Sunday, November 30, 2008

duluth tooth finally happened. Logan and I were playing a game of cottage rummy when the long awaited moment occurred. One of his two very loose and extremely wiggly front teeth fell out right in the middle of our game.

The aforementioned tooth is currently residing in a small container on Logan's dresser where it can be admired on a daily basis. At school, Logan was very excited to have his name added to the missing tooth list. I suspect he will be added to the list again within a week as the neighboring tooth is just about ready.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

game time

With a visiting grandma, grandpa, and great-grandma in the house, the boys had extra people to play with all weekend. Many books were read and many games were played.

Owen plays sequence with grandpa.

thanksgiving games 2

Logan plays king's corners with Grandma.

thanksgiving games

Logan creates his own deck of cards.

playing card creation

Friday, November 28, 2008

when the snow flies

The first snow fell this weekend so the boys spent time outside shoveling, building with snow blocks, and making snow angels. Grandpa supervised the building of a two-walled structure but the afternoon sun caused a premature collapse.

owen shovels the years first snow

building the perfect snow wall

shaping the snow wall

first snow 2008

first snow angel 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

day of thanks

Today we are grateful for our family and friends, near and far.

logans thanksgiving cornucopia

Logan created this centerpiece for our table--a cornucopia of color. May your bellies be full of delicious food and your hearts full of love. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

sunday morning

While mom toiled away at the book store, the boys goofed around at home. Most of our morning involved only two activities.

1) A role playing game involving janitors chasing each other around with brooms.

2) The creation of a museum in Logan's room complete with multiple display cases full of shells, brass, rocks, etc. There are also stations for game playing, drawing, and reading. Both workers wore special door access cards on lanyards around their necks and were very knowledgable.

Janitor Mike McGorsky stands next to one of the shell exhibits.

logans janitor character

Owen the museum worker takes a coffee break.

funny face

Sunday, November 23, 2008

scrabble anyone?

Tracy recently taught Logan how to play Scrabble. Over the course of several nights they completed their first game together. Logan also just discovered klondike solitaire and has been playing that in addition to our usual king's corners, crazy eights, etc. Owen enjoys using his own deck of cards when he is not busy playing Sequence and Dinosaur Bingo.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

at the ymca

Logan is currently taking Polliwog swim lessons at the YMCA. He looks forward to the class every week and has become much more comfortable and adept in the water.

Logan swims to the deep end to practice jumping in.

Welcome to SplashFest 2008.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

we've got the beat

Michael loaned me his electronic drum set after our last band practice so I could try it out. I've played it a little bit but Logan has spent hours drumming during the past two weeks. We even wrote a song called "I guess it's over" for Logan and Owen's band, Etyak and the Bullheads.

keeping the beat

Monday, November 10, 2008

100 posts

Welcome one and all to blog post #100. If you've just joined us, here's a recap of the celebratory events that took place earlier today in honor of this momentous occasion.

11:00 am - The ticket tape parade went relatively smoothly in spite of the freezing rain. There was a brief moment of panic when the tether to the 200-foot long Blogger balloon broke loose, but order was quickly restored.

1:00 pm - Over 2000 people attended the picnic in Leif Erickson park. Special thanks to the Whole Foods Co-Op for providing the food and drink. We also thank the band, House of Lemurs, for providing live music.

3:00 pm - During an honorary ceremony at City Hall, the Mayor presented our family with the "Keyboard to the City". This solid gold, ergonomically designed keyboard is an amazing honor, and will ensure injury-free blogs for years to come.

5:00 pm - Much deserved family time (all of which will be documented here soon).

Editorial Note: In the spirit of full disclosure, some of these events may have been exaggerated for dramatic effect.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

tricks or treats

Logan and Owen enjoy handing out halloween candy as much as receiving it. They put on their costumes and wait anxiously at the door. During dinner, frequent checks are made to scan for potential trick-or-treaters and loud announcements are made whenever one is sighted.

looking for trick or treaters

Part of the fun of wandering around the neighborhood is the chance to see all the spooky decorations lit up in the dark.

fiber optic pumpkin

neighborhood spooks

glowing scarecrows