Friday, January 20, 2017

January so far. . .

Graydon's birthday gift from us - a gigaball!
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We had some leftover candy canes, so the kids decided to make our version of Thin Mints. Bella melted the chocolate and dipped the crackers.
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Graydon sprinkled the crushed candy canes.
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And Curtis was the designated hand washer.
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I am officially back to school! Last week, I began my first class in the School Counseling program. I'm so happy to finally get started.
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Face swap with Bella.
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Graydon's birthday present from Papa and Gaga arrived. These fuzzy blankets are quite popular with our kids this year!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Christmas (and Graydon's birthday) in Wisconsin

After dropping Mabel off at my aunt's house, our first stop was Verona. We celebrated Gaga's birthday.
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Christmas at Papa and Gaga's new home.
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Present time! Highly anticipated and over so fast.
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Christmas games!
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Pie in the Face!
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I didn't take any photos of it, but we also went sledding on a huge hill in Madison. It had snowed a few days prior, rained, and then froze again. The whole hill was covered in ice and the ride down was fast! I think we were all a little sore and bruised at the end of the night, but it was a lot of fun.

After a few days in Verona, it was time to head to Mt. Pleasant and see my parents' new home. They have a little playroom in the basement and Curtis pretended to be a cowboy.
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Fun with my phone at a restaurant.
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Hair do' time.
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Fun with Auntie Kristen's phone. Silly kids!
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Another present time!
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Curtis made this with Bananagrams.
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On Graydon's birthday, we went to Action Territory. The kids did bumper cars, laser tags, a ball city, and The Vault (a mission impossible style room where you had to make it through without hitting the lasers).
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Graydon enjoyed laser tag the most. I think he played at least five rounds!
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Back to the Kreusers house - which used to be my parents'!
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Graydon is officially eight-year-old!
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Birthday present time. This kid ended the season with so many cool new toys!
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And then we played Watch Ya Mouth. I laughed so hard that I cried!
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Aren't they lovely.
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One quick video of Graydon playing.
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We rang in the New Year over there (well, we rang in 11pm and watched the ball drop in Times Square). Such a fun New Years!
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Monday, January 16, 2017

December Randoms

Before I get on with current updates, I found a few photos from December that haven't made it to the blog yet.
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Santa came to our first grade classes.
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It was also pajama day.
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Graydon sold the most popcorn for Cub Scouts and won the honor of pie-ing someone in the face. He chose Andy.
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I went to tuck in Curtis one night and found him like this.
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And finally. . .  Andy bought a new car!
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Next up: Christmas in Wisconsin and Graydon's birthday.