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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Holidays

Our family had a fantastic holiday season this year!
We were able to spend time with all of our family over Christmas, and still have lots of time to ourselves as well.
We ate lots of wonderful food and yummy cookies, and the boys received lots of new toys and crafts. Logan is my typical little boy who hoped and dreamed of what he would get for Christmas. When the time came to open gifts, he was delighted as he unwrapped those dreamed of gifts. I think it is so important for children to have hopes and dreams and then to see them come true, in order to keep their innocent faith alive :).

Logan's new book

Cousins with Nana and Papa
After Christmas was over, we spent a day bowling with the boys and Uncle Mark and then visiting an indoor water park in St. Paul. I have grown to love St. Paul's pools in the past 6 months--they are such a fabulous deal! All 6 of us were able to get into the water park for under $20! There was a full pool, a kiddie area, and 2 huge water slides that actually go outside--we all had a blast on those (except Marshall, who was too short and also too scared).

Then, for New Year's, Peter and I got very sick for 7 days--yuck! We are fairly certain that what we had was either walking pneumonia or the respiratory flu--either way it was NOT fun. I am glad that the boys managed to stay relatively healthy through it all, but boy is it tough to have both mom and dad sick with 3 little, energetic, healthy boys around :)

Then, with the extended break from school due to the cold weather we've been having, Brady and Logan had even more time to work on their new crafts and puzzles and books.
I was lucky enough to have my entire family at home with me for 16 of the past 18 days, ending yesterday.
It's going to be tough to get back on a normal schedule after all of that fun!

 Brady working on his rock mining kit.

Logan painting his new wooden train.
Logan with the completed wooden train.

Brady painting his wooden car (it looks messy, but that's because the pieces pop out after you paint them)
That's all I have for now, but I am hoping that soon I can blog about other things like:
Brady's basketball, swimming lessons, snow forts, the upcoming science fair, Brady's surgery, and the loss of Peter's job,,,,,

1 comment:

  1. so glad you enjoyed your holidays! I like the looks of that water park!