Thursday, January 8, 2009

Way too long

Wow!  It's been way too long since I posted anything here hasn't it?  Sorry about that.  The holidays snuck up on me and once Thanksgiving arrived it all snow balled from there.

We have been up to pretty much the same things as usual.  Ian finished soccer the day after Christmas but we start again this weekend  : )  We got through out first semester of junior high with only minor damage.  The grades were great, the schedule was crazy.  He is getting so big...check out this picture Jeff took of him over the break.

Isn't he handsome?  And so big, it's just not fair.  Something about the photo reminds me once again that he is not four years old but on his way to full fledged teenager-hood.  Bummer

We had lots of visitors for the holidays.  My dad came into town mid December, quickly followed by Jeff's folks and then my sister and her husband.  They all finally left after the first of the year.  It was nice to have them all here.  My house is so quiet now it's almost creepy.  

We did the usual during the holidays, went to the zoo - our favorite place.  It's really different to go to the zoo in the winter.  Many of the animals are hibernating and all the waterfalls are frozen solid.  Pretty cool to look at.  We also went to the movies, dinners and the museum.  It was a nice holiday.

The kids went back to school this week, I start next week.  McKayla is still in Brownies and we have some fun meetings and field trips coming up.  We are going to Build-A-Bear and to a bakery to make our own cakes and maybe a luau at the end of the year.

Other than that life is just moving along.  The kids are going to start sports soon, Ian soccer and McKayla softball.  We are looking forward to spring.  We have not had much snow but for three weeks in December is was really cold.  I mean below zero cold... for days on end.  It was nuts.   I think the kids would be fine if we had no snow this year and just skipped over to spring.  We will see what happens.  So far it has been a warmer and drier January.

Sorry again it's been so long.  I will post some photos of the holidays as soon as I get the camera emptied.  Hope you all had a good Christmas.