Monthly archives: December, 2011

Christmas 2011

Great christmas and a two very excited boys. Noah & Ezra have really been very excited in a genuine way this season. Not about presents, but about the presence of it all. Its very refreshing to see their joy and outlook on the season.   As always. we took a ton of photos. Here are some of…

Advent: 22 and 23

On the 22 we played and sang some Christmas carols. Nothing like trying to play the piano with a squirmy toddler on each side and a cat in your lap. We had fun though, even if Noah kept turn the pages of my music book in the middle of the song. On the 23 we…

Advent: 19, 20, and 21

We’ve still been doing our advent calendar, just don’t have pictures of monday or tuesday. Monday we went to the local frozen yogurt shop and tried the holiday flavored yogurt. It was eggnog and we put a little crushed candy cane on top. It was yummy! We had friends join us which was a lot…


On this cold and gloomy day we let the boys have hot cocoa with marshmallows. They enjoyed it a lot. Noah’s main goal was just to get the marshmallows though and he ended up a little messy. 🙂


We went to watch our church’s living nativity Saturday night. The best part of any living nativity is the animals of course! This year there were three baby goats! The boys loved them, and the donkey, Ezra always loves the donkeys.

First Dentist Appointment

The boys had their first dentist appointment last month. It went really well. Daddy walked them through the process the night before, and they were excited to meet Dr. Karen. She showed them how to brush their teeth, did a quick exam and cleaning. Ezra seemed to enjoy the whole process. Noah was a little…

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a nice quiet Thanksgiving this year. We hosted for the first time and everything turned out great. We had lots of fun with Papa, Gamma, and Great Aunt Sherri. The boys made pine cone turkeys the day before and when they saw me cooking the turkey, they went and cooked their pine cone…


We watched the Polar Express and nibbled on this yummy White Chocolate Peppermint popcorn bark. (Okay the boys watched about the first 45 minutes before the sugar kicked in and proceeded to run around spinning and jumping like crazy.)

Advent 15 – Zoo lights

We spent todays advent enjoying some zoo lights.

Funny Quotes – IV

Wow it has been a long time without a post about the silly things the boys say! Hope this brings a smile to your face. 🙂 There is a key that doesn’t work on the piano. Ezra, “Daddy needs change batteries.” “More shopping and then Death.” – Ezra (halloween display featuring Death at the grocery…


We made gram cracker houses for day 14 of advent. We had some construction issues so they ended up looking more like bunkers, but fun was had and way too much sugar was consumed.


Today’s advent activity was to deliver all the goodies we’ve been making. I delivered some earlier in the day to a couple of people, and we were supposed to deliver to a few neighbors tonight. We got all ready to go and then noticed it was pouring down rain. Since we own no rain gear…


Last night we set out to make sugar cookies. It wasn’t going so well so I finished up the rolling and cutting out by myself. We then waited until tonight to do the decorating. Which was met with much enthusiasm and tears. Three year olds can be a tad emotional!


Visit Santa! The boys went to a local Santa who volunteers his time to collect food for the food bank. The boys answered every question he asked with “3!” (Noah holds up four fingers, while Ezra holds up three.) Guess we are stuck on our age right now.