Friday, January 22, 2010

Rachel's Snowboarding Video

Rachel snowboarding down the driveway after a Tennessee snowstorm.
Don't miss Rachel catching some "air" at the end of the video!

Anna reading books to Nathan

Anna's teacher sent her home with some books to practice her reading, especially "sight words." Anna is making great progress. Maybe next week we'll post a video of her reading Harry Potter! We'll save "War and Peace" for next month...

And no, Anna is not a pirate...she is just strengthening her left eye.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Game Time!

We spent a lot of time recently playing games....

Monika doesn't like killing bunnies, so she didn't participate...

Anna, Aletta and Sara in full "Killer Bunnies" action!

Rachel passing time doing train art while playing "Ticket to Ride"

Nathan plotting his next bunny killing move...

Snow Days!!!

After Christmas, the girls went back to school for 2 days, then were lucky enough to have a snow day. I think we got an inch?

Rachel taking the saucer down the hill in reverse!

Sara demonstrating her "mad snowboarding skills"

Anna and Aletta on the sled

Rachel turned 14!

Rachel had a slumber party for her 14th birthday. Left to right: Michaela, Chelsea, Rachel, Hailey, Hailey and Tara. Leah was the camera person and of course, Sara, Aletta and Anna couldn't stay away from the fun. In fact, one of the Haileys was nice to Anna and read her a bedtime story.

The two Haileys with Rachel on Sara's bunk. It was a short day at school so the Haileys came over early.

The Haileys and Rachel being goofy on Rachel's bed this time.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ward Christmas Party Dec.18th

Nathan is testing out Santa's seat.

Anna was afraid to visit Santa, but we lead her up there and she willing posed for a picture.

Since Rachel went up to visit Santa, Sara decided it was okay to do that too.

Aletta just being silly.

There was a very good turnout for the party. They had to bring out more chairs and tables. Rachel brought her sleepover friends to the party.