Dec 28, 2010

Chilly Walks

On Christmas morning we decided to get some fresh air.  Tyler was pulled along in his new sled while the rest of us walked.

 Some friends came out to visit us.  They only had hay to eat on Christmas Day.

Dec 27, 2010

Our Christmas

On Christmas Eve, Grandpa read "The Night Before Christmas" to us. 
The next morning dawned with a beautiful sunrise.

 We drank coffee and began to look at all the gifts under the tree.

Tyler got a lot of gifts, including a new sled.

And the girls had an excuse to dress up and look nice for pictures in front of the tree!

Dec 20, 2010

All Aboard the Polar Express!!

We went on the Polar Express train ride this weekend, and it was a blast!
All Aboard!!  250 people can ride this choo-choo
So excited to get on!

Found our seat on the train!
These guys had a great time

Views out the window were neat, until it got too dark to see.

Kids sitting and listening to the elf read the book

Santa coming to the train
this little boy was entranced --looking at the North Pole through the steamy window

Santa got on board, and who here is more excited???

Ho Ho Ho, we've been good boys

Merry Christmas!!

A night in central Montana

We went to Lewistown to go for a train ride, and spent a morning walking around town.

Here are Shawn and Tyler getting ready to board the train.

And here are Tyler and I standing at the Center of Montana!!  It was just next to the swimming pool in the hotel.   Pretty neat!

Dec 6, 2010

Bizarre Bazaar

Oh what fun, making wreaths and wine bottle lamps and fleece baby hats.  My mother and law and I thought we would make some money at a craft bazaar selling our stuff.

No such luck, the hot items were fake puppies and kitties and squirrel-bunnies.  Every kid and adult in town wanted a rabbit-fur raccoon ordered from California and made in China. 
Some of them even breathe when you pet them.
We didn't make millions that day but we sold a few....

Dec 1, 2010

One year ago...

...Tyler took his first steps...

 One year ago he HATED sitting in sleds....
 One year ago I thought he was the cutest kid ever....and I still do!!