Friday, December 27, 2013

Photo Fridays: Week 12

Hello friends.  I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas.  We sure did. Here we are with week 12 of our photo journal.  Enjoy!

We'll just get this one out of the way first - the obligatory photo of kiddos in front of tree on Christmas morning.  (Wearing the matching p.j.'s they got to open up on Christmas Eve.)

I made peppermint marshmallows, and they were a big hit at the Christmas Eve soup dinner that we hosted for a few friends.  New Christmas tradition? 

Brothers.  A relationship that isn't always the smoothest!

Flying with daddy

Christmas break means sun, shorts and sunscreen around here!

The scowl is Caleb's default look.  You have to earn a smile.

Happy with what he found in his stocking. 

A favorite new toy.

 ...and another favorite new toy!

 Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Dale emailed the boys a very creative story that they created with photos of Lego scenes that they built.  (Yes...they are pretty awesome grandparents).

For Christmas dinner we splurged on a ham,

and mango pie!

A first haircut!

Our big project for Christmas break - removing the old fireplace and installing a wood stove.   The first step was a messy one.  We had to disconnect the pipes that run water through the fireplace (it's a back-up to our solar hot water system).  Unfortunately, the person who designed the system opted to not put in a shut-off valve for these pipes.  So we had to drain the whole 300-liter hot water tank on our roof into buckets here in our living room.  Once it was dry, Brian climbed up in the attic and installed shut-off valves so that we don't have to deal with a well-watered living room when we install the hot water back-up in the new wood stove.

See you next week!


Dale and Kathy said...

Actually, Grandpa made the Lego scenes. Grandma did the photo editing and added the text.

Smith said...