5th Birthday

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas 2014

Making Peanut Butter Blossom cookies:  Mommy's favorite

First, we shape the dough into balls and then roll them in sugar.

As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, we carefully press a chocolate kiss into each one.

Of course, we have to sample one.

Santa brought us what we asked for:  Preston wanted a specific train,

Kesleigh wanted a paper shredder and new bandaids,

and Gavin wanted granola and Lucky Charms bars.

It was a very interesting and unusual Christmas Wish List.
Now we are wishing you a Happy New Year and may all your wishes come true!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Week before Christmas 2014

Making gingerbread cookies:  Gavin




The finished product
A horse drawn carriage ride followed by...

a surprise visit to Santa.

Monday, December 1, 2014

November Excursions

A warm day in November was a perfect time to visit a nearby farm.

Preston:  Goat Whisperer
Preston:  Cow Whisperer, too

A cold November day was a perfect time to have hot chocolate at Cabela's

and try out the pop guns

and a furry hat.

Finally, we could work on our Thanksgiving tablecloth.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Four Year Vision Check and Gingerbread House

At their four year checkup, they all did a vision check aka The Pirate Game.
Special glasses had to be worn for a depth perception check.  All three did great.
 Birthday, checkups, Halloween and now getting ready for the holidays.  Gavin's and...

Kesleigh's and...
Preston's gingerbread boys
The finished product minus quite a bit of frosting

Bring on Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

G. as a minion from Despicable Me, P. as Dash from The Incredibles and K. as Jessie from Toy Story.

Posing with the Horizon Hawks mascot
Face painting for Preston

...and Gavin

Trunk-or-treating with Daddy at the high school

Some games, too, at the high school

The trick-or-treating circuit: now at Old South Gaylord Street event

It was a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birthday Number Four

Kesleigh: taking being four very seriously

Preston: the green frosting was delicious

Gavin: trying to keep the birthday hat on

And now, all three demonstrating the fine art of wearing frosting on the nose...