Thursday, January 29, 2009

Having some fun

Rebecca loves to laugh a giggle and show us her tongue!
video

Dan and Scott made great progress on the bathroom last night by laying the tile floor. It looks great, but I think we might change the wall color. I didn't consider the tile when I got the wall color and it doesn't look very good. The guys think the walls look pink (they are actually "lama brown"). I don't think it's that bad, but I am going to change it soon.

Next is the sink, toilet, ceiling, and some decorating :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Frozen Ponds

I think that frozen ponds are one of the great things about living in the country. Sunday afternoon I dusted off my iceskates and enjoyed the smooth ice on our pond and the slightly warmer temps. Dan and Rebecca came out for a while also. It was pretty funny to watch Rebecca try and stand on the ice!
The only down side was getting one skate caught in a crack and wiping out. I'm still sporting the bruises, but can't wait to get out there again :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cold Day

I'm home from school today because it's too cold. The temp is about -18 F and the windchill is right around -30 F. So we are home trying to stay warm and doing pretty well. I'm sure my parents in Neerlandia are thinking, "-30 F that's nothing," but I'm sure you still remember the feeling of an Iowa wind. Rachel, in Nicaragua, is probably thinking, "How do I even begin to explain to my students that where I grew up they cancel school because it's too cold?"

Anyway, we are enjoying ourselves. Rebecca loves bananas and Cherrios for breakfast. The banana makes the Cherrios a little sticky, but I think she was enjoying it all.
More please!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

little person

I was struck today with the thought that Rebecca is now a little person and less of a baby. I was walking behind her down the hall and watched her as she walked. She doesn't teeter or flair her arms as she walks like she did when she was just learning. And although she just babbles when talking, her inflection is perfect when asking a question or demanding something of us. I love to watch her growing up!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Holiday in Review

So I'm finally getting around to blogging about our holiday break. Nothing too exciting, but here are some pictures. We had Christmas as a family on Christmas eve. Here is Rebecca opening her presents. It was great to see her take interest in ripping open the paper and playing with her new toys.


Kitchen goodies from mom and dad, a dress outfit from Millie, pjs from Uncle Dave and Aunt Andrea, a quilt from Gramdma P., and that asparagus in her had is from the Barnes family.

Here we are after opening presents in our new pjs ready for popcorn and a movie.
On Christmas day we spent the day with Dan's family at his parent's house. Unfortunately our camera batteries died so I'll have to get some pictures from his sisters.

The weekend following Christmas Rebecca and I went up to MN so see her new cousin Jesse. Here is Rebecca, Joanna and Jesse.