Friday, November 26, 2010

Trimming the Tree

It is tradition at our house to put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. We had two little helpers this year who seemed more interested in pulling things off than putting them on :) Actually, Jane was a really good helper putting lights and ornaments on the tree--she just wanted all the ornaments in one spot. She also had a blast with the stockings (gotta give her credit for putting stockings where they really belong).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Snow of the Season

Last night my parents were kind enough to watch the kids while Trent and I went to Harry Potter 7 (part one). It was nice to have a night out, but when we got out of the movie, it was a blizzard!!! We drove home going 30 mph max and were surprised that the closer we got to our house, the more snow there was. Trent shoveled the driveway so we wouldn't have to in the morning and then we went to bed.
Much to our surprise, this is what we saw this morning:18 inches of snow!!! It was awesome! Good thing Trent cleared the driveway last night. . .now we have 5 inches less to shovel off! But no worries, he had help.Grant isn't so sure about snow. I think he'll warm up to it but he was not ready to rush into anything today.Trent, however, seemed to have reverted back to his 8 yr old self. He built a sledding ramp in the front yard and sent our kids (as well as the neighbor kids) down it.Then he took to making a snowman. Truly a clever fellow (yes those are bed wheels for buttons and silly pipe for a mouth). While I always hope for a white Christmas, who would have thought we'd get a white Thanksgiving?!?!Just for comparisons sake, here is Grant standing next to the snow.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tom Turkey

Just now, Jane and I were talking about Thanksgiving.

She says: At Thanksgiving, do we eat Tom Turkey?
Me: yep
Jane: yes we do. But first some things have to come off.
Me: What things have to come off?
Jane: His head and eyes and wings and hat and feet.
Me: (wide eyed-- not sure where my little girl learned how to clean a dead turkey) uh. . . yeah, I guess so. . .

What are they teaching my kid in preschool?!?!?!