Alright, so I’m a bit behind on updating. I thought that there wasn’t much that went on in the last month or so, but I guess I was wrong! Get ready for picture overload! What else is new, right? Well, we left off at Christmas in Aberdeen. Then we came home for a couple of days to regroup before heading north for time with Gma and Gpa W and crew. We had to hit up the rink before we left, of course.
At this point, Avery was still skating with Eric behind her holding a safety rope around her while she shuffled along.
On the way out of town, we picked up Avery’s dance photos. SO CUTE!!!
Then it was time for chillin’ with the fam. Kelli is playing it cool here. Shades in the house.
We played a few games.
Kids watched a movie.
And hung out together. Here are the BFFs!
They spent a lot of time playing Mario Kart on the Wii.
We chatted with each other on our devices while in the same room. Don’t tell me your family doesn’t do that too!
Some people took naps!
Kids played more Wii. Dylan was OBSESSED with this game.
We were obsessed with Zumba Core for the Wii. SO. MUCH. FUN!
Little Henrik entertained us all with his cuteness.
Here’s his big brother Easton.
Avos and her new hat. Now that I look at this….I wonder where that ended up. Haven’t seen it since!
We made Gma Kim a canvas print of Cass Lake.
Eric was just as excited about it as she was!
Here’s all the kiddies lined up in front of the tree.
Gma and Gpa’s 8 grandkids all together.
I was dying over the discovery of Henrik looking JUST like this toy airplane! I couldn’t stop cracking up! He is so cute!
At the Crookston ice rink. Still sporting the rope for now.
We hit up HJ’s on New Years Eve and celebrated Gpa’s Bday while we were there. He is enjoying that bday sundae!
Then he photobombed me as I was trying to get a picture of…
Our dinner guest! Gma’s friend! Right Lulu!? 😉
Kiddies were jazzed about staying up late on NYE.
The parents had good intentions but….
We did make it though. Passed the time playing Trivial Pursuit. No more wire hangovers!!!
And then we were back at home for business as usual. Avery has taken an interest in doing chores for me. Here she VOLUNTEERED to dry the dishes. She also folds towels and her own clothes. Awesome!
Dylan was back to hockey practice. This is his after practice Little Ceasar’s pizza. And it is HIS. Do NOT touch it. He will cut you.
Gpa Danny missed us and came down the next weekend to install the sliding shelves he made us for Christmas. He so handy!
Here’s a fun art project the kids worked on for an afternoon.
Back on the rink for more skating.
See Shantytown out there? Its in full swing.
Avery then graduated to a chair.
And then, she graduated to just skating on her own. She did it! She’s a skater!
I even put on my skates!
Dylan is showing me how to do some fancy move – crossing one foot in front of the other while moving.
Gave it a go, but yeah..too hard.
Not a fake fall! Had that post not been there, I would have gone down.
He makes it look so easy. As he does with any sort of skating move or drill. Whiz kid on skates!
And Avery is quickly following in his footsteps. Here she is getting up after a fall all on her own. Eric tells us that some of the level 1 kids on Dylan’s team can’t even do that!
Mandatory picture together!
Dylan making Avery laugh.
Avery making Dylan laugh.
I came to join them for a photo, but Dylan took off.
And then Avery took off. How rude!
Then we had a string of sick days for Dylan. He was hardly sick. Just kept getting random fevers so he had to stay home for a few days.
It was like old times around here. ROMPER. ROOM.
I think Avery was happy to have him around all day again. As much as she likes playing on her own, she enjoys his company when he’s here.
She has taken to wearing her summer apparel all day long lately. And still changes her outfit at least 3 times a day. This particular outfit was quite striking. The boots were a nice touch.
And whats this? Vegetables (or vegabuhls, as she calls them)?! Probably the only vegabuhls she had all week. We’ll TAKE IT.
Dylan got better and out they went. Snow angels were up first!
Then they hit up the frozen lake to work on digging with their sand toys.
I entertained myself by doing this. Total masterpiece.
Then they did some sledding.
Avery got mad at Dylan for some random reason that I can’t remember and laid down on the ground.
And then she got snow on her face and that made her even more mad.
Back inside and in better spirits. Fancy hat!
And finally, some dancing. I was practicing for my classes which Avery enjoys. So we took pictures.
She decided she needed to get fancy for dancing.
She loves a good dance session!
And looking beautiful!
Well, that is all for January! hahaha! Stay tuned for a February update at the end of February! 😉