Saturday, February 8, 2014

Winter Fun

Barry is an ice fishing fanatic. You can read all about it in this post. His favorite fishing spot is Henry's Lake. He always gets a good catch there. Unfortunately the fishing season at Henry's Lake is very short. It's open only from Thanksgiving to December 31st. So before December ended, Barry took Owen and a few of Owen's cousins ice fishing. Barry doesn't take kids very often so this was a real treat for them. They ended up catching 12 fish!

The day after Christmas I took Owen and Emma outside to play. We brought out the sled and pulled Emma on the snow on the road. Owen pulled Emma a little. I, on the other hand, can't remember how many times I went around and around our little culd-de-sac.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


We visited Santa at my work where we had some milk and cookies. Emma didn't want anything to do with Santa but at least she didn't instantly bawl like last year. Owen told Santa he wanted Ninjago Legos.

This year we decorated the entire tree instead of 3/4 of it. I did put the breakable ones up high and the shatter-proof bulbs on the bottom. She wouldn't leave the tree alone. She really loved the ornaments and constantly wanted me to put her on my shoulders so she could see them. We would go around and around while she would point to them and either ask or tell me what they were.

As part of our Christmas traditions, Owen and Emma opened their first present early. It was a holiday outfit for church, a sweater vest for Owen and a red dress for Emma. Their second present was an ornament for each of them. I got 5 Mini Angry Birds ornaments for Owen and a Hallmark 2nd Christmas Kitten for Emma. Next year I'll be more on the ball and get pictures of them holding their ornaments. Then on Christmas Eve, Owen and Emma opened and wore their Christmas pajamas. Emma got Minnie Mouse pajamas and Owen received Angry Bird ones (Surprise, surprise).

Owen also got Connect 4, Jenga, Angry Birds Gloves and Beanie, Ninjago Legos, Angry Birds towel, clothes, Magformers Magnets, Lego Star Wars Lego storage box, and a Micro Lego set.

Emma received two outfits, monkey pajamas, Fisher Price Happy Sounds Home, Fisher Price Princess Klip Klop with Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Rapunzel figures, Minnie Mouse towel, stuffed animals (dog and parrot), and a Cabbage Patch Baby Doll dressed as Parrot.