Monday, December 22, 2008

Catchin up on the weekend...

The kids are really getting excited about Santa's big visit. They've been keeping track of his arrival with a little countdown calendar on the fridge as well as by removing paper chains from an advent calendar Olivia made at school.

Thursday night was a cookie exchange with these girls:

Woke up to almost a foot of snow on Friday morning and had a snow day. Did lots of shoveling, snow plowing and even had a little fun starting to make a snow fort with Aidan. As you can see in the photo it was still snowing just a little bit.

Saturday, we had a VIP arrive in the mail!

After visiting my cousin Brenda in Minneapolis last month, we realized that we had left Aidan's favorite blue teddy there. He finally made his way back home via Priority Mail. Hope you had a good vacation teddy!

Here's a quick e-mail exchange between Aidan and Brenda:

-----Original Message-----
From: Erin
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 1:10 PM
To: Brenda
Subject: note from Aidan

daer breda did you have a grat time with my tete bare did you play with tete aftr shcool and did you play dresop with tete he likes dresop and1 thing that you sod alwase sod do is wos him rite nou he is cold so i am going to snogl him with the tete from dads wrck prte i cant wat entel we visit you in minasota mare chritstmas love aidan

Merry Christmas Aidan,
Thank you for the note!! I am so glad that your bear found his way back to you. I am glad that you are going to snuggle with him -- he sure missed you.
See you soon!!
Love, Brenda


Chris Dodaj said...

That is a lot of snow!!
Cute photos of the kids, my girl is super excited too!
Happy Holidays!

stephanie howell said...

oh my goodness, that email is too sweet!
stay warm and have a merry christmas!

*reyanna klein* said...

That email was so sweet! :) And I LOVE the snow photos. I never realized how much I'd miss snow. :)

Kelly said...

Glad he got his teddy back. And that email is so cute!!