Saturday, 9 February 2013

Snow Day

Our snow is nearly gone now, but we snuck in a few good days of skiing before the big melt. I look forward to longer jaunts with the boys as they get older. Who knew this cold weather activity could be so much fun! 


Leif was quite excited about his gifts from the Reiks :)

Happy Birthday, Leif!

I've been off the blogging grid so long I hardly know where to begin! Thankfully we've had a fun-filled couple of days at the Larsen's due to Leif's 4th birthday, an event certainly worthy of sharing with my small-but-mighty cohort of readers.  Consider this post a grand reopening!

This morning we celebrated with friends from Kinderfarm and the neighborhood. We branded Leif's menu requests of chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, broccoli, pears and juice as "Asteroid Bites," "Sweet Potato Light Sabers," "Boba Fett's Broccoli," "Princess Leia's Pears," and "Juicy Jet Packs."  (Thanks, Pinterest) Tom whipped up a tasty batch of Galaxy Far Far Away Cakes (Cookies & Cream Cupcakes) for dessert. 
 an indoor picnic with friends
   "Levi, who knew asteroids could taste so good?"

 Kinderfarm, South Campus :) 
   getting a little help from Sitota

What a fun morning! 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A Wish List for Santa

Halloween has come and gone, and apparently Christmas is on the brain. 

Kaj wasted no time compiling a list of requests for Santa. 

A translation for those who need help interpreting Kaj Guy's phonetic spelling...

1. 1 pack Sky Landers Giants
2. the Shark Hot Wheels
3. Halloween costume (for next year, Mom)
4. 1 of your reindeer bells
5. Marshmallows 
6. Mad Scientist set
7. Free trip to Thailand
8. Dino Lego Set

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Di's New Room

And for my three loyal readers who may be wondering about my new teaching space, take a peek... 

Happy 6th Birthday, Kaj!

Happy Birthday, Kaj! 
Your 6th birthday has brought me out of hiding, 
ready to compose a blog entry worthy of such an important day. 

 The festivities began a week ago when both sets of grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins gathered for tacos (Kaj's request) on the deck. It was a beautiful day with family!

 Kaj and Leif take advantage of the dining room sans table. 
 Uncle Doug joins in the fun. 
 Cool! Thanks Aunt Sara, Uncle Chris, Annika & Kristen! 
 Have we mentioned we like to do experiments? We like to do experiments. 
 Look at these happy cousins! 
We celebrated Faun's 18th birthday (WOW!) on Sunday. 
Where does the time go? 

 Uncle Sam & Jonus
 What? What! A Pirate's Cove Mini Golf shirt? YES!

 Tom and Kaj looked through some cookbooks, and and Kaj chose this plum cake recipe. 
 Yesterday a group of friends from Kaj's Kindergarten class 
and the neighborhood celebrated at our house. 

Good times with many new friends from Lemme Elementary! 

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Made in Thailand 2007-2008

You've got to love deadlines!

Apple has been reminding me for the last several months that our Mobile Me account (which hosted my original blog) would be closing at the end of June. With forty-six minutes to spare, I've reformatted all of my entries into a relatively impressive 41-page pdf.  Now I  am ready to share what I have found to be an enjoyable stroll through yesteryear, thanks to

Made in Thailand: November 2007 - June 2008

If you'd like to know more about our lives in 2012, you may have to wait a few more days.  Priorities, folks.