Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jingle Bell James

It is the fate of all children, I believe, to at some point get caught in a loop singing Jingle Bells.

The interlude is his own creation, seemingly titled "And The Matches" in honor of the memory match game he is intent on dispersing throughout the house.

Looks fun to be 2.

Friday, December 18, 2009

O Christmas Tree

There are some advantages to a small tree :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

Bethany did our pictures again this year.

Here's the link to her blog post

Thank you, Bethany!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Daphne turns 4!

Party #1 - 3rd Annual Playgroup Birthday Party. Last year's post will explain. Oh, what a lazy blogger I've become.

Party #2 - We had our home-school preschool group stay afterward for Daphne's first official "little friend" party.

Party #3 - Today, on her real birthday, we went out for dinner with both sets of grandparents and Aunt Julie, and then walked over to the mall so Daphne could Build-A-Bear. She built a Kitty. James ran in (justifiable) terror from the animal-stuffing machines. I committed the cardinal parenting sin of forgetting to charge the camera batteries. :(

Happy Birthday, Daphne! You're one special little gal. P.S. You may only have 1 party next year. Whew!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Singing Christmas Tree 2009

This was Daphne's 2nd year attending the Portland Singing Christmas Tree. Pete's parents have been involved in it for over 20 years. The best part is visiting them down in the orchestra pit!

The giant rotating tree is made up of row upon row of singers.

Daphne insisted we go out to dinner again with Grammy and Grandpa between their shows, just like last year. Nana, Aunt Julie, and Great Grandma Woods came too.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Boo, Quack, Roar

I don't know what it says (if anything) about her/me/us that Daphne's wanted to be a duck for Halloween for months. She never even mentioned princess, fairy, mermaid, butterfly...

Daphne did the drawing, I did the carving.

Here's a video of the Pumpkin Carving Party we had at church the morning of Halloween.

Young Families/Adults Pumpkin Carving from Brent James on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 2009

Taking our pumpkins to see the pumpkins