>Hockey Lovers…

>As I was posting about the hat I got up to look at the boys who are playing outside. I see Blake standing in front of the garage door in the hockey goalie stance and he has a shovel as a stick. Then I find Avery and he is hitting a chunk of snow (his puck) with a shovel. They are so funny and creative. I guess they really love hockey!

>Mom’s new hobby…

>So I have decided to learn how to knit as a way to pass time and to just have a hobby. I knit my first hat over the weekend. It only took me about 2 days and it turned out better than I thought it would for my first one. It took a lot of watching videos on YouTube to figure it all out but I got it. There is a picture below!

>No future President….

>Blake and I were watching the news the other day and talking about Barak Obama and the fact that he was going to become president soon. He told me that he didn’t want to be president. I asked why and he told me that he thought it would be boring. Once I told him that he would get to tell lots of people what to do he thought that was a little better job. So I guess we probably won’t have a future president here…unless Avery thinks that the job would be better!

>Cars….UGHHH!

>Why does it seem that every time you have to have a vehicle fixed it ends up costing an arm and a leg? I am really beginning to think that I need to learn how to fix cars so I can go into the business. The Mazda is in need of a new exhaust system so we took it in (just wanting it to be patched) and they wanted $600. When we asked for it to be patched they referred us to another place so we called them. The second place doesn’t think it can be patched so we have to fix the whole thing…for $400+. So there goes the nice bonus Mike got at Christmas!

On a positive note though here is Blake’s hockey picture from this year.

>Growing like weeds…

>We pulled out our board, painted white, that we have been using to measure the boys’ growth throughout their childhood. We started it last spring in March. Since then Blake has grown over 2 1/2 inches and Avery over almost 2 inches. We last lined them up to the board on August 10th of 2008 and since we are beginning a new year we wanted to see where we are starting…Avery has grown over 3/4″ and Blake 1 1/4″ just since August.

Apparently we have have a couple weeds living in our house. We are starting the New Year off right with a new post, a good movie and some more sleep! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! May this year bring wonderful things to you and yours.