Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kid Art

Emily did ice painting in school in Thursday. I'm not sure how you ice paint but it looks pretty fun.

Elijah did several IB related projects earlier this week. This is his dragon for Chinese New Year.

These are his fireworks also for Chinese new year.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Little Flippers

Emily got to use flippers at swimming this weekend.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011


The biggest thing here this week was the snow that was actually ice. We missed a full day of school on Tuesday and didn't even leave the house all day The kids actually did pretty well. Elijah showed Emily his marble track, we panted, played just dance, and watched Kim Possible.

Neil's Mr. Beer beer is now in bottles. So far it doesn't taste awful but the true test doesn't come for another week or so.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Homework Pass

The big news of this week was that Elijah got enough golden tickets to earn a homework pass. They are allowed to save them but he used it the day he got it.

I also got my sewing blog going this week if you want to see what I make here it is.

Other then that we've been getting back to our routine after having a great 2 weeks off.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Old habits die hard

Santa brought Elijah this crazy 400 piece marble track. Santa may have thought that it was one of those just pop it together however looks right kind. Santa was wrong. This was more the type of toy that comes to the houses of parents who made the naughty list. Not sure what Neil did to achieve this status but he spent several nights helping Elijah put it together. It is pretty cool now though.

We went to Skinny Dips yesterday and it was so crowded we had to use the counter. Emily got a big kick out of this.

5 bonus points for anyone who can tell me what song I had in my head when I wrote this title.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Favorites

Elijah and Emily sledding after Christmas. I love the look of pure joy on their faces.

This was the best/only pic of the two of them decorating the tree. There is something so fitting about it though. If I did Christmas cards which I don't if your wondering why you didn't get one this would have been the picture.

Emily drinking her hot coco. I just find it too funny that both my kids have Starbucks orders. Well except that now it takes more money then ever to go there.
The kids watching tv together. I remember thinking they were both so cute and quiet in this picture.

This one just makes me smile. As he's getting older its hard to catch him not paying attention.

While I'm sure I missed a few days I enjoyed this year a lot. I like how many random pictures I have of the family though it did make the photo books more expensive and I haven't even begun on the one for us yet. I learned how to use photo editing tools on flicker so I was able to make many pictures look better. I also never went 2 months without picking up the camera. I'm not trying for every day in 2011 I am going to do my best to do at least weekly updates with pictures and such. I'm also going to start a dedicated sewing blog I think here on blogger to do pattern reviews, sew alongs, and work on my sewing goals. I'll post it here when I get going though I'm not entirely sure any of you will want to come see it. I just would like for it to be separate as I know my friends and family really enjoy this format and I think it would get weird if they were all mixed together.