I made the children some sidewalk paint and they had a great time painting the side walk. Even Edith got into it!
Monday, December 24, 2012
We made gingerbread men from Santa like we have done before (2010 - we did do it in 2011, but someone forgot to blog about it...)
WARNING: Gingerbread Men were harmed during the making of these cookies.
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!! But Edith turned one on December 15th. She definitely completes our family and we wouldn't be without her! She loves to cuddle and smile and laughs often. Most often you will find her following her big brother and sister. Its the three of them against the world! :)
|Our giggly girl|
|She can stand on her own after pulling up with help. (Although, not two days later she went from sitting to standing with no assistance.)|
|She got her birthday party outfit from a friend in KY when she was born!|
|I think its time for a birthday nap!|
|According to Eleanor, Edith wanted a pink heart cake with pink icing.|
|Big Bro and Sis helping her blow out the candles. Edith helped herself to the cake.|
|Yeah, it was good.|
Santa brought the family a tent for Christmas. Its a two room canvas tent with a sunroom. We set it up in the backyard while the kids were napping one Sunday afternoon and they had moved in about 10 minutes after waking up! We think we will really enjoy taking it out and having some family time in nature.
|playing in their room. They had set up bed and were "napping" ;)|
|In the front room|
We bought a small canoe and Andrew has taken both kids out on occasion to go down the local river. Eleanor went out and there were no problems and they got down the river just fine. When it was Marshall's turn there were some sticks blocking the way and instead of running into them Daddy banked the canoe. Unfortunately, it came down with a bang and got a small hole that needed some tape that was unavailable at the time. :) So the hiked it outta there and the girls and I met them after some serious bush whacking!
|At the beginning, ready to go|
|Not too sure about this|
|Down the track we go|
|Riding on the Fire Truck with Santa. If you look carefully past Edith, that's Eleanor.|
The second time we saw him was at Five Rivers Playgroup.
|Marshall and Edith sitting and looking at Santa|
|Marshall getting his treat|
|Eleanor actually voluntarily walked up to get hers!! (She did have to watch a lot of kids get theirs first!)|
|Our little sand eater!|
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The kids learned a song at Preschool called Fire Truck" (click to listen). For the summer we got a Fire Truck from the Toy Library. After Daddy did some cleaning and fixing the truck works great and the kids have a great time putting out fires. We even lit a camp fire in the back yard one evening and they got to help Daddy put it out. (Andrew had the big hose.) Here they are in action.
|Not sure why Edith is being transported, but one looks happy :)|
|Watching the heros|
|Oh, you really just wanted drink?|
When its windy Bob and Andrew don't fly. They do other jobs like truck or plane maintance or have the day off. A couple of weeks ago it was windy day and Daddy washed the trucks. The kids and I made some morning tea and walked over to the yard to share with Daddy and see the trucks. This is one of Marshall's favorite things to do! We ate on the back of the transporter and then they got to get in the cab.
|This is what Marshall does when you ask him to look at the camera and smile.|
|Edith and self portrait of Andrew|