Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Happy New Year Video

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December 2014

Here are a few other random pictures from December:
Gramma & Papa from the farm came to visit one weekend to make our annual Christmas goodies! I was a good helper and only asked to eat a few...
This is a shepherd (with his sheep) that I made in church

Aunt Molly came to visit over New Years.
I got to hang out with her a lot and we had so much fun!  We also went to the library and to this fun place called Amazing Play.
I could almost touch the ceiling!! It was so cool! 
We also played some video games where I got to drive this car really, really fast!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas in Columbus

We traveled from Le Mars to Columbus to see Gramma & Grampa on the lake. I also got to hang out with Molly and her dog, Fozzie.
Gramma made an Olaf blanket for Kalia's babies.
And a big Anna blanket for her!
Helping Grampa open his presents...
Kalia liked the snowman on the box!
Night, Night!
I helped Fozzie open his present - a new bone!

We put together my new car race track - it was sooo COOL!
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We always have to eat Gramma & Grampa's famous aebleskivers when we're there! (For those of you who don't know what an aebleskivers is...it's like a pancake, but in the shape of a ball. They're SO good!) 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas!

We were in Le Mars at Gramma & Grampa's on the farm for most of Christmas week. It was busy, busy, busy most of the time, but we still managed to get our naps in.
We had movie night where we watched the Polar Express, Gramma got us matching pj's and we had hot chocolate! It was fun...but we didn't get any pictures :(
On Christmas Eve, the non-nappers went to church, then we had a BIG Christmas dinner with turkey, Great Gramma's stuffing, sweet potatoes, corn and lots more good stuff! We had pie later after we opened presents.

The little girls had matching pj's too, but they didn't sit still long enough to get a picture!

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Santa came!!!
A princess castle for Kalia and a train set for me!
Since we didn't have our stocking, Santa put our stuff on the tree!
Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Birthday to ME!

We celebrated my birthday in Le Mars at Gramma & Papa's. Gramma made a birthday dinner for me and I had an ice cream cake with penguins on it! Great Gramma Ryan also came to celebrate with me!



Beckett Is 5 Years Old!

Beckett turned 5 years old on December 22nd!
Here's what's going on with him...
  • He's still an early bird...likes to wake up between 6:30-7am every day. Takes an afternoon nap and goes to bed between 8-8:30.
  • He continues to be a picky eater, but eating different foods at school has broadened his selection some. His favorite right now is cheese nachos. He still loves all fruit, is a huge milk drinker and thinks he needs a dessert after every meal. Somehow, he never has a problem trying new desserts. 
  • He is very smart (at least we think so). He loves to learn and absorbs everything these days. He loves it when he can recognize words and read them to us.

  • He LOVES animals, but his favorite is penguins. He loves to draw them, watch shows about them and even has a stuffed penguin named Piper.
  • He still loves his cars, trucks and trains. He has a ton of them, but continues to play with them all.
  • He LOVES to watch sports, especially with his Dad. Baseball and football are his favorite and he could name almost every team in the MLB & NFL. We watched A LOT of Royals this year and he continues (almost weekly) to ask when they will be playing again. He doesn't quite get what "off season" means.
Here's a few more of his favorites...
    Color: All of the colors in the world
    Book: Go Dog Go
    TV show: Wild Kratts
    Movie: Happy Feet
    Song: "Everything is Awesome" from Lego Movie
    Restaurant: Jose Peppers b/c they give you Teddy Grahams
    Food: Bacon
    Drink: Hot Chocolate
    Snack: Fruit Snack
    Game: Uno
    Toy: Train set
    Thing to do outside: Play baseball
    Holiday: 4th of July
    Place to go: Zoo or train place at Union Station
    What he wants to be when grows up: Train Conductor
    Happy 5th Birthday Beckett!!