Monday, December 31, 2012

Emery laughs

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So Emery is one!  I didn't post on her birthday...I don't think.  I can't remember now.  But she is one. She is beautiful.  She is smart.  She is walking.  She is babbling.  We all love her lots and lots.  And she loves to laugh. 

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Christmas

 We had a really relaxing Christmas this year.  It was great.  We had Rob's brother Duncan over to spend the day with us so that was a lot of fun.  The kids love having family over!  It snowed a ton a day or two before Christmas so there was lots of snow to play in.  So we went sledding after nap time on Christmas.  It was a lot of fun.  The kids are still a little young for sledding down hills, I think they prefer just being dragged around in our backyard on a sled.  But it was still fun.  Then they wanted to play on the playground.  Then we went home to warm up.  It was a great day and I think the kids enjoyed all of the presents they got. 

 This was a free carriage ride we went on the Friday before Christmas.  We got there 15 minutes before they started so that we could go first and then go home because it was really cold outside.  Well, the carriages were about 30 minutes late, so we were waiting for about 45 minutes for them to get there.  Luckily there was music to entertain us.  But the kids were cold.  But we made it.  And it was fun.  Then as we were walking to our car, Zac and Sadie were in tears because they were so cold.  I'm sure we looked really cool.  ha ha.

 The kids loved putting up and taking down the nativities that we have.

 I love how Sadie set it up.  With everyone looking right at baby Jesus.  It is perfect!

 Christmas morning...i didn't take many pictures, but here is Emery in some antlers.

 Zac looking through his stocking.  The poor kid was feeling sick all day...he pretty much just took it easy and laid down all day.  But he made sure to eat lots of candy.

 Sadie was a good helper of opening gifts.  

 Us going sledding.  This picture doesn't show it but there was plenty of snow to sled.

 Sadie had a blast!

 Sadie went all the way down the huge hill instead of stopping after our little hill.  I went down to help her back up so she didn't get run over by the other sledders.

 Emery even gave it a try.

 And Duncan.

 Then the kids wanted to go play on the playground. They had fun...I mean we all had fun.

 This thing was really fun.

 crossing the bridge in snow gear is kinda hard.

 And sadie got curlers in her stocking.  I remember wearing these when I was young.  So fun.

All curled and ready for the day! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Zac with the camera

Today, I was trying to get some cleaning done.  Rob brought the carpet cleaner in from the shed so I could clean the spot where Emery threw up on Christmas Eve.  I got it all set up and filled with water and soap.  I turned it on and the water was not working.  The carpet was dry.  So I spent a good long while taking it apart and trying to figure it out...which I didn't.   What I didn't know until I downloaded the pictures from my camera to the computer was that Zac was photographing the whole thing.  ha ha.  I don't know why I thought this was so funny, but I was laughing as I clicked through and looked at all of the pictures.  Here are a few favorites.  (because there were like 50...how did I not notice that he was taking these???)

 The first time turning it on...

 Hmm...the floor isn't wet.

 Here comes Emery to investigate...

 What is wrong with this thing??

 This has got to be my favorite picture.  ha ha.  He is sitting on the couch with his legs crossed relaxing, while the rest of us are in the background trying to figure things out.  

 Emery probably did something silly.

 Our snowflake garland.

 Zac's new car track thing that sticks to the wall.

 Still trying to figure things out...

 Maybe it is something under there.

Another attempt.  No good. I will have to let Rob look at it.  Until then, I won't put my face on the floor where Emery threw up.  :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Grandma comes to town

 Yeah...we went to the church history museum again.  It was still fun for the kids.  And it was awesome because we were literally the only people in the children's section for a long time.  So we could do whatever we wanted.

 Fishing with Grandma.

 Zac loved the garden.  He spent a good long time here.

 Sadie and I enjoyed some dancing together.

 Emery hung out at the garden.

 Then my mom got in on the dancing action.  Check out that skirt swirl.  Pretty sweet!

 And again...Sadie is trying to swirl hers, but hers is too short.  ha ha

 Checking out the lights.

 Grandma made the kids a fun fort.  They loved it.

And of course, how can we have a visit from grandma without sickness.  This was Sadie one morning at breakfast.  Poor girl.  Sleeping with the barf bucket.  ha ha

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The rest of our Thanksgiving (in pictures)

 Story time

 Rob and Grandpa playing guitar together

 Sadie and Grandma gluing flowers to a hat.

 Swinging at the park.

 Tetherball

 Emery enjoying her first oreo.

 Making rolo pretzel treats.

 They were delicious!

 Emery got pounded in the face with a football.  She was really tough though!

 Playing red rover!

 There was a lot of this going on.

Mini golfing.  The bathtub hole was a favorite.

 Playing air hockey.

 The kids waiting for the parade.

Rob got a black eye playing indoor soccer with his brothers.  THis is what he looked like when we got home.  Then some people came to look at the apartment downstairs.  I told him he better tell them he doesn't always look like this.  Ha ha.