Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thank You Grandma Parks

We got a christmas package in the mail from "Grandma Alaska" and in it was a gingerbread christmas tree kit. We haven't done a whole lot of pre-christmas "stuff" since we are going to California for christmas so the kids "ate up" the chance to make a gingerbread tree. I have to admit there weren't much sprinkles left over by the time Anna and Jared were done with decorating their trees and most of the frosting ended up in their mouths, but that is what gingerbread cookies are all about! They had a lot of fun. Thank you Grandma Alaska!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Crazy Weather

The last three days have been in the 70's. We have been playing outside in short sleeve shirts and sandals. Our Rhododendrons in the front yard are starting to bud. It feels like it is April instead of December. Our neighbors were mowing their lawns, I was weeding the garden, and Anna has been collecting Dandelions. It is amazing to me that just one week ago we were playing in the snow! Here is a picture of Anna at the park today. We are taking advantage of the nice weather as much as possible since it is calling for snow in 3 days. Crazy huh!?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Let it Snow!

It snowed! Anna looked out the window yesterday and saw the snow falling on the ground. She was captivated. It was really wet, but we went out anyway. We made lots of snow angels and snow balls. She wanted to leave some snow angels as a surprise for our neighbors down the street so we walked down and left some. She thought she was so sneaky. Unfortunately it warmed up and the snow was gone by the time Jared got home from school, but hopefully it will snow again soon.