Sunday, February 28, 2010

Viking Ship

T studied the Vikings in Social Studies and had to replicate a Viking Ship as a class project. He had fun with his dad making the ship. Here, it's almost finished. He just has some clips holding the shields onto the side of the ship. T wanted me to tell you that the ship has nothing to do with Cub Scouts. He was just working on it before a scout meeting, so he had his shirt on. Of course you noted that T is growing his hair out. My rule is that I need to be able to see his eyes. M's rule is that it needs to look neat. We'll see how it goes...

Friday, February 26, 2010

T spent about an hour creating the "tablescape" as he called it, for our Valentine dinner. He even polished the silver platter that the candles are sitting on. He was very proud, and I was too.

M hired R and T to be our waiters for Valentines dinner last week. M did the cooking (fabulous!) Both boys got dressed up and served us dinner. R explained what we were eating: "You will be having a tri-tip steak marinated nicely. You'll also be having warm dinner rolls and twice baked potatoes. For your wine, I am happy to serve you a 2006 zinfindel, which I think you will enjoy."

What an awesome dinner.

Sorry for the sideways picture, I'm having a terrible time getting them to stay rotated when I import them to blogger!

By the way, Today is T's birthday -- 9 years old! Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snuggle Buddies

The other night I found Mackinaw sleeping on her blanket with her head snuggled with her pet teddy bear. Too cute, huh? She opened her eyes when the flash went off, but didn't move. She just closed her eyes and went back to sleep.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Skating on Gramma's Lake

Let's get caught up a bit, shall we?

During the first part of our Christmas vacation, we had a nice visit at Gramma and Grampa Smith's house. Fortunately for the kids, they have a lovely lake that was nicely frozen over. M took the snow blower and made a nice rink for T and R to skate on. R helped with the snow blowing too. He could go really fast because he had skates on.

T, who hasn't skated for more than a year, did really well. He loved being out on the ice outside without a bunch of other people around.
Of course, R had a great time too; being on ice is second nature for him since he's been skating for five years. They had a great time for nearly two hours on their own when good old uncle D showed up to join in the fun.

Uncle D and R played a little one on one. Forgive the fuzziness, I guess I didn't capture the action shot that well, but you get the picture.

After playing hockey for a bit, all three of them skated around the lake and continued to play until it was nearly dark. They were out there for over six hours before they came in for some hot chocolate. What a great day!