Saturday, February 12, 2011

A few January favorites

So, I'm back (for the two of you who have missed our posts)!
Just wanted to share a few of our highlights from January.

We broke the trip back to Texas into two days, stopping in Denton for the night. Here's the kids' reaction when we got out of the car and into the hotel.

Waking up the next morning...one of my favorite things when Gabrielle is sweet with her little brother. And this was most possibly Benjamin's messiest "morning hair" ever!

The Barbie house that we gave Gabrielle for Christmas. She's so excited, and so am I...mostly because it's something she can go play with by herself for a while...especially while I have stuff to do for/with Benjamin.

Benjamin interested in guitars...already!?!

Trying to figure out the glass side table in the livingroom.

Gabrielle and I on our "date" before watching "Tangled".

Nothing like a good-ole diaper box to keep the kids busy for a morning. Benjamin used it first, and then Gabrielle sat in it and "read" some books for a while.

A decent day for the kiddos to play outside together.

My boys reading their papers on the weekend.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk

Of course, I had to get some Bethany in there too!

Another day outside...on the swingset in the backyard this time.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A few videos I couldn't pass up

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"Frosty the Snowman" decoration that I got after Christmas at our Hallmark for $.34...seriously!!!

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LOVE a nice day outside...and listening to my kids giggle while swinging in our backyard!

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Benjamin riding the rocking horse for one of the first times while Gabrielle rides her stick horse around the house (all while listening to another toy play some "galloping music").

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Benjamin riding the horse--January 2011.

Gabrielle beside my rocking horse (I didn't get a picture of her on it by herself until she was older)--November 2007.

Me on my rocking horse for the first time--January 1979--with my grandma and grandpa Reinke who made it for my first birthday.