Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The End of 2014

 Izzie and Maddie playing with a lego kit they got for Christmas.

 Daddy got one too, so he's playing with the girls.

 Jake attempting to metamorphose into a butterfly.

 Combining a bunch of lego kits to make a lego city.

 Izzie. I read this book when I was a kid and loved it. They both enjoy it too.

 Maddie drawing a floorplan.

 We took a bit of extra time off at Thanksgiving so, we got right back to school after Christmas. Here we made a homemade compass. It was pretty fun and it actually worked! You rub a needle on a magnet to magnetize it and the float it on a cork in water. The hard part was figuring out which end of the needle was N and which was S. But by investigating the sun in the sky we were able to figure it out. (And double checking with a labeled compass!)

 Sleeping Pug.

 Maddie working on some math.


 Toasty toes in front of the fire, eating a snack.

 Izzie, Maddie.

 Netflix did a New Years Countdown that they put up so that parents could watch a countdown before their kids bedtime, no matter what time it was. So we took advantage of it! We had family movie night, then watched the short countdown to 2015!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

 John went and got Maddie and Izzie up on Christmas morning.

 Izzie, Maddie, Daddy looking at all the gifts.

 Izzie checking out the doll house.

 Izzie wanted a Captain America Shield.

 Izzie and Maddie opening gifts.

 I got a new hat.

 John, Izzie and Popo

 The spoils, they were great.

 Izzie showing off her ring from Grandma.

 I made a roast duck for Christmas!

We had a nice feast. Roast Duck, ham, green bean casserole, potatoes au gratin, and pop overs. It was a very relaxing low-key Christmas day celebrated with Nanna and Popo.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twas the Night Before Christmas 2014...

 The girl scout troop got together to make Christmas cookies for an assistant living community.

 They gave out the cookies and then sang Christmas Carols to the senior citizens.

 Toasting our toes by the fire.

 Festive Holiday Quote for my quote board.

 Christmas Tree all decked out.

 Uh... not sure where Maddie's body is....

 The Christmas Books! We do a Christmas book  countdown every year.

 John, Amanda, Maddie and Izzie getting ready for Christmas Eve Mass.

 Maddie and Izzie
 Maddie doing a ballet pose.

 Christmas Eve Cheese Smorgasboard.

 It's fun to have a cheese tray and watch a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve. Nanna and Popo came to spend the night too!

 Took this before I went to bed... looks like Santa arrived!!!!