8:30, and even though there was barely an inch of snow they had a great time.
We went over to a friends house and went sledding on their 'hill' which was maybe 3 feet tall, but they didn't care.

I told the girls to smile nice and this is what I got, I guess I should be grateful they sat still at all.

Snow angles!

After playing with friends we went inside for a hot chocolate break and then it was back out into the snow. We built an awesome snowman which the girls decided was Mrs. Claus because she had eye brows.

Then we went to a slightly bigger hill for more sledding. I thought the hill would be all torn up because it is practically the only hill in the neighborhood but no one else had touched it. Caleb was on his way home from a weekend in Portland but he showed up for the last 5 minutes.

The next day Caleb took the girls sledding again in the morning and then they played in the front of our house for another hour and a half after lunch. I thought they would be sick of snow by now but Alyssa said "I can't wait to play in the snow tomorrow" when I was putting her to bed, unfortunately she is back to school tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Alyssa 6th Birthday

My little girl turned 6 this year (if you add her birth date together 1-11-12 (1+1+1+1+2=6) it equals 6, awesome). Someone at school told her about smiley eyes and so she wouldn't give me a normal smile. We just had a classic birthday at our house, I thought of a few games and thought that it would be enough...wrong! my games lasted an hour and then we had to fill the rest of the time trying to think of games, but the kids had fun and I don't think they noticed.
The first activity was crazy balloon frenzy, the kids just went cray playing with the balloons waiting for the guests to arrive.

After the initial chaos we decorated tails for 'pin the tail on the donkey'

Duck, duck, goose
Playing freeze tag outside
Megan froze in silly ways
Making necklaces
musical chairs with alyssa's favorite songs 'dancing queen' and 'mama mia' by abba
Of course there was cake
Alyssa wanted an ice cream cake with her name written on it and whatever my baby wants my baby gets! there is chocolate ice cream on the inside, yum

Hello Kitty is Alyssa's favorite character at the moment
Mom and dad got her a new bike because she has already out grown the one I bought her last year for her birthday! I'm glad that she had the smaller bike while she was learning to ride without training wheels, but it was time for an upgrade.
Megan was a stinker all week because she wanted it to be her birthday, she has six whole months to wait!