Thursday, January 1, 2009

Nothin' Like A Tantrum To Start Things Off..

Hey! It's 2009! What do ya know?? That is ONE more year farther away from the one I was born in. (This has GOT to stop.) I'm wrinkly.. I enjoy bread pudding.. and almost all my kids can now make thier own cereal. How does time just KEEP rolling?? But can't complain.. the New Year started with good friends, good food-- and one VERY upset Sophie. My usually very pleasant and always ready for a party girl.. was NOT entertained by the unexpected shot of silly string aimed at her at midnight by her well-meaning-party-starting Dad. The following was her startled and offended reaction.

And so began the New Year!
(Maybe she was just upset her usual bow was not in place.)
Luckily.. she was quick to accept an apology, with her "It's O.K. Dad." reply.. and the night ended with sparkling cider and hot brownies. Doesn't get any better than that! Oh wait.. it DID..
The next day we hauled the troops up to Beaver for some good times and a great little snow storm!
Here's the radical crew..

(Next time I'll get my very cute new snowboard coat on film for ya. I'm not the best boarder out there, but I may very well have the cutest coat.)
Bo looks so rockin' in his get-up I couldn't resist gettin' a few shots of his dude-esque-ness.

Or Jasens.

Sophie was geared up and ready for me to pull her around in a sled like a snow princess.

(Next on the endless shopping list of snowboarding junk that's fun to buy, little girls PINK goggles.)
We're headin' back tomorrow. Hope to see ya there!
(I'm the one in the cute coat.)

P.S.Can someone PLEASE tell me how to rotate my pictures on here??


Candice said...

Oh I had a flash back! The picture of all your boys standing in front of the ski racks...I started skiing when I was 4 I would have a designated spot I put my ski's every time I toook them off. Oh i miss the slopes!!

kelly said...

hey it's kelly bishop, blogging off of julie's. your kids are so adorable, your house is decorated beautiful and i love your christmas picture. we were in utah and wanted a beautiful snowy picture, it was 24 degrees and we are bundled with red noses, you get what you get!
happy new year!

Tasha said...

Nothing wrong with a little silly string!! It looks like you guys had a great time skiing too!! One of these days for me. By the way....gonna miss ya on Sunday's! DANG! I am going to be all by myself now!! Happy New Year!!

Heather said...

Looks like fun,I can't wait untill my little ones are bigger and we can all go hit the slopes! Do you think you guys will still be there!

Amy Lynn said...

So I'm really embarassed that I've lived here for 14 years now (Wow...and I didn't move her when I was 14 years sad) and haven't gone skiing even ONE measly time. Can we seriously come up and stay one night with you and go skiing? I know you'd have to leave us all on the bunny slope but I think it is time for us to venture out. I'm so impressed with your hip, skiing family.

Carrie Ann said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm glad you are enjoying the snow. If it's going to be cold, there might as well be snow. I wish went snowboarding because then I could shop for cute snowboarding paraphernalia. I need to see pictures of YOU!

emma jo said...

Silly string?! How cruel...and silly. Silly string can make anything party. I want to see this cute coat.

Julie said...

While my niece and nephews are absolutely adorable, I must comment on Jasen's pic. That is just so him, being CRAZY!!! Makes me miss all you guys. And next blog post must include a pic of the cute coat.

Stef said...

Great pictures. Post your new coat so we can find you on the slopes.

Miss ya on Sundays.....

Kristina said...

Katy, I love that your family has something that you all love to do-together! So many fun memories your making and family bonding time!!
The other night we were at Kohls and Brook and Jess both commented on how they thought of Bro. Rees at Kolhs in MO. Wish you lived closer!

Suzie Petunia said...

Sophie is darling even when she is throwing a fit! Oh, what fun holiday/family times. :)