Friday, December 31, 2010

A Warmer Day

The weather is warming, and so our Christmas snow is finally melting. We took advantage of the warm weather to venture outside, and try to build a snowman.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Everyone was excited to open Christmas gifts this morning, and we were quite thankful the kids had gone back to sleep until 6:30am. We're not sure how many more years we can convince them to stay in bed on Christmas morning.

Arthur was quite excited to play with his new marble game, and the girls loved dressing up in their new butterfly wings.

And then we played outside in the snow, glad to have a white Christmas.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Grandma and Grandpa stopped by today to exchange Christmas presents with us.

The kids were most excited by their new dolls, which look like them. Coraline decided she and her doll needed pig tails today.

And then kids decided on names for their dolls - Paul Bunyan, Frosty the Snowman, and Sugarplum.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Arthur's Name, part II

Arthur was just glowing today when he learned he could write his whole name. We're thrilled that he's interested in writing!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Betty's Drawing

We think this might have been a self-portrait.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Betty's Creation

Betty was quite proud of the block man she made today!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snow Storm

The other day we had our first big snow storm for the season. Erin's had a few cancelled school days, and the kids have had delayed openings all week. It wasn't quite enough to make snowmen out of, but everyone loved collecting icicles to suck on and snow chunks to throw.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Arthur's Name

Arthur surprised us today by deciding to learn how to write his name. I had been trying to get him to learn this for months, but he insisted just "A" was good enough for him. We still have to remind him which letters come next, but he is doing a great job putting them in order!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

New Hair Cut

Today we caught Coraline trying to give Betty a haircut. Luckily this is all she snipped off.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Caroling and a New Train

This is the triplets' version of caroling. So if you hear them walking in your neighborhood, be sure to cover your ears and lock the doors.

And today the kids also opened up their early Christmas present - a new train to go under the Christmas tree!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sweeney Todd, Snowman

Arthur has been obsessed with Paul Bunyan. Now this has carried over to his drawings, in which his snowmen always need to be axe-wielding snowmen.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Christmas Tree Farm

Today we headed out to pick out our Christmas tree, before the first snowstorm hit. We walked around in the cold, admiring each of the trees, before finally settling on one (that turned out to be larger than we had planned, once we got it home)