Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Nate and Paige started taking ice skating lessons. It all started with Nate and Luca dreaming of being ice hockey stars. They were determined to play like the big boys. After some quick research we learned that the boys had to pass a "Basic 1" class before moving on to anything even remotely hockey-focused.

Tracy and I signed the boys up, paid our money, took them to the rink and strapped on their skates. While we were standing there, Paigie decided that it looked like something she wanted to try, too. Why not? We signed her up and got her some skates and tossed her onto the ice.

Prior to stepping onto the ice the boys were all "I'm so fast!" and "I did this before!" and "This is awesome!" BUT, as soon as the stepped onto the ice they were slapped with the cold hard reality of this: They Can Not Skate!

For a full hour we watched the kids skip and slide and fall and get frustrated. At some point during the lesson all three of them were brought to tears. It was a mess.

When we returned home I called my dad and said something to the effect of, "My new little hockey stars had their first lesson today." To which Nate immediately responded, "Yeah, we're done with that. We're done with hockey. We don't need to go back there."


We made them go back. The next week was a small battle to get the kids on the ice but, after a very short time, they all seemed to catch on and now they love it.

We are very proud to say that Paige & Nate were tested last week and PASSED to the next level with great big smiles on their faces!

In a few weeks they'll start another class and will get to learn fancy schmancy hockey moves.

I have to admit ... I am anxious to see them in all their gear!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Truman Plays Dead!!

Check out this video we made while torturing our cat.........

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Days To Go!

My original blog/photo site is about to be 
taken off line forever!  

Stinks, I know.

We have a link to this site at the top of our web browser and I'd be willing to guess that someone in my house watches the movies several times a week.  

We LOVE to go online and watch our 
little baby people being sweet and cute.

So ... this is OUR last chance to 
take a trip down Memory Lane.

It's active until Monday, November 8th.

**Be sure to check out the iMovies and the Blog!  
They are the best!!

RIP, old site.  
We will miss you dearly.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tough Girl

We had a day off of school today.
The girls had a friend over to play.
The gang took our wagon and went for a walk to the park.
Riley and I joined them a bit later and found that Paige was busy 
pulling ALL THREE KIDS around in the wagon!
She is really strong!
She had to go up several hills ... 
I bet that wagon weighed 200 pounds!

Shining Star

My boy is the "Shining Star" in his classroom this week.

He gets to wear this special t-shirt as often as he wishes all week long and his classmates are working on a special project for him that involves a poster board and lots of positive thoughts.  

We'll get to see it this weekend.

He's thrilled with this special treat!

For Uncle Chris

Remember the good old days????

Pumpkin Carving

We waited to carve our pumpkins until Halloween morning.  We wanted to do them the weekend before but we had a busy weekend and ran out of time.

Here are a few photos of the big event....

Sarah's Owl

Paige's Sad Face

Nate's Bat

You can see more pumpkin carving photos here!