Tuesday, February 22, 2011

page by page


Right after the holidays we discovered the Magic Tree House series (I was reading Liz's blog and saw her kids got these books for Christmas and I had to try them out!). We are hooked! It's been so fun to read chapter books and have all three kids glued to the pages. We just started book #14, Day Of The Dragon King.
I've decided that my favorite thing to do with my children is read together. Fun for everyone!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011


My little brother is an author!!!

This awesome tale is going to be released in August. My bro is publishing with Shadow Mountain and Brandon Dorman (brandondorman.com) is the illustrator.
I am so excited for Ty's success.
He's a cool little brother, a great friend, a fantastic Uncle and a brand new author. Congrats Ty!
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quinn hits the slopes

1st time skiing!

In January, when Quinn's kindergarten teacher asked him what he did over Christmas break Quinn answered, "Well, I didn't go skiing and I really wanted to!".

They tackled a 1/2 day at Beaver Mountain. Mike said it was just about right for this little guys first time. Quinn said he'd like to go again, a sign that he had a great day!

Let's wrap this up with a little Groundhog Day fun.
We drove to my sister's house to see her new baby (so sweet Sadie) and to make a tasty treat with the cousins. We filled cups with "dirt" to make Punxsutaney Phil's home and then plopped him on his mound. Most of the rodents we colored turned out pretty normal; brown fur, brown nose, brown paws. But this snazzy little guy was Mike's groundhog. It looks like he wanted to make an impression for his 125th annual weather forecast.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Weather is so cool.
Super windy today. And pretty warm (53 degrees as I type).
Sunshine, pinwheels, a breeze & dress-ups make for a great day.

Supposed to snow tomorrow. I'm OK with that.
Weather is awesome.

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