Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday Morning Chess

Cold and wet Saturday morning here in West Lafayette and we are all back to our weekend routines, swimming mostly although we are getting the Christmas tree out this afternoon.

Connor and I were playing a quick game of chess, which he loves. He’s still mostly learning, I think the ability to “kill my pieces” appeals to him. I pulled my earliest picture of him and me at this, also shown below!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Great Thanksgiving Evening and Dinner

We had an incredibly relaxing Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. As we have done now for several years, longer than we can recall, a very gracious Webb-Ejendal family hosted us. Turkey was on the menu of course, plus many very tasty side dishes and desserts.

All the kids had a great time and we thank you again Kevin and Kaisa for a wonderful evening.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Peace Treaty

I found this little project that Anja and Isabel just finished amusing. It’s a peace treaty between their respective imaginary worlds, “Anjatopia” and “Isabellealand”. This treaty is in honor of Lizzie’s imminent arrival, she is our Elf on the Shelf who informs Santa of all children behaviors from now until Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody

Happy Thanksgiving to all out there. Wishing  you and all your families a relaxing day. 

Anja and I ran a 5km turkey trot this morning, her first ever race. She did fantastic, ran the entire distance and really enjoyed it. I was tremendously proud of her. Big turkey dinner scheduled for later this afternoon. 

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Sisterly Love

So thankful these two great kids love each other like they do, so much so that they often dress as twins. All we have to do now is convince them of their love for their brother. 

Halloween Fun

We had a fun evening roaming through our neighborhood last night. Not exactly sure when the kids are going eat all this candy. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekend Review and Orchard Trip

Kids are in bed and we now have another busy weekend behind us, and once again it was filled with fun stuff. We attended our annual “hands-on-trucks” which this year featured a helicopter, which landed whilst we were there.

We had Steef and Ginette over for dinner last night and today we visited the orchard with them. There was also the usual baking, reading, napping, with a little sibling bickering thrown in. Connor and I went on what is starting to become our routine 7 mile bike ride. 

The highlight of course was freshly picked apples; at the orchard I had a Honeycrisp; a Gala plus a fresh peach. Lynne made an apple crisp for dessert this evening which was scrumptious eaten hot with melting ice-cream!