Thursday, January 23, 2014

Phil and Pete Build a Train

We acquired some make your own train kits and Pete was dying to make one of them.  I didn't want to deal with it all day while trying to get some other stuff accomplished so I told him he could do it with daddy that night.  Well here the boys are that evening making the train.  He was so excited!
Sanding the wood first.

Now time to paint.  Not the best picture, but I love Pete's face in this one!

Still painting

Time to put it together.  Pete's hammering the wheels.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Actual Blizzard Update.

We had a big snow a couple of weeks ago.  We got dumped on and then the temperature dropped like a rock.  We didn't go anywhere for days.  I'll admit I was going crazy being stuck at home for so stinking long!  Luckily we eventually did get to leave and get back to normal life.
Pete digging in the snow

Dex not so happy about the fluffy white cold stuff.

All the boys working in the snow

Phil finishing up the driveway for the first time, it took 3 times total to keep it clear

I do exist!

This is where Dex preferred to be during the snow.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SkyPopo and Pete Tractor Time!

Always a highlight of our trips to Batesville for Pete is the tractor rides with Skypopo! I got lots of good pictures this time.

Call Family Christmas Trip

Sarah opening her present from us...I think she was excited

Pete opening his present

Showing off some Christmas jammies I found for the boy on clearance.

Showing me a stick he found to throw in the pond

Phil and Pete throwing sticks in the pond

Dex enjoying the outdoors, while it was still warmish

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pete gets a Big Combine

For the Christmas with my parents and our own family Christmas we had it at our house on Christmas morning before heading out to Batesville to visit Phil's family.  I didn't pull out the camera before Pete opened his big present from my parents.  Really our presents to him were pretty lame for a kid.  We all got each other electric toothbrushes as a big gift this year.  Phil had the most presents under the tree, but most were pretty silly and involved Star Wars, the biggest and coolest of which was a clock for the basement!  Phil got me a couple small expansions for Settlers of Catan (a board game we love).  My parents got us a new GPS, good thing too, ours is from my freshman year of college and hasn't ever been updated...Phil got a new pair of boots since his were falling apart and needed glued every month.
Pete cracking the packaging. (I didn't have any Christmas bags big enough for it)

Pete showing off his combine with Phil
That present won the prize for the hardest to get Christmas present.  Pete had found an ad with a picture of it back in October and was still talking about wanting it come December.  Mom and Dad decided they would get it for him but didn't get around to it until the middle of the month.  I ran to the store to pick it up for them since they were out of town to see Matt and Tashina's new baby.  Well Big R was sold out and couldn't reorder any more.  Mom called around to find any around Indy, Warsaw, Muncie, and Fort Wayne, they were sold out everywhere!  Plus online they were sold out as well!  Finally we located a large stockpile in Elkhart and made a quick trip up one night, right before a big snowstorm was expected and we had a play to get to and picked up one.  Next time, I think someone needs to decide sooner!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Grandma Horn Christmas

In the middle of January I'm finally getting around to posting about Christmas.  I'm running a bit late this year.  The pregnancy has stolen any energy that I normally have, along with any ability to remember to do stuff.  We had a much smaller and stranger set of Christmas' this year because of Matt and Tashina's new baby.  They weren't able to come up until New Year's so we did our Christmas without them so a much smaller group.

Pete opening his present (its a pretend cookie making kit)

Grandma opening her calendar for the year

Pete modeling his new metal Tonka truck!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

first snow.

The boys enjoying a bit of the first snow.  Brrr they look cold!

halloween again...

I know it is the middle of January and I'm just now getting around to posting Halloween.  Pathetic I know, but now you know how long it has been since I've dumped the pictures off my camera. Enjoy our Star Trek family Halloween picture.  Its only a few months late...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Non-Blizzard Update.

We are expecting a new addition to the family to come sometime in June!  We've known since October but with previous losses we had decided to hold off on the general announcement for some time. We won't find out girl/boy until part way through February, so don't get too excited just yet!  I'm over the worst of the "morning sickness" or as it was for me this time all day not being able to eat and having heart burn constantly for weeks on end.  I swear I lived on instant breakfast, cheese sticks and crackers - the only things that sounded good and didn't make me feel horrible.
The latest ultrasound from Thanksgiving week. .

We are super excited to be able to have another child. We'd been trying for over a year and a half and finally had some luck after seeing a specialist.  Thank goodness for medical technology!  Pete doesn't really know what the whole "baby" thing means, but he prays for it every night during family prayer so hopefully he won't mind having a little one around as well.