Monday, December 12, 2011

This makes my head hurt!

Bey showing off one of his talents...Stealing his brothers snacks

I have five kids and each of them has a unique personality and set of talents. Some of them are super smart some are very musically talented, some are fashion savvy and others are very athletic as for personality we have anywhere from drama queen to mamma's boy in there. I always find it so fascinating that Karl and I are raising each one practically the same and yet they are so different. Here is Rieken doing his latest thing - Head spins. He has also been running and climbing the walls, literally; I think he would be great at parkour. He reminds me of the videos I have seen on it (Google it). He gallops through the house and climbs anything he can and if he isn't climbing he is jumping running spinning --- and I swear he only works in med-hi gear no slow motion or even regular for this kid. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the video oh and aren't my boy's bunk beds great?! My dad and the Handy man built them. We have a super limited amount of space so we built the bottom bunk straight on the floor and they are shorter and more narrow than a regular twin bunk. I need to paint them but I haven't yet... Oh well they work just fine unpainted and they are sturdy enough to withstand my 5 rambunctious beasties.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Rimmaschaus Christmas count down
Idea from Dandee a few years ago and we love it!
it is so fun to watch Tiernen discover all
of the ornaments
He is mesmerized

Nutcrackers galore
sparkly trees

An insanely beautiful cross stitch made just for us
By Aunt Kat

a few pine cones,a handful of colorful tinsel and a couple of glass floats and
 Christmas spirit in a basket

Our hand carved Santa made for us by
 our SUPER talented cousin Arlene
He hides in a new spot each year
baubles and beads
Vintage Santa box + vintage books = perfection


No sew stockings thank you very much
Bey's isn't done yet so it isn't up but it will be by the end of the week!

Bedryn playing with the Nativity Oma made for the beasties.
I Love the fact that my kids have a nativity they can play with.
It literally puts the "reason for the season"
in the palm of their hands