Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For Your Listening Pleasure

I'm not exactly sure what she is singing but she seems really into it! (Notice the book is upside down.) Some of the words I caught include "by the way." What funny phrases do you hear?
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PS...When the camera was shaking...that's when I was laughing!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gingerbread Houses





Some houses turned out better than others...but fun was had by all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Crazy

It was FREEZING today...see
But Kara insisted on "cleaning off her slide"

Monday, December 15, 2008

This Christmas

My new favorite Christmas carol...click here.

Another (better?) version...here.

Anyone know how to paste the videos right to my blog???

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kara's Decorating Tips

We have some decorations on our doorknobs. Kara added her own and she was oh so proud of it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Why I need to set a timer!!


Above is what these cookies are supposed to look like.
Below is what happens when I forget to set the timer (of course I thought I'd remember!)

Boring post...but it's what I got!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Family Fun

Here's a video of the "kissing monster" game. My sister, Erin and cousin, Lydia are shown here with Kara, Sophia and Nik. The kids love this "game" and Kara insists on playing it at least once a day.
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Real Meaning of Christmas

We had this Nativity scene made for us and I really like how it turned out. The picture is a bit fuzzy but you can get the general idea.

Friday, December 5, 2008

What we did today




Here's what we did today. How can you resist putting money in the kettle with this little girl?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fun with Thanksgiving


Just some cute, Thanksgiving cookies.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Math girl


Conversation this morning:

Kara: Mom, did you hear that 2 plus 2 is 4?

Mom: No, I didn't. Where did you hear that? (I know I kinda lied!)

Kara: Hobie and Gobie told me.

Happy first day of Advent!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fun with a Fort

Kara and Daddy made this fun fort while Kara was home "sick" from AWANA.

Now you see her:
Now you don't:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Kara and I had a lot of fun packing this shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. See...


This is her new smile...what do you think? I'd better work on that before Christmas pictures.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Sorry there's no new pictures of Kara up...

I've been busy with two things:
1. This game
2.




If you want to join a discussion about this book with me, see Crystal.



I recommend both!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hint, hint to the aunties

The 12 inch was too small. But she tried a 16 inch that was perfect.

Monday, November 17, 2008

How to pronounce words by Kara

Kara has her own way of pronouncing certain words. Here are some samples:

"Hospital"
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"Hamburger" and "Mandarin Oranges"

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"Napkin"

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bride/Flower Girl


Kara loves to play bride. She's been to quite a few weddings in her short life. But one day, I was explaining to her how when a bride gets married she doesn't live with her parents anymore and she changes her name. (What was I thinking, I know!!!) She got pretty scared and said that she doesn't want to be a bride, she thinks she'll just be a flower girl. So here's our cute bride/flower girl!

Oh and she also said she wants to live with me forever. That made me pretty happy :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Summary of the weekend

I've posted quite a few pictures from our fun weekend with my sister, Katie and her family. Well, here are the rest. (I don't think anyone really cares, but I didn't get many pictures of the adults...we had fun too:)

Twins, Sophia and Kara:

Adorable Niklas!!
Robbie Bear:
The artistes (notice the line down the middle)
Playing outside...brrrrrr
At the beginning of Veggie Tales
Halfway through the movie
Good night:)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nana's Sweater2

I was searching and searching for a picture of Kara wearing Nana's sweater and Luke found it today somewhere back in the recesses of our computer. (Good thing he knows what he's doing with this newfangled machine!) These were taken right around Kara's first birthday.



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

You scream, ICE scream

As part of our great cousins weekend, we made our own ice cream. For the recipe, click here.

Here's some picture of the process. Yummy!! Of course we had to add sprinkles!





Monday, November 10, 2008

Nana's Sweater

Sometime when my mom was in high school, she made a light green sweater. Every one of the babies born from me on wore it. It just so happened that until Robbie, all the babies were girls. I told my sister that light green is a gender neutral color, but she said that when Robbie wears yellow or green, people think he's a girl. I tried to prove her wrong...what do you think?
What do you think, he's thinking?

Believe Me!

This weekend, we had a great time with my sister, Katie and her family. In these clips, I tried to capture Sophia "conducting" Robbie. Before I got the camera out, when Sophia waved her arms like a conductor, Robbie (7 months) sang a little tune. When she was done, he stopped. These two clips show some of what happened.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

WFMW-Hulaballoo






This is one of Kara's all time favorite games. She's been playing it since last Christmas when Aunt Katie bought it for her. But recently she got a little sad because she said "Mom, I can't play Hullabaloo anymore because it says 4 and I'm only 3."
I told her it was probably ok to play it even though she wasn't 4 years old. :)

This game "works for me." For more reviews on toys, see Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Good Reminder

We as Christians have an important job today (and always).
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While it's super important to vote...we must remember that:

Ephesians 6:12 (New International Reader's Version)

12 Our fight is not against human beings. It is against the rulers, the authorities and the powers of this dark world. It is against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly world.

So the critical place for us is on our knees today (and everyday).

No matter the outcome, we must "see the cross before us" and "keep on pressing on."

Thanks, Jana and Kara for that great reminder!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Back by Popular Demand

Since Kara's been missing from my blog for a few days...here's an oldie but a goodie video (taken May 2008)...enjoy!
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Last Sunday, our AWANA club held their annual "Trunk or Treat." Very talented and resourceful families in our church decorated their trunks with scenes of Bible stories. Here are a few of the trunks:








Here is the Tower of Babel that Luke made. It's pretty good if I do say so myself.

And a little closer:
And a little closer:
The kids dressed up as bible characters and can you believe I didn't get a picture of our little Queen Esther?!?!?!