Monday, December 15, 2008


Wahoo! I took Leilani to Chaprral Ice (an indoor ice rink) to experience "snow" for the first time today! We went with our mom's group, it was so much fun. Basically they scrape up the top layer of the ice rink into a huge pile of snow for the kids to play in. It was about 8 to 12 inches deep in places and about 20 feet in diameter. Leilani wasn't so sure to start with, but really enjoyed herself. She was ready to go in about 35 minutes. Thankfully Grandpa came to watch Orion (off the ice), he's not quite ready for snow yet. I don't know that Leilani would like living where there is LOTS of snow, like I did. This should fill her quota just fine. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

family time

I have not blogged in a while, we have been SO busy around here! I opened my new office, but I will make a separate post for that! :)
I have lots of recent family pics to share... may I just say I LOVE late fall right before Christmas, its my favorite time of year. I am glad the kids are enjoying the weather, we all love being outside right now.
Leilani saw this moon a couple weeks ago and said "Mommy, the moon is dirty!" sigh, kids say the cutest things.

Sunday, Russ hung Christmas lights on the house while the kids and I played in the leaves and in the park across the street. Leilani and Orion have never played in a large pile of leaves, ever. There is something so wrong about that! They LOVED it!

We make sure our kids know the value of manual labor, even Orion pitched in! ;)

Hmmmm which rock will taste better, I think I'll try both just in case.

Leilani was "supervising" Daddy hanging lights.

Tonight we started our Family Christmas Tree... I thought it would be fun to make and then bring out every year. Tomorrow Leilani will paint the lights and ornaments on it. I'll post a finished picture when its complete. Its our hand prints on a stretched canvas. Russell's and my hands are on the bottom, then Leilani's and Orion's hands at the top. Cheesy I know, but I love kids hand prints, they grow so fast!