Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow and Disaster

These are some really fun photos of Kirsten sledding with the girls yesterday.  This smiley fun belies the realities on the home front though.  Kirsten and the girls were at Aunt Amy's house while I was working on our kitchen all weekend.  To make a long story short, we discovered a detached hose in the dishwasher about a week ago, and life quickly became very complicated and busy.  The kitchen is entirely ripped out now and we're going hard to get this project finished quickly to minimize the girls' exposure to anything bad and get ourselves a functional kitchen as soon as possible.  In the meantime, I built a quick temporary "space bubble" room to enclose the kitchen and keep stuff out of the girls' playroom.  They don't seem to mind it, and are handling all of this amazingly well.  Oh, and Annabelle is sad in most of the snow photos because her fingers are cold and she didn't know what to do about it (but she wouldn't wear her gloves...).  Now back to the trenches!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas and New Years Fun

Here is another barrage of photos (I'm playing catchup).  These are from Christmas Eve at Kirsten's Aunt and Uncle's house (where cousin Matt appeared as Santa bearing cookies and presents), Christmas morn in Bellingham, 2nd Christmas morn on our own in Seattle on Monday, various other photos, and some New Year's park fun with cousin Evy and her parents.  It seemed all our girls really wanted for Christmas was cookies- that's all they said they wanted from Santa (well, cookies and peas in Katherine's case), but they just loved opening all their gifts too and all the new wonders to explore!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The week before Christmas we went to Hawaii (Maui) with Kirsten's parents and brother Joel.  There were a zillion photos to go through, but here's a large sampling of the fun.  Oh, and the girls pronounce Hawaii simply "why-eee," hence the post title.