Thursday, January 8, 2015

Werner's Weekly - January 2015 Week #1

Happy New Year's 2015

We are off to a wonderful start and I am going to document the year with a daily photo!  This week is also really cold!  So most everything we did was indoors!

Day #1: We started the new year off right with a great haircut for Hudson and Beckham!  Such handsome faces!

Day #2: Did I mention how cold it is here?  We needed a place to run the wiggles out of everyone!  So Grandma and I loaded the kids up for Monkey Bizness!

Day #3: Katy & Mackenzie are performing in 42nd Street at Avila College.  The show is really heavy in Tap Dancing and most of the kids came from our studio Miller Marley!  In the middle of the picture is their teacher Shirley Marley...she is 78 years young and still tapping daily!

Day #4: Madyson and Grandma spent Grandma's last night in Kansas cuddling on the couch and watching the premiere of Downton Abbey's 5th Season!  ( I cheated and have already watched it on ITV Streaming!  My bad!)

Day #5: Sorry about this one, I can not get it to turn the correct way!  This is my best friend Autumn and I out for brunch!  Part of my New Year's goals are to spend more time in person with my favorite people...not just texting and pm'ing!

Day #6:  Sorry again, I have got to figure this out!!  Did I mention how cold it is here?!  Today started out at 7 degrees with a wind chill of -13!!  Even my warmest, wear-shorts-and-no-shoes in winter girl needed to wear a coat and lo and behold her coat didn't fit her.  (She truly had NOT put it on all this winter!)  So we headed over to Burlington to see if we could find her something and this is it!!  I love how the black fur really highlights her red hair!!

Day #7:  Look who are getting tall enough to reach the railing while they walk downstairs!!  They started out going down on their tummys, then their bottoms, then holding to the they can walk down like Big Boys!

And I couldn't resist this last one..................

The END.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Menu Monday

This week starts the after holidays trek back to school!
I for one am glad to be back on our weekly routine.  While I love the holidays and all of the fun, pajama days, relaxed atmosphere.  I just like to be on some kind of schedule and not have to look at my children scrawled all over the couches all day and having a hard time even remembering to brush my their teeth!

So here is to the first official week of January!!

Monday in the Crockpot: 
   Traditional Chili
   Garden Salad

   Chicken & Onions
   Brown Rice
   Steamed Broccoli

   Ham & Cheese Quiche
   Ceasar Salad

   Easy Enchiladas
   Garden Salad

   Delivery Pizza
   Italian Salad

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas Day 2014

Merry Christmas!

The children all woke up pretty early on Christmas morning.  I have a hard time beating them down the stairs.  I want to get down first so I can take a picture or video of them coming down and see the looks on their faces!

I may have to make a new rule that you have to wait upstairs for Mom to get into place!

This is the awesome Barbie Dreamhouse that Randy put together on Christmas Eve!  He started at 10pm and finished around 4am!!
Best. Big. Brother. Ever!!!

It was for the girls....yeah, but there was a lot of this.

I think Randy is sleeping with his eyes open in this picture.

Beckham loves the puppets!

Hudson picked up this present and said, "Hudson's!"  And you know what?  He was right!

The boys had such a great time with one of these at Homeschool Camp that I had to get them one of their own!

Grandma got them both a Curious George coloring book, which they LOVE!

Friends from across the street came to play!

And we had our traditional Werner Italian Sausage Strata which I will post a recipe for here.

I hope your Christmas was filled with lots of love and laughter and family and friends!

Merry Christmas 2014!!!