Dec 29, 2011

Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas Eve with Dad, Betty, Catherine and Chris. We went to church and had a yummy dinner. Santa's elves were up till about 1, so the kiddos and us slept late Christmas morning! We had a fun day opening presents and spending time together as a family. With Jeff's busy basketball schedule, it is so nice to be together and spend time as a family. Will loved all his cars, trucks and action guys. Molly loves her new American Girl doll bed, art supplies, pet shop toys. They both are loving the Wii! Mom and Dad do too!! Mario cart is a favorite, Will is funny, he just drives in circles while the game tells him to make a u-turn. Molly loves the drawing pad and the sports games. I think she may be a little competitive like her daddy!

Some Wii action!!

"I wonder what this is..." That is what Will said as he opened his presents.

Christmas day fun!
Will and his guys. He loves action heroes, all of them!!
Spiderman helicopter guy.
Some "power tools" to help daddy in the yard.
Bapa and Betty on Christmas Eve.
Ice Cream maker!!
2 Christmas goofballs!
Molly and some stocking stuffers.

Nov 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I can only get them in the pictures. I can not get them to smile, but that is ok. They are cute anyway!!

Will is such a turkey!!

Whip cream for dessert!

They sure do love their daddy!!
Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher is a Haarlow family tradition. Molly read it to us this year!!!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Fun times with family and good food and no stress with presents. We are so blessed to have such wonderful family, especially those who traveled to come see us! Moe and Mimi came to spend Turkey Day with us. We cooked, laughed, enjoyed being together. Bapa and Betty came too, and brought yummy smoked turkey and sides. We had a great day eating and enjoying being together. Family is the best!!

Oct 23, 2011

Halloween Preview

And grumpy Eyore he is when I try to take his picture!!
Miss Mulan

We went to a friend's house for a fall fun party. Costumes, great food, hayride, smores. What more can you ask for...friends and fun. Molls is going to be Mulan this year and Will is going to be Eyore (or Piglet...whatever he is feeling when we walk out the door to trick or treat.)


No more pics please mom!!
Throwing the ball in
Go Molls!!
Mia Hamm who??

Molly wanted to play soccer this fall. She really looks forward to practice and games and really loves to chase the ball. She scored her first goal this week, however didn't know she did until I congratulated her after the game. The goalie on the other team was twisting hair or counting butterflies...something I remember Molly doing a couple of years ago! It was a great day for her. She continues to excel in school with all A's on her latest report card. We love you Molls!!

Second grade at her primary school is a big year. The school grades go up to 2nd, so they are the big ones on campus! The second grade always performs at Tribefest, a carnival of sorts to support the area primary, middle and high schools. She was chosen out of the many who came to sing to hold the flag for the National Anthem and Pledge. She was so excited. She also "auditioned" to sing at this month's PTO meeting and was one of about 30 to perform. The auditions were for about 140 kids. The music teacher at her school is so wonderful and makes all the kids feel so special.

Oct 16, 2011

Train Ride

Is it time yet...he asked about 50 times before we left if it was time to get on choo choo rain.
Looking out the window.

All aboard!!