Wednesday, December 17, 2008


As you may have noticed, our family is in the middle of the birthday season. Christian had his recently, supplying me with a few photos. Also in this post are some photos of a recent home-repair project. Dad wasn't sure he wanted everyone to know that our house is falling apart, but he swallowed his pride and allowed me to post them. ;-) We have been doing a lot of cookie-baking too, hence the pictures of that.

Thanks for stopping by.

Christian's Birthday

I love Christian's face! - It says something like this: "I didn't know anything like this existed, but I've always wanted it!"


Dutifully taking the directions to Dad.

(the photo without a caption :-)

The "big boys" enjoyed it as much as (if not more than :-) the little boys.

Not to minimize the little boys' enthusiasm, of course!

We break out the party hats again.

The cake is duly admired and threatened.

Wait! Don't blow until... receive lessons on sanitary candle-blowing...

...and your mouth is inspected for crumbs!

Home Repair

The Problem

The Solution

The Welcoming Committee

Finally the board is in place, after wedging it up the stairs and behind the bunk-bed.

The Peanut Gallery

Dad - a very precise individual.

The rod of correction is a versatile tool. :-)

It was an occasion worthy of some music!

Baking Cookies

Dough girl

All ages welcome!

Dig out ALL the cookie cutters - even if they are valentines.

The amount of sprinkles they put on those cookies.....!

My brother Conrad's all boy,
And his sisters he loves to annoy;
Sugar he stole,
and a cookie - a whole!
He ate with a great deal of joy.

Not to sound repetitious, but:

My sister Faith is all girl,
And likes on the table to curl;
She shares with her brother
His love of sugar;
I tell you, she's quite a girl!

Head baker: a position of extreme responsibility! (Well, you don't like burnt cookies do you?)

A heart for SOMEONE (all right, it was just Dad ;-)



That is all. Hopefully those cookies leave your mouth watering! To be honest, with all those sprinkles, they really were not extremely tempting (to me).
God Bless each of you!