Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Friday, January 29, 2010

Photos of our HOME

Here are some pictures I took of our home. (I was waiting for the good ones from the realtor but I have not got them yet) Beware LOTS of pictures. Mainly just for us to document and remember our home in Rochester.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home

This is what we have been working on lately...Getting our home ready to put on the Market. Cleaning out, getting rid of lots of things, Boxing up things, touching up paint, scrubbing walls etc. This is our first house and we have put a lot into it to make it OUR HOME. I can't believe we are almost done with our 5 year residency. Wow-looking back it has gone supper fast. We have loved Rochester and we have loved our home and it's great location. We will miss this place and the people very much. We still have a few months, a baby to be born and graduation- so I am sure it will be busy and here before we know it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Outdoor Winter Fun

Last weekend we all got bundled up and went to one of the many outdoor free skating rinks. We had the whole thing to ourselves. It was pretty cold so the little ones did not last too long but we did get a little practicing in. We all have our own "gently used" skates. (except Caden who just walked around in his boots.) The girls have been taking lessons so they can a least walk on the ice without holding on to us. Here are a few action shots... Ellie and Caden

Me all bundled up


and Caden

Here are a few random pictures of
the girls playing in our front yard Mounds of snow Hills

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Have you seen Princess and the Frog?

So for a while we have been thinking Jocelyn's teeth look a lot like"Ray" the Cajun firefly on the Princess and the Frog.... Then one day she came home from school like this...

Now she calls herself Toothless!
She lost her tooth at school snack time and it was bleeding so they sent her to the school nurse and this is the tooth box she came home with. First trip to the Nurse for a tooth falling out! It must happen a lot to have these cute tooth boxes on hand.

Here is Jocelyn's school table at the Winter Party I helped with

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Playing in St. Paul

Over the break we checked out the Science Museum in the cites. It was huge with lots of amazing exhibits, demonstrations, hands on discoveries and shows. Here are a few highlights.

We went to Chuck-E-Cheese after for some pizza and Games! (thank Marc and Brooke for the great gift- we all had a great time)

It was a very fun little day trip! Now back to school and our regular schedule!

Bringing in the New Year

Celebrating 2010 at the Bowling Alley
Jocelyn lost another tooth a few days after Christmas! Jocey bowling

Ellie watching her ball with Dad

Caden loving the Ball holder and the air blowing on him

Ellie and Caden thinking they are pretty strong

go Ellie

Caden after throwing it his hardest!

The Kids on New Years Eve- banging the Pots and Pans