Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Years in the Northwoods!

We were lucky enough to spend New Years up on the Gunflint with the Young side of the family.  Even the Hawaiian cousins loved the snow! The first day the high temp for the day was below zero but luckily the next day it was a little better. The cold didn't stop the kids!

 Harrison went out cross country skiing. He's only done it a few times but did really well!

 Q stuck to sledding but made it up the hill about a 100 times!
 H also tried out some snow shoes!

 All the winter fun worked up an appetite.  We all had Raclette for the first time.  It is a traditional Swiss meal served after skiing in the alps. There is a special grill placed in the middle of the table to grill sausages.  Under it there are places to melt raclette cheese to pour on potatoes.  Fun and delish!
 A little bubbly for the kids table!

 We had our first breakfast of 2015 at Trail Center restaurant where the kids got pancakes "bigger than their heads"!

 We got home to enjoy the last few days of Christmas break.  Harrison had some school friends over (Carter, Max, and Solomon).
 Q had fun using her new easy bake oven she got from her Uncle.  In case you can't tell, those are Red Velvet Cupcakes with pink sprinkles.  Her Elsa doll liked them.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Best Christmas Ever!

Having kids that are 6 and 3 might make for the perfect Christmas!  They were so excited and just loved every part of the holiday season...decorating, baking cookies, the lights...of course the presents!  
 Both of the kids even like the Christmas Eve children's service at church. It is a "Build Your Own Nativity". Q chose to be an Angel and H a shepherd.

 Our little elves!

Finally they get to tear into the gifts!
Yes! A magic kit and complete outfit!
 Exhausted from all the festivities!
 All ready for Santa!
 They must have been on the nice list!

 More presents!

 Prime rib for Christmas dinner...mighty good!
 One more day of celebrating.  Christmas Crackers with cousin Natalie!

December 2014

Nothing kicks off the Christmas season like a visit to Santa!  Q used all her courage to sit with him.  On her list...a dolly.  H was all ready with his list...a snowboard, Legos, Science kit, and a magic kit.
 Matt's labor of love has been building a rink in our backyard.  Harrison has loved it and Q tries really hard to keep up!
Q had her first visit to Doctor Bob. Everything looks good!

 Just a cute pic so had to include it! Gotta love a girl in burberry.

 Harrison was goalie this week and was pretty excited.

Monday, December 1, 2014

November 2014

Harrison and I were able to enjoy an afternoon lunch date.  (He did inform me he was too young to date though!) Love this kid!

Harrison has been doing chess club on Friday's before school. He loves it and it is amazing how quickly he has picked it!
The only two people happy about the early snowfall!

Quinn's fashion sense continues to wow so many ways!  Little did we know that Harrison's hockey games are official royal engagements!
 Getting ready for Thanksgiving! My little helper!

 My college roommates and I got together at Choo-Choo Bob's in our old St. Thomas neighborhood to celebrate Ander Kelly's 2nd birthday!  Fun to see all the kids together!
Q's first Movie!  Penguin's of Madagascar!
 In line for Santa!  Harrison was excited and Q worked really hard to work up the courage to sit on Santa's lap and ask him for a new princess doll.
 First picture with Santa where Q isn't crying!  She was very brave because I know she was very unsure about it.