Monday, December 22, 2008

Riding the Polar Express

On December 20, we rode the Polar Express to the North Pole. It is originally the Charlie Russell Choo Chew during the summer, but during the winter they take kids (and adults) to the North Pole and pick up Santa Clause, then ride back home. Poppy Steve and Grandma Rosie bought all the kids and grandkids tickets to ride, so off we went. Lyla had alot of fun and got to see Santa Clause in person for the first time. She gave him a High Five!! My camera batteries went dead just when Santa was getting to her, so I will have to post pics later that Poppy Steve took.

Foundation of our new house

On December 8, 9, 10 we worked really hard to get the foundation formed up and poured before the weather got really cold that Friday (and ohhhhh did it!!). We poured on the 10th, so now we have a foundation for when we get our house sold in Belgrade. Then we can start. We had lots of help to get all of this done. Lea, Jen, Dave (Lea's friend from Belgrade), Papa Kent, Poppy Steve worked on the foundation and Grandma Janet watched Lyla at the house so we could get something done. We are very happy to have gotten this far since winter was rapidly setting in.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cutting the 2008 Christmas Tree!!

On December 7 we went and cut Christmas trees with Ridgeway's, Hoenisch's and Fielder's. Lyla sure had a fun time as she could actually participate this year. She also assisted with the measuring tape when it came to putting up the tree in the house! We sure are looking forward to Christmas this year and Lyla is too--She knows about Santa (though we haven't went to see him yet).

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Pics-It's been a month!!

It's been a month already since I last posted pictures. Not a whole lot has changed.

We are using insulated concrete forms (blocks) for the foundation for our house, and we now have 3 rows up (out of 7). The wind blew so hard Monday that it acutally blew some of the top row off. So now we have more work to do.
The pictures below are of Lyla riding the MiniX with Lea, Lyla helping Mommy oil boots, and the latest story hour where Lyla made a snowman out of a sock.