I thought a nice photo montage could sum up our holiday:Isaac helped Lincoln and his preschool class sing Rudolph at the Missoula Carousel. And a visit from Santa! We got some amazing gifts from our amazing friends! Thanks, Caitlin and Kath! Link loves his little art set and Ike loves his Harry Potter set. :)
Posted by Holly at 3:47 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IKEY BUG!
We love you so much, big 7-year-old boy.Snuggin and watching a movie Sharing cupcakes with his class . . . and he gets the first bite!
Posted by Holly at 3:20 PM
One of our most favorite yearly traditions is to hunt for our very own Christmas tree. In past Decembers we have had to choose from a selection of Charlie-Brownesque trees, although we never minded. However, this year--our first foray into Montana woods--we were awed by the selection of picture-perfect trees! It wasn't hard to find one, although of course we still dragged it out for suspense-building earning points (not to mention to burn a few after-Thanksgiving calories ;).We enjoyed some hot chocolate--still hot--before heading out Num! We found our tree! At Missoula's tree-lighting parade later that night Link was fascinated by the tree! He had quite an eye for ornament placement and kept moving them around until he deemed it perfect (and I didn't even have to reshuffle any when he was done :).
Posted by Holly at 1:40 PM
Thanksgiving this year happened to fall on Jed's birthday! (no, not the other way around :). And we were pleased as punch to be joined by Lisa/Jer/Suz/Ani and our Auntie Caitlin. I think Jed is pretty used to having pie in lieu of b-day cake. But heck, why not?We loved the snow! Made for fun sledding outings and x-skiing in the streets. Gotta bundle 'em up! Birthday pie! Besides, who else gets to choose from four tasty treats on their special day? Cutie girls Cookin' together in the kitchen was the funnest part! And the kids treated us to a special concert. Thanks for coming to be with us, Lisa and fam! We love and miss you guys!
Posted by Holly at 1:28 PM
Our last hike of fall mysteriously morphed into a full-fledged Rogers Potter adventure!(Love this wand shot purely for the motion) Ron and Harry, in the Chamber of Forest Secrets, contemplate their next move Dumble-Dad and Harry decode a message Her-Mommy (Hermoine) brandishes her wand to ward off an attack from You-Know-Who!
Posted by Holly at 10:33 AM
Halloween was just one big, fat party all weekend! First the boys had parties and wore their costumes to school on Friday. . . and that night we had a party at our house . . .Isaac is Kurt from The Sound of Music and Link was a turtle (even though Isaac's pal Clara was a cowgirl for Halloween, for our party on Friday night she dressed like Brigitta from The Sound of Music to partner up with Isaac! :) The kids had a ball wrapping up their parents as Mummies! Here is Mummified Mary wrapped up by Clara and Link. Rick was bound by Ikey and Greyson And poor faceless Aki was blinded by Alex and Grace! I was a kitty (though my tail was misplaced. . .) And the winner for best costume goes to. . . . Yep! You guessed it! We had a surprise appearance by Napoleon Dynamite! (as much as Jed does look like Napoleon, his impersonations are even better!) When Lincoln announced earlier in the month that he wanted to be a turtle, I was ecstatic that he could wear an old frog costume I had sewn for Isaac when he was that age. All I needed was a shell. Thanks to the local Goodwill store, I found a pet bed with a perfect turtle design on the back, and after hastily sewing on elastic bands to go around his arms, voila! (I was pretty excited about it, anyway :) . . . Saturday night was another party at Clara's house! And finally trick-or-treating on Halloween! Phew! The boys and their haul . . . this pretty much sums up our crazy, exhausting, spooky, but fun Halloween weekend!
Posted by Holly at 9:14 AM