Monday, December 26, 2016
Celene graduated to High Green, in which she keeps her green belt but adds blue stripes to it.
Now she has to learn a new form and another kick before she graduates to her blue belt.
This will take another 6-12 months to learn.
Hannah graduated from High White to a Yellow belt.
She's very excited, especially because it took her a full year of hard work for that accomplishment!
Here's a short video of Celene performing a spinning hook kick to break her board.
|Miles really enjoys reading lately. He devours books at a very rapid pace, keeping us busy getting library books!|
His current favorite book is his Christmas gift from Grandma though, a Calvin and Hobbs comic book!
|Celene got a make-your-own-moccasins kit from Grandma for Christmas and promptly made them the next morning.|
Aren't they cute?!
|She did such a good job. And they fit her well.|
|Here's Celene figuring out how to play "Sweet Hour of Prayer" on the piano by ear. |
The long hours in the house during winter allow for more time doing these things.
|Miles doing some online school work (while Eli thinks he helps) and Theo falls asleep watching. :)|
|the kids spent a few days with Grandma and Grandpa during the holiday season|
|making Christmas cookies with Grandma|
|The boys snuggling with Uncle Josh and watching racing videos on his phone :)|
|All of the grand kids with Grandma and Grandpa together|
|Miles and Celene on the big snowmobile|
|Celene and Hannah on the big snowmobile and Eli on the small one|
|Hannah add gas|
|making sure all things are put together correctly|
|Hannah giving Theo a ride|
|Eli and his big snowball|
|We took the kids to the big sled hill in Plymouth last Friday|
|Eli thinks sledding is great and yells "Yee-haw!!!" the whole way down! :)|
|Daddy pulling Theo up the hill|
|Theo coming down. He wasn't as thrilled but allowed a few rides before he refused any more rides.|
|My entire family on their way up|
|4 kids coming down at once!|
|Eli wants to win!|
|a beautiful view from the top of the hill - it was snowing but it didn't show on the camera|
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Some of Shawn's recent hunting views...
|Eli carried this bag of Cheetos through the whole store so of course we let him buy it :)|
Celebrating my birthday :)
|Getting wintery decorations out|
|Saw while hunting|
|Hannah's first hunt!!|
Enjoying the first snow this year
|Eli fell asleep watching Celene do schoolwork|
|I made this sweet little fabric wreath|
|pretty wreath mom gave me for my birthday :)|
|Theo sleeping on the kitchen chairs|
A few photos of my dad when he was little
Local recent vandalism
Celene baking Laura Ingalls Wilder's heart shaped cookies