The wrap up of the end of 2011…
The end of the year move was not as hard as we had anticipated (please note that we are STILL unpacking.) We were welcomed to our new home by mother nature who sought fit to test our resolve and winter driving skills by dumping several feet of snow on us. Daddy worked really hard both the evening the snow began and early the next morning removing enough snow so that we could get out of the driveway. He and H-man teamed up and worked the next day, digging out the other half of the driveway. They celebrated their hard work by donning snowshoes to walk across the street to try their hand at sledding. Daddy would love to post a picture here but for some strange strange reason mommy did not take a picture of something (really you ask yourself, mommy did not take a picture of something?) Hard to believe isn’t it?
We have slowly been unpacking. Christmas day in the new digs did little to help us conquer the chaos of boxes and clothes. We would especially like to thank those that sent their wonderful and well appreciated gifts in boxes stuffed with styrofoam peanuts. The kids thought it would be a wonderful idea to make it snow inside the house. We are still finding bits and pieces of them strewn all over the house. (Oh and no picture here either…it was explained to me that the camera was still safely packed away during this and the a fore mentioned toboggan run.)
Apparently we did not do a very good job of explaining that our fish and fish tank were not making the move. This was decided after Dirk was found drinking out of it rather than his water bowl. We had visions of 30 gallons of water cascading down the steps or it tipping over on him or the kids.After much persuading and cajoling by H-man we relented and agreed that we would consider another fish. Daddy was adamant that this consideration was for a fish in the singular not plural sense. H-man has been a great help during and after the move, so today he got to go pick out and name the fish. Please meet the newest addition to our family, Bob. Not Robert as in Goulet. Not as in What about Bob? Bob The Builder, you ask? Close, its Bob the Beta.
Bob the Beta
Like we mentioned, we moved to a new neighborhood in the mountains. The neighbors here are fantastic, real outdoors type.
Won't you be my neighbor?
So here it is 2012. We have our resolutions in hand and are ready to take on the world. H-man when asked what he wanted to do this year he replied “Ski.” L-woman’s response to the same question was to,”Put my poop in the potty.” Mommy wants to spend more time with her family. I think this shows a good start.
Daddy wants to learn passable Spanish for his mission trip to Honduras. Dirk and Darla want to make friends with the “neighbors” and convince the two legged ones that they are the gentle giants we know and love them to be. Bob, he is still getting acclimated and has not yet come up with a 5 year plan or a list of goals. So a resolution or plan for 2012 is a little much for him after his move.
We had our pork and sauerkraut, made our resolutions and are ready; 2012 here we come.
daddy is feeling he got his money’s worth when he bought mommy a camera. This post is nothing more than an excuse to post some pictures of the kids.
Oh, Hi down there
Above is H-man showing off his climbing skills.
Below we have H-man practicing his coy smile, embracing the mountain man attire, all while sporting the blonde Beiber look.
Yeah I got the look
Watch you talking about Willis?
Above L-woman is contemplative. Below she is showing off her very prominent artistic side. We find her once again singing and dancing for the camera. We like to think of her as our own tiny dancer.
So Nick, Sharon and Howie does she have talent?
It is no secret that we are die hard Ohio State Buckeye fans.
Our wardrobes are dominated with scarlet, grey and garments adorned with different Buckeye emblems. Among some of the first phrases our kids could say were “GO BUCKEYES!” The week of the opening game of the season until after our bowl appearance, we fly the Ohio State flag. We found it funny that a former neighbor described looking at our Block O flag and thinking we were part of some cult. Well actually that might not be so far fetched.
Although passionate about our team, we do try to take a realistic approach to the rivalry. The kids would like to say Go Buckeyes, good luck & lets make this 8 in a row!
They would also like to say thank you to AS, CD, CC and UJ(?). For the duds the pair are wearing. In case the picture does not show it… They are tie-died with a block O in the center.
So we have been mentally collecting quotes from H-man and L-woman as they progress. Alas I think we have forgotten more than we remember. So we decided to record a few…
Here are our current favorites, more to follow.
“Mommy when I get older I don’t want my hair to fall down like daddy’s!” H-man
“You know why I’m awesome? Because my daddy’s awesome!” H-man
“Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said, NO MORE L-WOMANS JUMPING ON THE BED” As L-woman jumps on her bed.
The skis have been waxed and tuned, the passes have arrived, and ski apparel located.
Getting geared up in the parking lot
A view from the top
The weather in Colorado has been such that skiing has been possible and we have been taking full advantage the last week.
Enjoying first time on the slopes
We made our 2nd annual trip to Anderson Farms in order to pick our pumpkins for Halloween. We enjoyed all it had to offer. A few highlights from our day included a corn maze, hay ride, petting zoo, pumpkin chunkin (pumpkins shot out of an air cannon) and of course pumpkins! H-man was sure that he knew the way in and out of the corn maze. He barked out directions and commands as we made our way in and out of the maze.The kids were very excited to feed the cows. L-woman decided to change their species, electing to refer to them as buffalo. Having a confidence level on par with her brother, she insisted that everyone on the hay ride also refer to them as buffalo.
Not content to only ride the big wagons pulled by big tractors, the kids begged to go on a kids wagon ride. I think the pictures below show that they may have enjoyed themselves.
L-woman was very excited to choose her very own pumpkin! Daddy shows his excitement that she only needed to examine 3 acres worth of pumpkins in order find the perfect one. In typical L-woman fashion, she insisted on carrying her own pumpkin all the way back to the hay wagon. Daddy offered to help in an effort to keep the ride from being a 3 hour tour but was soundly (read: loudly) rejected. As is typical daddy thought we were there to get a pumpkin for kids and maybe one more for the adults to carve. He could not have been more wrong. It took 3 wagons to get the V-family and all their pumpkins to the car. Big ones, little ones, green ones, white ones, bumpy ones… What a great idea, until it was daddy who had to clean each and every pumpkin and carve all but one.
H-man and L-woman were excited to receive their costumes from UD and AH. THANK YOU! They were so excited that the pair wore them everyday since they arrived. Mommy was very creative in finding different events an venues for them to wear their costumes. The kids applauded mom’s efforts, especially since these yielded more candy!
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