Monday, November 29, 2010

The 2010 Gingerbread House, er, Train

Another thing we wanted to be sure to do before our Christmas trip was our annual gingerbread house. This year we built a train. 2010-11-28 18.23.38 I can't say it is our best creation ever. But it didn't help that Soren was going for "scary" while I was aiming for "cute and charming."

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vacation Countdown

Understanding just how many days left to wait before our vacation is a bit of an abstract and confusing subject for Soren. To help him we created a countdown calendar. Here he is marking off the days that have passed. 2010-11-28 15.00.50 Yeah, he was in the Christmas spirit!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We went up to Wenatchee for Thanksgiving. Apparently I was on a partial photo-taking strike because I only took photos of a few things. Like exactly how much whipped cream is enough when we let Soren control the dosing. 2010-11-25 10.20.24 And the fun of playing out in the snow! philippines 055 2010-11-25 08.41.30 And the not so fun parts of driving in the snow. 2010-11-27 09.47.34 But that's it. No photos of the yummy food (which was of course delicious and bountiful) or the lovely time we had with Peter's mom. Oh well. I guess I'll need to do better next year.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Water Babies

We're planning a trip to the Philippines for Christmas. Water plays kind of a central role in our plans.

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We weren't sure how that was going to go for Soren. He loves playing in the water but has always HATED getting his face wet.

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So Peter has been taking him to twice a week swimming lessons for the past few months.

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And then a little at home practice. Hurrah! Success!

Friday, November 05, 2010

This Tooth

This tooth... october 044 This one right here... october 047 Was pretty wiggly. Very wiggly in fact. Soren has been so excited to lose a tooth that he's been claiming wiggliness for his top tooth for almost 6 months. But then real, genuine wiggliness set in and we saw the difference. He was a little nervous about whether it would hurt when it came out. So he actually pulled it out himself! tooth 003 And the toothfairy rewarded him. tooth 001 Wow. I'm soon going to have a son with an adult tooth. Somehow that feels monumental.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving must be one of the best kid events.

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A perfect excuse to get your hands all slimey and gross...

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And to let your imagination run wild with all the scary detail you want your mom to carve into the pumpkin...

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And the end result is a big scary face that will soon get moldy and rotten. Awesome!

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Blog? What blog?

Hm. Blogging. What do I think about blogging?

I'm so grateful for all the blogging I've done. That I've snatched up those little moments. Captured them in words and images to remember the tiny moments with my beloved family.

I so love to read the blogs of my friends. To see what is happening in their lives. To hear about the day to day details that fill a life.

I love blogs.

And yet.

Yet.

My blog has been sitting unwritten lately. Not for lack of content. Not for lack of photos. But just for lack of time. Sometimes blogging just feels like yet another thing that needs to happen in my overly busy life.

At first I wrote it off as the marathon training. That did take time and that time had to come from somewhere. Did it come from my blogging time?

But the marathon was three weeks ago...and well, I haven't exactly been Miss Prolific since then, eh?

So, not sure what is happening. My sweetest boy and sweetest husband are still my sweetest loves. And they still fill my heart with joy and make me want to tell the world how they are so filled with The Awesome. And yet...yet. I may just need to tell you about it when I next see you. As I wait for my blogging inspiration to return.