Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Letter to Santa...

Jack came home the other day and decided it was time to write Santa a letter. ( will look good in my scrapbook that I will do someday!)He sat down and about 15 minutes later, he was ready to print....
Dear Santa,
I want a lego set called lake town chase. A game called pickman3. and new monkey PJs. A new marble set. we ALL want a basset hound. A new stuffed animal is good. I also want a imagine X called Fire building I think. I kind of want Xbox 1 for me and my brother. I also Want a Lego thing called Life Of George. I want a nutcracker.
That's all I thought of now.
Jack Belding
He added a drawing and put the letter into a protective plastic sleeve. An envelope would cause unwanted creases in the letter.

He then read it to anyone who would listen!

We stopped at Memory Bound to make a couple of copies of his letter so we could have a copy to keep (and put in the scrapbook.) The original one was heading to Santa...but how should we send it to the red guy?

Easy! Henry goes to the North Pole every night to report to Santa! Jack set his letter next to Henry and that night, off it went! Henry did leave a letter for Jack reassuring him that Santa received his letter!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Enjoying Their Scrapbooks!!

The other day I came upstairs to find this!

The boys had discovered their scrapbooks and were busy checking them out! You must remember, that the scrapbooks have been in the basement and not in an area that would be "easy" to get them out and look through them. Plus, I labeled them. That might have been the key!

Sam checked out his football book.

Jack checked out his book from kindergarten. And then asked if he could have these great little inserts. REALLY? That's all you got from the book!

It did inspire me to get my act together and put more pictures in their books....someday!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Santa Hat...

Jack has been sporting a Santa hat lately...

He has been wearing the hat from breakfast... bed!

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Soaker...

I plan on sharing pictures of our addition...soon.

Took this one of Jack soaking in my new tub.
I have yet to be in the tub.
Jack says it's fabulous!

Sam also said it's not too bad.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Busy Little Elf...

Henry has been busy hiding in a new and exciting place every night!

This night, he took a few selfies!

This one blew our mind...a selfie with Moose?!?!?

A selfie with Sam's puppy and teddy!

One with Jack's monkeys!

And not to be left out...a selfie with Mr. Gorilla!

He was also spotted after he jumped into a Christmas present head first.

And spent the day in the freezer.  Just like the North Pole.
 Henry has just been so much fun to have at the house. Only 12 more days until Henry heads home. Darn.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Santa Spottings...

'Tis the season for Santa spottings!

Love this blue eyed Santa!

This Santa was interesting...

And this Santa took Jack's breath away!
Jack went to a cookie exchange with my mom. They walked around the corner and there stood this Santa! Jack backed up into my mom and she heard him say under his breath, "whoooaa!"
Believing is priceless!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rude Awakening...

I was taking a nice afternoon nap.
Suddenly I heard a low "grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."

I opened up my eyes to this.
How rude, Moose.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Turkey Preparations...

Thought I would share some Thanksgiving prep of the turkey pictures. If you know me, I cannot stand raw meat. I don't know what it is, I just don't like handling, touching, smelling raw meat. This year my mom actually thought I should pull out the "parts" that are packed in the turkey. I about passed out!! Thank goodness, she changed her mind and came over to get out the "parts."

But first, Jason had to pull out some pin feathers...WITH MY GOOD TWEEZERS!! Guess what I want for Christmas!

All the kids lined up to check out what was going to come out of the chicken.  The little red head is my niece, Lily.

Jack, was amazed with the parts and didn't hesitate to touch them. GROSS!!

Checking out the other things that where pulled from the turkey's nether region.

Lily didn't want anything to do with them.

 I couldn't believe that Sam held the neck! I think he was trying to be "brave" with Lily right beside him. As you can see, he has about the same feeling about raw meat and really couldn't keep it together.  

My sister thought Lily should get a good close up look of the heart!

Here's the Sam we all know and love!

Jack still studying the parts! He REALY liked the heart. Even after grandpa told him it may start beating again in the fridge at night!

Once hearing that the heart may start beating again, Jack decided KEEPING the heart would be a great idea!  At least I convinced him to keep it in a baggie! I noticed someone switched if from the fridge to the freezer..just so it would last longer! Thank you very much.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh My, Henry!

Henry received some mixed reactions when he was located this morning!

I will not use names, but one child thought it was the funniest thing he had seen! That child also got up really close to check everything out!

My other child, again I won't use names, was a bit disgusted with Henry.

That son looked at me and asked, "Who's going to clean that up?"

Then on the way to school, that same son said, "Maybe you should clean that up when you get home. Those chocolate chips may melt and make a bigger mess."
I reassure him that things would be okay...for the time being!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Early Bright Lights...

The addition is officially finished, except for a "punch list." A punch list is all the little things that need to be done or touched up or fixed. We have a long punch list.
Anyway, we have moved into our new bedroom and absolutely LOVE it!
Except for one thing...

The sun shines VERY early into our windows...straight out of the East. As soon as that sun starts to peek out, I am wide awake. I would go back to sleep, but my mind has already started thinking about the day.
We are to get our blinds sometime this week or next can't be soon enough!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Henry's Back...

Henry's back. Henry is our Elf on the Shelf that I thought would be a great idea to do with the boys. Well, now he is back for the third year! We had to add an addition on to our house just so this stinking Elf will have somewhere new to go for the next 23 days!

Jack is SO excited that Henry was returning. So much so, that he made and entire set up for him!

Dear Henry,
I gave you a few choices on movies. Remember to put the Class Christmas Favorites back in its case.
Sincerely, Jack
(Henry did enjoy the movie, but gosh darn him, he forgot to put the movie back into its case!)

Dear Henry,
Here's the classic Cat in the Hat book for you to read. Have fun!
Sincerely, Jack
(Henry read part of the book and used the note as his bookmark!)

Dear Henry,
I can't wait to see you in the morning! I missed you, so here is a nice welcoming!
Sincerely, Jack
(It actually was a nice welcoming!)

Dear Henry,
You could hang up and ornament if you'd like.
Signed, Jack

P.S. Henry,
Feel free to look around the addition.
Sincerely, Jack
(WOW! Thanks for all this! Henry)

A nice welcoming always includes a pillow for your head, a stocking for your bed, a flashlight to get around in the dark and a creepy monkey with a mask.

Welcome back, Henry!
So good to see you.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Something for Moose...

Moose LOVES to look out the windows in my new space. There are just perfect height for her. But today isn't about looking out the windows...take a little closer look...

See her fancy bracelet?

I am sure you have seen the latest fad...rubber band bracelets. EVERYONE has them...including Moose! Jack made her a pooch perfect pink and blue bracelet for her to enjoy!

Now, all she needs is her nails painted!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pick Up Your Clothes!

Jack had a tendancy to leave his clothes where he takes them off. I am ALWAYS telling the kid to pick up his clothes!  On this day, I misspoke, I told Jack to take care of his clothes! Well, he did take care of his clothes.

"Jack...What is this?"
I took care of my clothes and made them into a Cubs coach! Look...a whistle!"
"Great. Very creative."
Some days, I just don't know what to say.....

Monday, November 25, 2013

What do you think about the weather?

Moose came in the other day and looked at me.
"What do you think, Moose?"

I think she said:
"It's cold.
It's snowing.
I don't like it."

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Vikings Game...and RGIII

Since Jason and I had to head to Minneapolis to get a new piece from my scrapbook table,we decided to go the Vikings game while we were there.

Honestly, it was the other way around. We stopped at IKEA because we were up there for the game. Sometimes I like to pretend that I am the reason we went to Minneapolis and not the Vikings. (smile) This night the Vikes were playing the Washington Redskins...which meant RG III would be in the house! YEA!!!

We were able to watch Adrian Peterson warm up before the game.

And watch RG III run by after warming up!

Jared Allen and the defense came out to warm up...I think he is looking at me! He is probably thinking, you aren't allowed to have that long of camera lens in the dome!

Oh...that wasn't Jared Allen thinking that, it was the little security man in the yellow jacket who was actually yelling it at me! I pushed my lens in and he said, "Your lens is longer than a pencil! You shouldn't have that in here!" I asked him, "Why?" He then proceeded to pick up a program to point out the rules..I stopped him and explained, "I understand that there is a rule on the size of lens that I can have. But, can you explain to me why."  "I don't know why. Just keep that thing in. You shouldn't have gotten in here with that."  Wow. Glad their security is working...I feel safe!

I told the man in the yellow jacket I would keep my big lens tucked in. Then I proceeded to have Jason block my lens and take pictures of RG III running by. Seriously, how can I not use my big's not like this happens every day!

We also watched Cris Carter, who was being presented with his Hall of Fame rings at half time, blow the big Viking horn to start the game.

I used my big illegal lens to watch  RG III take some hikes!

 Watched Petersen make some touchdowns! It's blurry because he is so faaaassssttt!!


AP celebrating a touchdown. Wow! The Vikes might actually win this game!