Archive for December, 2007

All I want for Christmas….

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Is my two front teeth!

We’re now calling Elliot “Fang” instead of “Buster” – it just seems to suit him better.

Hey baby it’s cold outside!

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

It snowed here, a lot actually, and then we had a few days of icy rain to crust over the top, and then a day of rain, and another of icy rain, and now we have some low flat white stuff that used to be snow that crunches really loudly when you walk on it. It’s nice.

I bought Lauren her first sled last weekend. It’s green and orange and yellow plastic and she LOVES it. We took her on a flat ride (aka dragging the kids on the sled) down the trail that comes to the edge of our yard – about 1/3 mile away there is a sledding hill that’s great. Just big enough for the big kids to do stupid things and small enough for Lauren.

She didn’t want to sled though. So Ryan and I took turns sledding down the hills with Elliot on our laps. He’d get all excited at the top and bottom of the hill, and bounced and yelled, “uh uh uh uh uh!” at the end of each run. I’m guessing his eyes were wide each time he went down.

But then he got cold, and I took him home. Lauren and Ryan stayed out for a long time though, and they did some “ice skating” (the trail was as slick as an ice rink) and finally Ryan convinced Lauren to ride down the big hill holding on to his back. She had more fun telling the bigger kids to “ready? GO!” than actually riding the sled, but I’m sure by the end of winter she’ll be enjoying that too.

We didn’t get any pictures, but we will next time.


Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Does this make you all hot and bothered?