Friday, December 31, 2010

Cousins Paul and Jack visit

Emma, Jack, Joe
Emma, Calvin, Jack, Joe, Paul
Beth, Paul Emma, Jack, George, Tim, Joe
Emma, Joe, Paul

Friday, December 17, 2010

Obstacle course

Joe running through the obstacle course at the annual community holiday party

Jumping in the sack was easy, getting out was the hard part!


Tonight we went to the Hannah Community Center for the annual Holiday Bash. The first stop was to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Joe was so excited he couldn't wait to give santa and hug and a kiss. What does Joe want this year? "Toy Story 3." Has he been good? "Sure."

Banquette day #2

Treats for the teachers

It's that time of year again! The kids went to the last day of school with cards and homemade treats for their teachers and bus drivers.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Here is the beginning of the banquette. We will have long pull-out drawers on the ends of the benches. Alison Glass (who did our downstairs) will make cushions and curtains for the windows.

Snow day

the view from our kitchen
making christmas cookies
trying to nap

Another birthday?

Remodel 3.0

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas ornament

Joe pointing to a Toy Story 3 Christmas ornament sent from Tutu and Papou.

Christmas Tea

Charlie, Joe, Emma, Daniel, Molly
Charlie, Daniel, Molly, Joe, Emma
Joe, Molly, Charlie
Listening to "The Grinch who Stole Christmas."

Snow storm

Emma's friend Lauren slept over last night. This morning we woke up to a big snowstorm. The public school has already canceled school for tomorrow. Emma built a snowman and went sledding with the Conlins on Mickey Mouse Hill. Tomorrow is wide open!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dinner and dancing

Emma and Joe continue our family tradition of dancing for a few minutes after every dinner.

Remodeling continues

Mr. Whiskers being helpful as always
It's starting to look like a usable room.
Now we're getting closer!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Emma's Debate Team

Claire, Jessa and Emma preparing for round #1
Tess, Emma, Jessa, Claire

Emma had her first debate tournament on Saturday. Her team came in second place! She had a great time and is looking forward to the next tournament in February.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

CHUM annual open house and award ceremony

Joe accepting his award from Bonnie
Adult, youth and child riders of the year.
Amy and Joe
Joe enjoying the applause
Joe and his riding coach Matt (who won staff of the year)
Joe and Tim at the open house dinner

Last night we went to the CHUM annual open house. CHUM is the organization where Joe and Emma ride horses. Joe has been riding with CHUM since he was 14 months old. Joe's class at school also rides with CHUM about once a month. This year he has made a lot of progress and is now riding independently. Every year Bonnie gives out an award to a volunteer, staff, adult rider, youth rider, and child rider. This year Joe won child rider of the year for 2010! Way to go, Joe!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Let's Jam Together

Joe participated in the jam session at the community music school last night sponsored by CADSA. This is a monthly event led by music therapist Cindy Edgerton. Joe had a blast. He kept saying, "this is so fun!" These two photos were taken during the Christmas carol drumming, singing and bell ringing part of the evening. The second half was the rock and roll session that I watched behind the closed door to save my eardrums from the electric guitars.