Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ice Fishing Fun!

The boys have been anticipating their ice fishing adventure for a couple weeks! They have never been ice fishing before, so we have been looking at pictures online this past week. Everyone at their school knew they were going to South Dakota and going ice fishing! I saw them off onto the lake and then took Kylie home to stay warm. Here are the highlights!
Evan stayed cozy by warming his toes by the heater. 

Evan's hard work paid off, and in 5 minutes he caught a silver bass. 
Jaden waited and waited and waited. In his words, "I want my fish, and I want it now!!" Remember, he has the patience of his mother and his maternal grandmother!

Finally, Jaden caught a small walleye. 
Evan jumped right up to help! I am sure they will have stories for their classmates after break. 

And a big THANKS to Eric for making this happen!

Thanksgiving 2016

As tradition has it, we hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year- complete with shopping! The kiddos were spoiled with attention from Aunt Laurie, Grandma Linda, Grandma Pam and Grandpa Al. 

Kylie's new chair! 

Happy Thanksgiving!
 My first apple pie!
 Cuddler Kylie!

Kiwi Crate! They made a claw arcade game. 

Like Grandma like Granddaughter!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fall Fun!

Fall usually happens quickly as the temperatures seem to change to 'cold' within days. However, that was not the case this year. The kiddos enjoyed playing outside a lot, and we did so whenever we had a chance (until the time changed, and now it gets dark so early!)

Trying to keep up with her brothers!
 They all LOVED playing in the leaf piles this year! Everyone got a turn at being buried! Some liked it better than others:)

 Jaden was Star of the week the end of October. He got to be line-leader, messenger, and dad got to come read the 'J Book' to his class!
 Mulberry School had a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble with stories, food, and face-painting. This is so much more intense than the little set of 3 balloons that I used get on my cheek as a kid! Fun!