Thursday, November 30, 2006

Let it snow...Let it snow...Let it snow!

Today was the first snow for Winter 2006/2007. It started with temperatures falling from about 60 to the lower 30’s. The sleet/ice combo came down leaving our city with about an inch of ice. Schools were closed and the kids were going a little crazy, then this afternoon, snow started falling. We have only received about an inch so far, but it’s cold and white.

When Jacob laid down for his nap, I told him it was going to be snowing when awoke. At least that is what my local weather man told me. So, when he woke up and saw it was snowing, he asked, 'how did you do that?'. If we could only remain this amazing our entire lives.

We can only assume that this is Isabella’s first snow. So for a brief moment, Jacob and I opened the back door and let her walk out to see, touch, and taste it. The photos explain her reaction.

I must admit, Jacob and I had a great laugh. The only word that came out of her was a shrill of a scream we have never heard before, followed by a great big belly laugh making her fall right on her tush.

Tonight, we are having are first of what I can only assume many, indoor campfires. We will be dining on pizza on our picnic carpet table, followed by roasting marshmallows by the fire. All of which, were Jacob’s idea. He has been dying to go camping so that he could roast marshmallows. We told him the first snow we had we could do it inside by the fire. Not knowing our first snow would be November 30. So, Robb is on his way home from work picking up the necessities for an indoor campfire.

I will keep you posted. Until then, I might suggest a Snow Angel or two.

Robb, Angela, Jacob, and Isabella

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

It’s true, it’s true…for me it’s true… I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. Absolutely love it. Everything about the holiday’s makes me happy…the over eating, over spending, finding the true meaning, random acts of kindness, the bargains, the early morning shopping rush, the lines, the long to do lists, the decorating, the smell of cookies in the over, and so on…and as stated before on this blog…’it just keeps getting better and better having kids’. I love it, absolutely love it all.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was the first time we hosted dinner at our house in about 6 years. We had all the trimmings and wonderful family to share it with and a winning football game from our hometown team to top it all off. Woooooooo Whhooooooooo!

Even though Isabella is over a year old, this is her first Thanksgiving Holiday. So, we dressed her up and showed her how our family does it. She loved being in a dress and wouldn’t take her hat off all day. I think maybe we have a girly girl on our hands. When it came to eating, she out ate us all. She loved everything on the table…turkey being her favorite.

Jacob on the other hand, didn’t care much for the dinner. He was more interested in the pie and how long he gets to play with his cousins. You see, two of Jacob and Isabella’s cousins have recently moved back to our area and Jacob is in heaven. He has a built in playmate anytime he wants to go see them, which is everyday. He wakes up asking when he gets to see his cousins next. It’s been fun.

For now we wish you well and enjoy this season with friends, family, or even a stranger. You can make a difference.

So remember while December brings the only Christmas Day.
In the year let there be Christmas in the things you do and say.
Wouldn't life be worth the living…wouldn't dreams be coming true,
if we kept the Christmas spirit all the year through?

Blessings to you and yours,

Robb, Angela, Jacob, and Isabella

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Halloween Greetings!

Hello to Friends and Family,

Long overdue, I know. We had a wonderful Halloween. We had some friends over for dinner, and then everyone got all dressed up for photos. You can imagine that photo session, didn’t last long at all. Once the doorbell rang with Trick or Treaters, Jacob was out the door.

This year, and most likely this is the last year…the kids dressed together. Isabella was Tinker Bell and Jacob dressed as Captain Hook.

I might say he was a stunning Captain Hook. You will notice the painted on fake mustache….not my idea. I totally forgot that ‘Hook’ had a mustache, but Jacob reminded me that he did and we had to come up with one pretty darn quick. He really enjoyed this holiday this year. He had a lot of fun; he cleaned out the block and walked as far as he could, then asked to come home. Of course we let him sort through his treats, count them, and play with them for a bit. Then we told him since he was three, he could pick out three pieces for the night. He bought it…yeah! So, you’re wondering, what did he pick….three packages of Smarties? I know, I know….not my kid…. No chocolate in site. However, when we unwrapped them, dumped them out and put them all in a bowl you would have thought this pirate found gold. He was in Halloween Heaven.

Isabella was a trooper this year. She knew she was pretty and I think she felt pretty. She just pranced around like the bell of the ball. As we walked up towards the doors we would put her down in front of the door. She would knock on the doors like all the other kids, and then once the door was opened, she would try to squeeze in. It was really cute. She didn’t care about the treat, just wanted to come in for a chat. Now, that’s my daughter.

We had a wonderful October and enjoy the holiday’s even more having kids with us. I never needed an excuse to have fun with the holidays, but this just keeps getting better having kids.

We wish you all well and until next time, forget raking the leaves they will blow away, instead…go do something that makes you smile.

Robb, Ang, Jacob, and Isabella