Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week 3

Week 3

 Wednesdays are the best!!
No work for Peter or I--it's our "weekend", so
Noah has Mom and Dad all to himself while Em is at school.

 Goodbye old, dirty, broken couch!
 FINALLY---nice weather!!!!
We had been "freezing" here, with temps in the 40s and 50s for the past few weeks, but thankfully the weather is back in the 70s again.  YAY.  :)  We even broke into the 80s for a few days.
 Check out the kids' cute new matching clothes from Pinkadink!

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Week 2

Week 2
January 6-12

Sunday our friend Fabio got remarried and we went to the beautiful wedding down in Laguna Beach.  We're looking forward to getting to know his bride, Jess.  :)
Two of this week's pictures are from the photo booth at their wedding.

Skol Vikings!

 The kids were ready to cheer the Vikings on...

...but instead father had to console son on first (of many) Vikings' heartbreaks.
 Baking, decorating & eating cupcakes :)
Good times.

Monday, January 21, 2013

2013: Week 1

Happy New Year!!
Two thousand thirteen.

 "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" was the theme of this year's Rose Parade.

Grandpa Patches and his high school marching band with their wooden shoes marching in the Rose Parade. 

We had lots of fun at the parade!
Saying good bye to Grandma (and Grandpa) Sasha. 
Story time with Uncle Steve and cousins Tate & Maci. 
Emma, Noah and all but one of their cousins.
(Austin, Tate & Maci) 
Austin, Uncle Steve, Tate, Aunt Davee and Maci.

Thanks for visiting everyone!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Catch Up: December 2012

Christmas card picture taking 

The first night of our 25 days of Christmas books 

My little reindeer.

Noah with his two favorite ornaments: the trombone and the drum.

Noah practicing his trombone.
just. like. daddy. 

He was very proud of himself.

 Vikings jammies

Monkey see, monkey do.

 Afternoon fort building

Christmas stocking countdown on the mantel

 Beautiful BOPA (band & orchestra parent association) poinsettias

 Going to see Santa at South Coast Plaza

A few of our Christmas books

 Some of the appetizers for our annual Christmas party.
(This year it was on my birthday and we did a repeat of the 'favorite things' party.)

Little gifts for Em's classmates. 
 Teacher gifts.
3Brass Christmas recording 

 Our annual campout by the tree

 Disneyland day with the Covingtons

 My camera straps are finished and ready to be gifted!

 Baking cookies
 Christmas Eve
 Christmas morning!

Em riding her new scooter

 New Year's Eve