Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Pictures! :)

Well, Christmas is over. The toddler is in his bed and the baby is in her jammies headed for bed. We opened about half our presents last night and the other half and stockings this morning. Harry opened as many presents as he could get to last night and then got burned out after finding one too many "oh no, jammies" boxes and wanted to just sit down and play with his cars for awhile. We figured that we'd keep him happy and allow him to do just that- he soon fell asleep curled around his tractor. :)
This morning he woke up and ate Santa's leftover cookies. I tried to explain to him that Santa was coming to eat some cookies and would leave him more presents, but as you can imagine, my little cookie monster didn't think that was a fair trade! So, today he ran right to the end table and ate the leftovers and ripped open the rest of his presents.
Jay made a turkey and I made my usual cheesy potatoes and we all had a wonderful Christmas dinner. I have to say that having young children made this my favorite Christmas in many many years! :)
Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and ate lots of cookies!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night! :)

Friday, December 21, 2007

snow day!

We got a whole bunch of wet gloppy fun snow the other day, so Harry and I headed outside while Jay was home for lunch. Harry got to build his very first snowman! He didn't do very much helping, he was mostly mad because his hat was too big, but he did have fun helping me find the rocks to make the face. (I'm going to have to pick up some carrots at the store!) He called him his "snowy-guy" and was VERY upset when he melted this morning! :)

He also tried out his skis for the first time. He was pretty unimpressed with them- I think he liked using them better in the living room!!! :P

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More pix

I figured I'd start another post for all these pictures.... Stay with me, people! :) What beautiful children I have!!

Harry got his first pair of hockey skates!!

Grandpa teaching Harry how to shoot.

Uncle Joe-Joe brought his puppy Sydney over to play.

Harry on the way to the hockey game. I think he's the cutest little Bronco ever!

I can't believe my little boy is TWO!

The birthday boys!

Emma wasn't very impressed by the birthday festivities!

Harry and Ga-ga reading a birthday choo-choo book in their camo pants. What a pair!

Harry got to help frost his cake. As you can tell, not much ended up on the cake.

We had a little "incident" with the markers... and then needed a Dowa band-aid to fix it.

Emma didn't like cuddling with her brother very much.... :P

Trip to MN

Okay, I'm finally getting time to sit down and do this. Mostly it's going to be a bunch of pictures, but I hope you enjoy! :) Auntie Katie, Harry, and Mommy on Grandpa's wheeler

Harry and Mommy before the tobaggen ride.

Harry and Auntie Katie baked chocolate chip cookies!

Emma and Mommy fell asleep on the couch...

Auntie Katie brought her boyfriend Ross home for the weekend! Harry thought he was great, except he kept calling him "Guy" the whole time... sorry, Ross!

Emma and Auntie Angie

Emma and Grandpa

Harry and Great-Grandma Mary

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Snow Day!

Okay, I lied. One more post.
We got a few inches of snow last night and today, so I bundled Harry up and we went outside to play when Daddy got home from work. I tried to teach him to throw snowballs and ended up whopping him directly in the face. Twice. Oops! After that, he would yell, "Ball!", and then cover his face. Hehe.... His mittens were too big and his snowpants too small, but I think we had a pretty good time out there! At least after I convinced him that it was okay that the van was wet... ;)

Heading to Minnesota!

I wanted to put a last post on here before we left- the Butterfields are all headed out of town for awhile! Jay is headed to ME in Las Vegas and the kiddos and I are off to Minnesota. Yup, I'm braving the hell of airplane travel with BOTH kids. I'll probably be ready for another vacation (by myself!) when I get back, but we found some cheap tickets and I jumped at the chance to show Emma off. :) For those of you in MN, give us a call at my Dad's or just stop by the house. We're excited to see everybody! We will all be back on the 16th of Dec, so look for some more posting then along with some great pictures!
Don't forget- Harry turns TWO on the 10th!!!! And Grandpa turns.......???..... on the 9th!! hehe....


This is Harry's reaction when I asked him if he wanted to fly on the airplane tomorrow!! Can't you just hear the high-pitched, "YEAH!"??

Friday, November 23, 2007

Time to Decorate!!

We decided to start decorating for Christmas today. Since we're all going to be gone for a few weeks coming up, we thought we might as well start this weekend! :) We put up our tree and all of my snowmen around the house. Harry thought that it was just awesome that we could have a tree in the house and then put lights on it too! And yes, I did change his outfit halfway through- we were trying to get a nice Christmas picture of both kids. Needless to say, it didn't work out very well.... ;) They're both adorable, just not in the same picture!! Helping with ornaments.

WOW! A tree in the house!

Putting ornaments on the tree.

Kissing Emma!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Harry's winter jacket this year is a big puffy down coat. He had it on over a sweater the other day and had a little trouble moving around in it. It reminded me of the scene in "A Christmas Story" where the little boy says "I can't move my arms" because he's all bundled up. I tried to get Harry to stick his arms out and make that pose, but this was all I got... I thought they were pretty cute anyways! No Red Rider's for Christmas, Grandpa!! He looks a little more like a gangster in this one, but whatever... ;)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Mama!

Today was my birthday!!! :) Jay, Harry, and Emma took me to TGI Fridays for dinner. I wanted the Olive Garden, but apparantly there was a big concert going on next door and they don't take reservations, so we couldn't get a table for hours. We had fun at Fridays anyways- Harry made friends with everybody around us and ate all my ice cream, plus everyone commented on Emma's adorable fuzzy hair. :) I even got both kids to sit with me and take a nice picture. Hope you all enjoy!

The boys made me this cake yesterday- I haven't gotten to taste it yet, but it looks yummy!! :)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My little Afro-girl

Emma took a bath the other day and when she was done, she had an Afro! It was so cute we couldn't resist taking lots of pictures! ;)
Harry wanted to pet her head all day!

It was so fuzzy and soft! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Arbor Crest Winery

Saturday we decided that it would be a fun idea to visit some of the wineries around Spokane. These pictures were taken at the Arbor Crest Winery- they didn't allow children on the premises, so Jay was kind enough to wait in the car with the little ones while Jan and I got to explore the grounds. As you can tell, it was absolutely beautiful! We felt like we'd gone to Italy! We did also visit the Latah Creek Winery, whose wine we liked better.