Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter Wonderland/Christmas 2009

Anders and Katie checking out the new dollhouse
Anders and his night vision goggles


Reading "The Night Before Christmas" together


The winter wonderland in Mountain Lake, MN

Trenton and Katie dancing to some Neil Diamond

Katie attempting to make a snow angel...pretty heavy snow!

Making "Frosty" with genuine Christmas snow

Imitating Rudolph

In anticipation of opening gifts...

The fastest slide ever...very fun!
A swing with very little clearance

Isaiah and Katie checking out the icehouses on Prior Lake

A very cool gingerbread house!
We had a wonderful Christmas and it was very white indeed! Many happy memories were made and I wish all the very best in the New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wise man and angel

Anders in front with Corey and Jaxon backing him up as wisemen #2 & #3

Megan Odegard our neighbor friend with Katie pre-concert in the preparation room.
Ezekiel Lutheran Church had their annual Christmas program yesterday and thanks to our wonderful neighbor, Teri, we have some photos of the event.


Anders was Wiseman #1--"That star is so amazing! It's so bright!" said with feeling of course

2nd line: "Yes, that's it!" said with even more feeling and a bit of an English accent


Katie was an angel--no lines that were specific to her, but did two action rhymes with other kids her age.


It was a fun program and it was great to have an audience of Dad, Grandpa Bud and many others. Merry Christmas to all and enjoy your time with friends and family!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Funeral play...

I have commented on Sheri the wonder caregiver before. I love being at work and getting a play by play of Katie's day.

Katie says: That was a good funeral
Sheri repeats: That was a good funeral?
K: yes, My puppy died
S Oh (feeling and looking a little perplexed by Katie’s smile and joy)
Hope: Yes her puppy died.
S: Walks around the corner and there is Ian Laying dead on the floor…Of course I cried


And they are continuing to play funeral and dead dog…haaaaaah….TGIF this is a very emotional job….

Later message from Sheri...

Okay now they are talking about how the puppy died

Katie: You got scraped by a tree


Ian: No I got runned over by a car


….this is so hard to ignore

thank you Veterans!

Huge thank you to all the Veterans who have made our freedom possible. Thank you Clarence Jr., Chuck, Bud, Brad, Brent and Stuart. We salute...