Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 365

Packing away Christmas...
The last day of the year, working at a fresh start for the new one to come.  I hate how empty the house looks after Christmas.  This has been fun! 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Day 364

Coming home....
We had a bit of snow in Oregon & Nevada, then the roads cleared before hitting the mountain traffic.  As the sun was setting it created this little rainbow. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day 363

One last gift.....
The boys ended up with a duplicate gift, so we headed over to Walmart to exchange it.  They chose little remote control 4-wheelers, different frequencies, so they can play together. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Day 362

We headed up the hill to Bogus Basin for a morning of tubing. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Day 361

It snowed so more over night, there was an attempt at a snow man that turned into a snow ball fight.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day 360

Boise now has an aquarium, a great way to get out of the house. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Day 359

Merry Christmas!
We had a wonderful Christmas with family, great food and a boat load of LEGO's.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 358

Christmas Eve fun....
The boys played on the 4-wheeler and bikes today for a bit, then with Uncle Tim's old Hot Wheel city, ending with a round of Wipe Out on Kinect.  Good day!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 357

We saw all kinds of weather today as we traveled to see family for Christmas.  
So glad when we finished our 11+ hour trek.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day 356

New stuff...
Playing with Christmas presents while mom tries to pack.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 355

A bit of Christmas.....
We exchanged gifts with the Scollay side of the family tonight as we'll be gone on Christmas Day. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 354

Ahhh Fuuudge....
Helper boy was in the kitchen today working on some fudge.  It's not Christmas until we have at least a small batch of fudge.  We ended up with 2 pans so we can pass some out to the neighbors across the street an family. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 353

Warm winter fun....

It felt like early fall today; warmish with leaves falling from the trees.  
The boys worked hard and piled leaves onto the trampoline so that they could really jump into them. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 352

This is the week of wrapping, most of it was finished up tonight.  
The boys' things are not there and a few stragglers still to come.  
Can you find our tree? 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 351

Something in the making, hoping it actually all comes together.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 350

Wild Nights and Lights.....
We went and enjoyed the lights around the Folsom Zoo tonight.  
It was beautiful.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 349

A little bit of ugly....
Tonight we celebrated the Christmas season with some of my best friends and their families.  It's such an amazing thing to be privileged to have friends like these.  
Part of our fun for the evening was an ugly ornament exchange.  We spend the year searching for something that is just right, and then out of the blue you find it. 
Bacon and eggs are coming to our house for the Christmas tree!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 348

Park with friends....
The boys enjoyed a long overdue play date with some of our homeschooling friends today.  Rockets, basketball, football, exploring and tennis made for a fun afternoon.

*** In light of what happened today, I'm so grateful and blessed to be able to hug this little guy tonight.  It's unfathomable to think about what those families are going through.
Our thoughts are with those families as they attempt to move forward from this tragedy.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 347

Christmas cookies....
Along with the lack of crafting is the lack of baking this season.  
We are heading off to a Christmas Party on Saturday and have put together a few treats for friends. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day 346

Lunch with my boys....
The advent calendar said we were to go downtown for lunch and visit Santa.  
We saw the big man twice over the weekend and mom just didn't have the energy to go down there, so we hit up Denny's instead.  The boys love this place!  Weirdos. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 345

Christmas Crafting....
There isn't as much crafting going on this Christmas as in the past, but a few good ones will come out.  A painted canvas for a dear friend. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 344

We walked around the court tonight; wasn't too cold or crowded and just a few new things to see.   

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 343

Christmas in Coloma
We headed up the hill to Coloma for an old time Christmas. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 342

Christmas for the Animals...
The Folsom Zoo gave presents to the animals today; treat filled boxes for them to tear into.  We haven't been before, but it was a ton of fun to see. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 341

Hair cuts...
The boys were once again shaggy, so it was time for their quarterly hair cut.  
We tried a new sports place that is just for guys.  They were cut, washed, massaged and completely spoiled.  They can't wait to go back, Mom on the other hand wasn't as impressed. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 340

Go, Go, Go....
This is what today's schedule looked like.  We left at 9 and didn't return until after 6, Ahhhh!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 339

Making Snow Globes....
Today's advent activity was to make waterless snow globes.  It was simple and didn't take a lot of time, but the boys thought it was fun.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 338

Book fair....
Our charter is holding a Scholastic book fair this week and we're able to use some of our funds to purchase books.  The boys were excited for new books, including the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book for Cody. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 337

Skating and fish...
I couldn't pick just one picture from today. 
The advent calendar told us we were going on an ice skating field trip, so that's how we started our day.  With a lunch and school work break in the middle, we then headed down to the fish hatchery to enjoy the good weather.  We were able to catch the end of the salmon spawning, then went for nice walk around the aquatic center. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day 336

Stormy day....
Keith went to cheer on the Marathon runners, the boys and I were woken up by the storm, so a bit of Charlie Brown and some sewing projects filled our morning. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day 335

Advent Calendar....
It's back for 24 days of fun!  This year we have a joke each day taped to the outside, then on the inside there is an activity or candy treat.  Today the boys were able to play Wii for 1 hour.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 334

Some bunnies not impressed with the weather today. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 333

The boys worked on bowling techniques in PE today, including a round of dodge ball where they had to try to knock down the pins behind the other team. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 332

Christmas glow....
After reading about settings from a friend online, I spent some time playing with my camera tonight working on getting that wonderful Christmas tree glow. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 331

Doing something right....
On Sunday, the boys and I watched Dolphin's Tale about Winter the dolphin that loses her tail and then learns how to swim with a prosthetic one.  
Today we went to the library to stock up on new reading material and I found Cody looking at the non fiction books.  He came home with 3 books about dolphins and said that he wanted to write a report and do a presentation to his teacher at our next meeting.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 330

Gift for teacher....
We thought this reusable cup was super cute, it as a removable snow globe in the bottom.  Add some chocolates and a card for a great gift!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 329

Making stuff....
Working on a few things. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 328

Christmas inside....
We let the Christmas out inside the house today.  
I found these Christmas Village houses yesterday extremely cheap, they look really cute on the piano, just don't look too closely! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 327

Lights up.....
One task marked off the list, now to get the inside finished.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 326

3 Little Turkeys....
We had a great Thanksgiving dinner and took the opportunity to snap a picture of the cousins together.  Handsome boys, all around.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 325

This is their "Seriously Mom, another picture?" look. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 324

2 for 1 Tooth special....
Tyler's two bottom front teeth have been loose for months.  He took a bouncy ball to the face today and out they popped!  He's stoked because this means he'll be richer in the morning.  
(Hopefully the tooth fairy shows up, she's been a bit flighty in the past)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 323

Uh Oh....
Christmas is right around the corner and I haven't started any projects.  
Hmmm, anyone want to come cut some fabric?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 322

Soccer party #2....
Tyler's soccer party was this afternoon at Sky High (indoor trampoline place). 
We made it through! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 321

You Rocked!
The final product for Ty's team party, they are also getting trophies.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 320

Cody's party.....
The Tiger's celebrated the end of the season tonight with food and games.
Our final game is tomorrow!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 319

Cody's soccer party is tomorrow and I signed up to bring cupcakes.  I'm sure I baked way too many, but they look cute!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 318

Coaching Tyler's team this season has been a lot of fun.  The boys on the team are awesome and they all gel together really well.  To show my thanks, I've been working on this jersey ornaments to hand out at our party this Sunday.  

(Over-achiever, table for one)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 317

Tyler has really had a light go on with his reading, it's awesome to see.  
Now we need to find some easy chapter books he can start to decode. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 316

The boys love to rake, even on chilly mornings in flip-flops.