Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Parties & Our Gingerbread House

 We had Tanner's Nursery School Christmas Party this week, the kids had a blast eating, playing games, doing crafts and a wagon ride. Grandpa and Roy brought the horses to town and gave rides.

 All the kids got a book for Christmas there.
 We built our gingerbread house last night. The kids had lots of fun but who wouldn't when there's icing and candy involved??? I'm not sure how we're going to get through Christmas with our kids flying high on sugar???

Hope you are all having wonderful holidays!
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A Perfect Sunday

 I'm so glad that I can say that I got out on the sleighs before this baby comes. It was a very nice day temperature wise, although it was raining. I'm sure it made the roads slippery but we didn't have to worry about that at all. We stayed home all day and spent the afternoon celebrating our nephew Landen's 6th Birthday with a sleigh ride and food at the cabin. It was a great afternoon! The kids had so much fun.

 The four older kids at the party, the birthday boy is the one in the yellow coat.

After a whole week of having a cold, I finally felt some energy coming back today. Once we were home from the cabin, Ali had a nap and Tanner and I wrapped a bunch of Christmas presents. Then we made caramel corn and I made muffins after that. I tidied my kitchen up as well. I have felt so crappy all week, I had a really hard time keeping up to my house. It will feel so good to wake up to a tidy kitchen tomorrow morning. I hope that it's just that I'm feeler better...I did have a bumpy sleigh ride today along with lots of greasy fries at the you never know. The roads are pretty crappy and slippery so this baby better just stay where it is tonight.


Friday, 12 December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Perfect Snowman Making Day

 This was a perfect day to make snowmen...although I really do not want to see the snow leaving. I always seem to miss the snowman making window. So I was glad I got to make one with the kids finally, and even a nice big one!
And this is my new to me wheels! I'm loving it. Grand Caravan this time with Stow N' Go.....So handy.


Monday, 8 December 2014

Hunting for a Christmas Tree & Other Traditions

 Freddie the Elf showed up in our home last year. Tanner wasn't really that into him then. But this year he loves it! When he wakes up in the morning the first thing he does is looks to see where Freddie is for the day.
 Found our tree!!
 My loves.
 Daddy cutting the tree down.
 Let the Christmas tree decorating begin! This year I made some burlap garland, I love it! I think I'll do a tree skirt as well. The kids pretty much decorated the tree all by themselves. They did very well, and had a blast.

 Finished product.

We also do a book advent calendar where I wrap 24 books (some Christmas, some not) and the kids unwrap one a day till Christmas is here. They love it!

Anyways, have a great day!
We are full of colds here so hopefully they disappear soon.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

What's been happening

 We are still plugging away with the combine. My hubby was saying last night that we have been combining for 5 months....LOL. Which is true but not full-time by any means. We are still working on sunflowers. Our remaining field will not dry down for us. Last time we checked (quite awhile ago) they were testing 15% and we'd like them to be under 10%. Preferably 9%. These pictures are from last week, we are harvesting Dad's sunnies for him. He does not have a sunflower header for his combine. Even his were only testing 12% but he has aeration for his, we do not.
 It was a cold, windy day. Of course everything is last minute around here, so Corey was able to get off of work that day so off he went. They had a pretty good day but when they stopped for coffee and Corey got out of the combine he could hear a loud hissing sound...there was a sunflower stalk stuck right through one of the BIG tires on the combine. Then he went to park it in Grandma's yard and her gate is not quite wide enough for the header on the combine and he bent something. So not a great end to the day but they did manage to stay in the field for most of the day. For lunch I made a huge pot of summer borsht and muffins along with sandwich fixings and hauled it all to Grandma's with three kids. I was tired that day.
 We went to visit a new cousin a couple weeks ago. Meet Mr. Sloan Dacey. He is technically like a 4th or 5th cousin to our kids. He came two weeks early and then spent two weeks i the hospital till he could come home. He is doing great now and is so cute! Ali loves him, she can hardly wait to meet our new little baby!
 The other day I was in MCC thrift shop and I spotted this cute little Christmas tree for $5!!!! Tanner has been bugging me for a couple weeks to set up our tree and because we like to set up a real one we don't set it up too early. So this was the perfect opportunity for the kids to decorate a tree and it's all their own! They love it.
 My new mat for my bathroom.....I love it! It's hutterite made. I wish I new how to make such things.
 My little project, I bought a used cork board awhile ago at the MCC. I wrapped twice with burlap and then I took jute string and wrapped it all around the board randomly. I will use this to display all the beautiful Christmas cards we get! I was pleased with how it turned out.
 On the weekend Friday through to Saturday we received our first big snowfall. It was even enough to take the snowmobile out! So while Daddy and Grandpa did chores, the kids and I putted around the yard. They were thrilled! And since then it has got beastly cold (-38 in the wind) so we have not been out much.

Anyways, other than that, I'm trying to finish getting ready for Christmas and baby. Tomorrow I'm going shopping with NO kids (yippee lol) and hoping to finish for Christmas. Today I'm exactly one month away from my due technically next week I'll be considered full-term. Yikes, yes I am freaking out.

Happy Tuesday my friends!