Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Photos

Decorating Christmas cookies

Our little chef/artists (check out the blue penguin on the plate!)

Cheese!

Concentrating hard to get the candy cane just right

Love the smirk

Cheese!

Caught in the act (and yes, he was finished decorating before he started licking the plate)

Monkey see, monkey do
Yum!


The finished products

Christmas Eve. Ready to open their one gift for the night.

Christmas morning: playing with her new Ariel playset

The much anticipated Rainbow Loom from Santa.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Santa and Sledding

Santa visited the house last Friday.  Claire refused to sit with him for a picture but was happy to tell him what she wanted for Christmas.  Wesley gave Santa his list (in Santa's hand) and both kids wanted to know where the reindeer were.

The weather warmed up over the weekend and we managed to get out and enjoy the snow.  Here, the boys are racing.

Daddy wipes out (and yes, Wesley pushed him)

Wesley wins (sort of? does it count if you cheated?)

Funny, after the race, face

Claire coming down the hill

At the top for one last run (before Mommy's hands froze off and she had to put the camera away; then we all went sledding for a while longer)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cousins Visit

Celebrating Daddy's birthday while Grandma and Grandpa Pataky, Aunt Cami, Uncle Andy, and cousins Annika, Kelan, and Grady were visiting

Ready to head to the park to play



Kelan and Wesley pushing Claire in the swings

Cousins on the swings


Grady trying out the slide

My little monkey

Daddy testing out his birthday present

A rocket!

Watching the launch

Foam pit fun at the open gym





Halloween Pictures

Pumpkin carving Round 1






This is the jack-o-lantern we made for a Halloween party contest (we didn't win; someone who carved a Christmas tree of all things won)

Pumpkin carving Round 2 (not sure why Wesley wanted to take off his shirt for this one)


Wesley's jack-o-lantern design for the front porch


Aunt Ann carved a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle while she was visiting (Wesley's wearing his costume's mask so you can compare)

Mom's Despicable Me minion pumpkin

Halloween night (post-trick-or-treating and post-cheddar popcorn snack; check out the orange fingers) with Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Leonardo (the blue Ninja Turtle)