Friday, December 28, 2007


It snowed a bit yesterday and last night so this morning I got them all bundled up to go play in the snow. Then as I was grabbing their boots from the garage I saw that it was pouring rain! But they still wanted to go outside anyway. So they went out for a bit and they made this little snowman, Frosty. It didn't rain for too long and they didn't get all soaking wet, just their gloves. We even had a bit of sunshine today.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Little Vereniki Monster!

Daddy made vereniki for us yesterday and Rachael ate 6! That's more than Mommy and Daddy ate together! What a little vereniki monster!
Kaitlyn doesn't like vereniki, but she did have a second helping of noodles.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

White Christmas!

The girls weren't allowed out of bed before 7am on Christmas morning, so at 7:01 they came and opened our door! We opened presents here and then went to Gramps and Grams for more presents, brunch and turkey dinner. To our surprise it started snowing! I can't remember the last time we had a white Christmas! There was maybe an inch or two on the ground when we left that night, and as we got closer to home there was less and less of it on the ground. The streets by our house were bare, but there was a bit of the white stuff on the grass.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Curly Kids

At the Stobbe family gathering on Saturday we met Uncle Al's new wife Koralee. She's a hairdresser and she curled Kaitlyn's hair while we were there. Kaitlyn loved it! So we went and bought a curling iron and this morning I curled both girls' hair. Rachael's hair is pretty thick and didn't take to curling very well. Kaitlyn's held the curl much better. What a bunch of cute kids!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Rachael's Christmas Concert

Rachael had her school's Christmas concert yesterday. She had an afternoon and an evening performance. There were no individual class productions, just primary and intermediate, French and English choir, and ukelele performances. Oma and Opa Stobbe were so pround of how well Rachael sang, and how she kept her eyes on the choir director.
Only one more day of school, and it's a pyjama party day! Rachael is very excited!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas with the Froese's

We had Christmas with the Froese family a little early this year. Darcy's parents are in town until the 19th only and Kendra and the Walls are going to Ontario with Claire for Christmas this year, so we had our celebration after church on Sunday.
Darcy got a nice Star Wars figure set thing. It'll go nicely with his Star Wars book collection.

Christmas Concert

Having been snowed in for the last two Sundays we didn't know what Kaitlyn was supposed to learn for the Kids Quest Christmas Performance. It was actually the same poem that they've been doing for the last few years, but she's only four so she didn't remember it. But she got to stand up there with the rest of her class and look cute. There were only two or three kids who knew the poem and song, anyway.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Hard Day

We never got to hold you
Or kiss your little head
Or watch you sleeping soundly
All snuggled in your bed

We can't count your tiny fingers
Or your even smaller toes
We won't see your smile, your beautiful eyes
Or your cute little button nose

You're gone too soon, we don't even know
If you're a girl or boy
Our hearts are filled with sorrow
When they should be full of joy
We know you are in heaven
Where there is no pain or tears
You'll never get hurt or sick
In heaven there are no fears

And though we're sad you're not here right now
For us to hold today
We know we'll hold you in our arms
When we're in heaven with you someday

In loving memory of our baby - due today but Gone Too Soon.