Monday, December 28, 2009

Love you!

It is not often that we take pictures together anymore.... just the two of us. I love this picture and it reminds me of how blessed I am to have Peter. He is such a wonderful husband and father. I love you :)

And the fun begins...

Christmas morning we awoke to a winter wonderland. Noah was so excited to get out and play so on Saturday we bundled the kids up and took them out. It was a blast. Peter and Noah made a little hill for the sled, threw snow balls, and ate lots of snow....but not the yellow snow :) When Emme awoke from her nap we took the kids on a little sled ride up and down the sidewalk. Noah was fearless. Peter whipped him around and he would go flying. It is so much fun to be a kids again. Enjoy the pictures....

Miss Emme all bundled up. She was such a trooper even though she could barely move.

The love's of my life

Noah was still trying to eat snow in this picture

All set for our little adventure

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Silly Noah

This morning Noah was a little jealous that Emme had a bow in her hair. He wanted one too, so I put this pretty pink bow in his hair. Noah has worn it all day and doesn't want to take it out. Hopefully I can convince him to take it out later when we meet up with family for Christmas. He does make a cute little girl though :)

Merry Christmas!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....Well it is definitely a white Christmas this year. We are knee high in snow so far and more to come. It is beautiful outside. The kids and I are cuddled up inside today while Peter braved the weather and headed off to work. We are hoping to make it to my grandparents this evening if we are not snowed in.

On Monday night we celebrated our family of four's Christmas and opened our gifts. Peter and I are never good at waiting. I made a nice warm dinner of seasoned pork chops, cheesy mashed potatoes and vegetables. We played Christmas music and enjoyed watching the kids open gifts. This year was Emme's first Christmas. She received a lullaby glow worm from santa and a new book. Noah was so excited to get a new tent, doctor kit, and the Elefun game (elephant that blows out little butterflies). That's about it for our little family. Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas. God Bless.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Emme is getting way to big. She is growing up on me. I wish I could just press pause and keep my kiddos at this age. As you can see, Emme loves to suck on her upper lip.

My two little peanuts :) Noah still loves his little sister.

Here is a few more pictures taken by Beth. The rest are on my Christmas card so I cant post them yet. I love this last picture of Noah. It was at the end of the photo shoot and he was all pictured out. I even tried bribing him with more cookies but it didn't work.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Emme 6 Month Photoshoot

My little 2 year old. Wow is he getting big!

Miss Smiley

Precious in Pink

Big Girl in her Big Girl room :)

Photos taken by Beth! Thanks again Beth for the beautiful pictures.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Delicious Snicker Cookies

This year I thought I would try a new Christmas cookie. These cookies were delicious and soo tasty. Peter loves snickers so I knew this would be a hit. Here is there recipe. Enjoy!

Snicker Cookies

1/2 c sugar
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c butter, room temp.
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
30 mini sized snickers candy bars (about 1 bag)

In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Add vanilla and egg. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and add to peanut butter mixture. Shape dough smoothly around each candy bar, making sure the bar is completely covered, without having a lot of excess dough. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350, check at 12 minutes, and take out when they are slightly golden. Cool a minute or so and remove from cookie sheets. Delicious served warmed!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Little Miss Ladybug :)

Miss Emme....oh how I love you :) Your smile brightens my day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fun in Slayton over thanksgiving weekend
We had a great time visiting Peter's family. The kids love to be around them and they have so many fun toys. Here is Noah in the tent Papa Horn found and a little kitchen. He was making us coffee and eggs :)
Emme and uncle Matt's dog, Orsen. He was a very kind and gentle dog. The kids loved him.

Emme on thanksgiving morning. She wasn't feeling well, so her and I stayed home from the thanksgiving hike :(

tummy time :)

Playing together. It is so much fun watching the two of them interact. Emme loves her older brother and watches him buzz around the house.

Noah the baby :) He was very wild this night so we stuck him in Emme saucer to contain him. However, now he always wants to go in the saucer. Oops.

Family pic after decorating the tree.

Noah and Papa Horn relaxing