Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy 6th Birthday Shantel !!!

We wanted to do a carnival themed birthday, but it turned out to be more polka dots and fun. This was my first experience with a friend part and it turned out well. I only had a few friends come (not knowing how to handle a house full of 5 year olds). We played pin the nose on the clown and had cake and ice cream and then just let the kids run wild. They had such a blast. Thanks to my friend Laura who brought her two boys, who were such troopers playing with a bunch of girls, and for hanging out and playing games with us!

MMMM polka dot cake! Present time! Ella pinning the nose on!

Birthday morning presents before was a High School musical Birthday!
Happy Birthday Shantel, I cannot believe you are 6!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ice Princess

Having a hockey player in the family, you would think that we were regulars at the ice rink (besides Sunday night games). Well, wrong. Gary's work had an Ice Skating party at the Gallivan Center. We decided that it would be a great time to get Shantel skating for the first time. We left the other two at home so we could skate and be cold without 2 other wild children.
The first trip around the ice, Gary pretty much held Shantel up on her skates. The second time around Gary told her to act like she was "walking" and that was the end of it. She was a natural. I joined them on the ice and we all held hands and skated around. That was enough for that Ice Princess, after that she wanted to skate by herself. She did great skating around the bumpy ice by herself. I can't wait to take her in some real ice. I guess this is a new family activity we will take part of!

Enlarge the picture and look at Shantel's face...classic.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! This was too cute not to share. In Kindergarten Shantel was a pilgrim for her feast; In preschool Kallie was an Indian for hers. How perfect that they each
were something so different.

The day after we had to get the tree and decorations up. Of course it was after I woke up from my nap after the Midnight Black Friday Shopping. Great deals! The kids had a great time pulling all the decorations out and looking at them. You would think they had never seen the stuff before. They did great decorating the tree, not one ornament broke (yet!). We did, however, put the kid friendly ones on the bottom.