Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Harry Potter Situation

After a completely Harry Potter themed Christmas, complete with a new Marauders Map and a special Hogwarts castle lego delivery from Santa, one would assume that we'd be maxed out. But alas we are not. I came downstairs tonight to find this. This kid is amazing. And perhaps obsessed.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


Such a fun day with so much love, laughter and happiness.

Oma came up to stay over the Holidays and we were so happy she did. Just wouldn't have been the same without her.

The girls woke up absurdly early and crawled into bed with us with more excitement than could be contained. We're terribly cruel and insist that they wait to go downstairs until we can join but they don't let us off easy jumping into bed at such an early hour.

It's my favorite part of the whole day. The excitement is pouring out of them so fast that they can barely get the words out. They are all smiles and giggles and full of pure joy. And really, what more can we possibly ask for.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Visit With Santa

These two had a special visit with the guy in red a few weeks ago. It's nearly the big day....wish I could bottle up the excitement!!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Cookies

The Christmas decorations are up. There are presents under the tree. 
There is a palpable excitement in the air. 
Oma is hear, arriving a few days before so only one more thing left to do before the big day: make cookies. 

The rolling pins are out, we've rolled the dough and we have 18 varieties (or so it seems) of sprinkles waiting for the grand finale. 

Bring on the Big Guy - we're ready. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bath Time

Bathtime for these two. I love hearing them giggle from the other room during bath night.
C is getting old enough to do showers on her own but still asks to do baths with her sister.
I know their days are numbered in shots like this. And years from now we'll look back and wonder how it's gone so fast. So until then....

Monday, December 10, 2018

Shop Work

Never a dull moment in the workshop these days and all the better when the girls join in for a bit of fun. This morning Charlotte was picking up some drill press skills. First rule of the drill press: hair gets tucked away.

Noteworthy: This rule also applies to kitchen mixers. We had a bit of a situation recently. It seems someone couldn't wait to smell inside the it was mixing. Lucky for Dada's quick hands, and C's ability to remain calm she walked away with some hair still on her head...though the mixer got away with a decent amount.  Lesson learned.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Visit with Santa

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here which can only mean one thing: A visit with the guy in red.