Friday, December 24, 2010

"You'll shoot Your Eye Out"

We kicked off our christmas break with a trip to the children's Theatre to see A Christmas Story. The kids loved it. Ron and I's favorite moment was when Quinn asked him.."we get to open presents tomorrow night, right??" Gotta love a 7 year old's random thoughts

An Afternoon at the Spa

Quinn's friend C had her 7th birthday party. Stopped at Bonfire on Grand Ave for lunch and then headed out to the MOA- amazingly we found a great parking spot. Our destination: the Scoops Kids Spa. Very cute and the girls had so much fun. Manis,pedis, glitter tattoos and ice cream.. Happy birthday Miss C!!

Dancing fun

Quinn's dance school had a mini Christmas presentation. They danced to two songs and then exchanged presents..All the girls looked so pretty in their holiday finest

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!!

The past three days of school have been all about fun and games..not much academics taking place. The kids both had their class Christmas parties.They were loaded down with teacher gifts and prayer partner gifts, Secret Santa gifts, and snow gear too.. looked like sherpas!! Since I was at Q's Halloween party I went to Cooper's Christmas..I managed to take 2 whole pictures because I was part of the sweatshop..I mean ornament making station...The hour flew by.. barely talked to my kiddo but had sun helping them all make their ornaments..I'm sure he apreciated that I was there..ha ha ha! I managed to go to Quinn's room just in time to take my "awesome" class new camera is still confounding might help if I would actually read the instruction booklet. Quinnie had her eyes closed..oh well..

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lunch Bunch Christmas Style

Yes, I know it is blurry..that's what happens when you let a five year old take the picture! Plus, one of the moms(Steph) was not there.. Hoping I can get a nonblurry pic from one of the other gals...I have met some really great girls at the gym over the last year and we started to do a lunch bunch gathering after class 2-3 times a month in has been fun getting to know everyone better...we are all moms and all our kids are at different schools but we still seem to have oodles to talk about..and lots of laughter is always involved.

Pre-Christmas Concert Required Photos

The kids christmas concert at school was this past Thursday night..Fun to watch..and under an hour and a year it was 2.5 hours!! Fun to see all of the kids dressed up. The school band played and one kid did an awesome violin solo. Of course, we didn't bring the camera with the long lens and Quinn was front row center which would have made for some great photo ops.... I was proud of Cooper too because he actually sang and not just lip synched like he and a bunch of his friends did last year.

Think We're Good Now

Yep, think we are all good for snow..we had a giant snowstorm in early December..of course my husband was at work (how convienent) I even had to snowblow for the first time ever..I don't really feel the need to do it again any time soon. The snow just kept falling and falling..some schools were cancelled..not ours of course..which after two days pretty much trapped in the house they were ready for school on Monday. Mom was ready too. We have a giant mountain of snow in our street which the kids think is the coolest thing ever..although if we get another huge snowfall soon I don't know where they will put it....

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Wow! I have not blogged since Halloween..where did November go??Guess I will have to blog bullet list style.

We've enjoyed a relatively quiet November. Fall sports have ended so we have been able to have lots of time for the kids to have friends over and for sleepovers.

I had a fun girls night out that involved 25 moms and a party bus and a few shopping/lunch dates with girlfriends. Being talked in to doing a duathalon with a friend..maybe that will give me some motivation..Since it has been sooo cold I want to hunker down in my house.

Ron has had some social time with the guys and Wild and Vikings games...I've noticed that now that the kids are older our social lives are getting a bit more active. He is also getting certified in scuba diving. He loves it and is wishing he had done it years ago.. I will stay on land thank you very much.

My Christmas shopping is 90% completed. yay!!!! Christmas cards are ready to be mailed...feeling I can breathe a bit easier.

Cooper is still into cartooning and creating his own comic books. Making tons of Lego creations and of course Madden '11 and hanging with his neighbor buddy Jaxon..also he can't wait to be outside in the snow. Sledding or "surf sledding" is his favorite. He has had fun going to some Vikings games with Dad and met his new travel soccer team so is excited to start his winter soccer academy.

Quinn is all about her American girl dolls and art art art. She loves to draw, use clay and paint, perler beads, make beaded jewelry etc. She has been able to have playdates and is quite a social butterfly. She is reading chapter books and is loving school...the classes, her friends, her teachers..Hope it always stays that way. she is looking foward to participating in her schools swim team after Christmas and maybe try tennis again.

We spent Thanksgiving in SD with Ron's family...had a wonderful meal and we celebrated Christmas too. We definately have a lot to be thankful for.

Decmber is looking to be a busy month so my goal is to keep up with blogging lots of post so I can complete my 2010 Blurb blog book..try saying that fast three times...