Saturday, January 05, 2013

The Ancient Egyptians

Soren's school did an intensive study of the Greeks, Romans and Ancient Egyptians. The months of study culminated in an extravagant presentation for all the parents.

Christmas in Michigan was Awesome

Airplane Entertainment

Flying the Friendly Skies

When we fly as a family, Peter always makes a point of taking Soren up to the cockpit to say hello. Without exception, the United pilots have been welcoming and and gracious. They give Soren a seat at the controls and tell him something interesting about whatever aircraft we happen to be flying that day. He looks forward to it on every flight.

Junior Archeologist

After studying ancient Egypt at school last fall, Soren was thrilled to get an archeology set for Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Lights of Christmas

Last night, after spending the entire weekend in our jammies (heaven!), we jumped in the car (still in our jammies), hit the Starbucks drivethrough for hot cocoa, and headed to the Keizer Christmas lights neighborhood.

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Then we camped under the Christmas tree.

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Since we'll be traveling on Christmas day, I told Soren he could open his presents on Christmas Eve. He woke me up at 1 a.m. ready to go! I did make him sleep a few hours longer...but then we dug in.

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I love Christmas.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012


Someone in our family had a hard time getting moving this morning...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Nutcracker

Soren and I went to see The Nutcracker on Sunday. He loved it and now wants to take up ballet.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tis the Season

I love that this kid is now genuinely able to be an enormous help in preparing the family Christmas cards.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Just in Case...

 Even though Soren is becoming more skeptical about Santa's existence ("Mom, I don't think Santa is real...I think it is actually fairies that deliver the presents.") he wasn't yet confident enough in that assertion to skip the Santa visit this weekend. Ho ho ho.