Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful and very tiring Thanksgiving here in Minnesota. The weather was a balmy 40 degrees and no snow in sight. We ate a good breakfast and watched the NYC Macy's parade (wishing we could visit there this Christmas season). After that is was crunch time, or clean up time that is. "Take that upstairs to my room!" is a phrase I repeat often when company is coming over. This time was pretty good, only a few things on my bed as I was crawling in.

We had two families over and ate a traditional thanksgiving meal... plus homemade perogies! They were awesome and a good appetizer too when the turkey was still in the oven. It was great to spend the day with good friends especially when family is so far away. Emma made her "famous" cranberry sauce and Abby made her newly "famous" apple pie.

All the kids played Yahtzee

And had a candle light dinner

This is the table runner I made this year the day after, notice the candles are much shorter. God is good.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Abigail's Drawings & Art

We borrowed a Where's Waldo book from the library that proved to be quite hard and after working at it for a while as a family Abigail proclaimed "I can make a where's Waldo!" This reminded us of the time that they made their own "I Spy" pictures by setting up elaborate scenes and using the digital camera to capture them. After several hours of passionate creativity the series "Where's Woof" was born. Use the key to learn what you should search for then have fun finding the characters and artifacts in the scenes. Also included are a couple of drawings that Abigail made and her Grandma Ward colored.