Monday, December 29, 2008

Watch Out Grant Fuhr!

Will has been going crazy with his mini-sticks that his cousins sent him for Christmas! His favorite is to play goalie, using a laundry basket as a net. He is quite an animal!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Family Ice Show

Sorry for the poor quality of this video-our camera died just as the kids were about to go on! Of course! Still, you get the idea. Four goofballs having fun!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008 was spent with the relatives from Oregon. We ordered Christmas dinner in a box, figuring that would be an easy way to handle the meal. Unfortunately, the dinner was not hot and ready to serve as we believed. Instead it was frozen as hard as a brick! We did get it heated up and we all enjoyed it. The kids had a ball opening presents and such. It was a nice simple holiday. One we will remember for years.

Christmas Eve Hockey

Monday, December 22, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town...

Will makes a very jolly Santa!

Yuletide Music!

With Grandma Nana in town, the piano has been getting a tremendous amount of use! Lots of fun for all involved!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

An Ice Skating Christmas

All of the kids had the opportunity to participate in the annual figure skating club ice show, even little brother! Will played the role of the Grinch, while his sisters were the, "Whos down in Whoville". It seemed to be well received by all and the girls had a ball dragging their kid brother around the ice. They are already working on themes for next year's performance.

Will's Christmas Show

Will had his annual Christmas show at school this week. He was a somewhat reluctant participant during the singing portion of the event, but he seemed very pleased to be flirting with one of the little girls in his class. We are not sure how to feel about that!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cowboys vs. Steelers

One happy couple!
Will pretending to be Tony Romo!

Rhian and Will getting ready to go.

Father and Son.
Last Sunday the Cowboys and Steelers renewed acquaintances and we took the opportunity to throw a party! Sadly, the Steelers won the game but a great time was had by all!

Jordan is Eight!

Every young girls dream...a monster truck from her little brother!
Jordan and her American Girl ice skating doll

Right out of bed and down to the presents!

Our youngest little girl is 8 already! Crazy! Jordan had a fantastic day. She celebrated with the Tulsa FSC during the club's scheduled ice time. We had cake and presents and the whole nine yards. She is such a ball of fire that sometimes it seems like she is closer to 20 than to 10!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Piano Recital

Taylor wore the Santa hat for extra credit!
Rhian performing 'O Come all ye Faithful'.
A Packed house.
Ready to go on!

On Saturday, Taylor and Rhian both participated in a piano recital at an area Barnes and Noble bookstore. They both performed Christmas pieces and did an excellent job. Great work girls!

Thanksgiving Feast

The kids are ready to enjoy the day!

We had a very quiet Thanksgiving in Oklahoma this year. For the first time that we can recall we did not host, not travel to, a big dinner. Nearly all of our local friends have their own families close by to celebrate the holiday with so we spent the afternoon all by ourselves. It was actually kind of fun! Having lived in the south for nearly 10 years now (scary!) we decided to make a Tur-duc-hen. This is a turkey breast stuffed with chicken and duck. Hence the name! I t was quite good! The kids all helped make dinner, then we sat down to watch the Cowboys destroy the Seahawks. Awesome! Will was running around our living room pretending he was Tony Romo! After the game we put up the tree and watched Christmas movies. It was a great day indeed!
Forsaking Tur-duc-hen, Will opts for his favorite, monkey and cheese.

130 pounds of slobbering stupidity

Taylor gives her little brother a hand with the ornaments.
Mom gives Rhian a hand.
Jordan inspects the tree.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Amie's Birthday!

Mom and her kids

We celebrated Amie's birthday on Saturday. Rhian and Jordan made their mother some custom bath salts, milk bath and oatmeal soap. Taylor pitched in with a chocolate mousse cheesecake and the whole family bought Mom a new electronic book called a kindle. Rhian also painted an original work of art featuring Donald Duck. We all went to lunch at the Santa Fe (very popular with the kids because you can throw your peanut shells on the floor!). Then we attended the TU-Tulane football game with the Slane family. TU won going away in Amie's honor and we spent a quiet evening at home.
Rhian, Taylor and Bailey

Mom and Will try to keep warm
Jordan loves the kettle corn at the ball game!

A view of the crowd. Not a sell out on Saturday-evidently Tulsans were unaware of the occasion?

Everyone cutting up!

Touchdown! (I love this photo!)

Rhian's Birthday Trip

What a nut!

We have a family tradition that when each of the children reach their tenth birthday, they get to take a "Mommy and Me' trip just the two of them. Rhian and Amie made their trip this November. They spent a week at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Nana and Uncle B also joined them for a few days. The two of them had a great time taking in all of the sights and rides. As a bonus, they also got to see a space shuttle launch and Jessica Simpson! They also spent a day at the spa complete with Mommy and Me massages. The timing of the trip was a surprise to Rhian! The two of them were taking Dad to the airport to attend a meeting only to find out that he was headed home and the two of them were boarding the airplane. It was a great time for all involved!
Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum indeed!

At the spa.
Ready for some pampering...
Fun with Nana
With Nana and Uncle B
The cutest viking I have ever seen!