Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas with the Kobs

This year we got to go back to Westboro for Christmas. We got to spend a few days with Jer's grandma. Her house holds so many wonderful childhood memories for Jer. We love that we can bring our girls to spend time with great-grandma Kobielush. Here are Lucy and great-grandma.
The whole family came back this year. On Christmas Day, we all went on a horse drawn sleigh ride through the snowy forest. It was so beautiful! The horses had sleigh bells on, the snow crunched, we sat on hay and plaid blankets. It was exactly what you would imagine it would be.

After the ride, we went into the lodge to warm up with some snuggles. . .
...and hot chocolate.
The next day, we all bundled up again and went sledding.
The kids had a blast!

Along with sledding, there were 4-wheeler rides,
fort building,

and general winter cuteness!
A gathering with all of the cousins wouldn't be complete if we didn't try to get a picture of all of them together. Here it is. All of the kids with great-grandma. Yep, Molly is in there at the bottom, so it counts!

We were blessed with so many gifts this weekend, the wonderful weather, gifts under the tree and a whole family to celebrate the most amazing gift; the gift of a Savior!

Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas
The Kobies

Monday, December 13, 2010


Our girls are so lucky to have two grandmas and two great grandmas that love them so much. Both girls love spending time with their grandmas and get very excited every time they get to see them.
We talked about those grandmas a lot today. Lucy's school was cancelled, so we had all day to hang at home. It was too cold to go outside. As I was getting their clothes out, I saw t-shirts that Milwaukee Gram sent to them. They say 'Mom's little cookie taster'. So, they got dressed in their shirts and down to make cookies we went.
They did all of the cutting out and decorating with sprinkles.
According to the shirts, they had to be the tasters too!

Last weekend, Grandma K. watched the girls for an afternoon. She made them mac-n-cheese for lunch. When we came home they also had a new song to sing for us. Today, they had mac-n-cheese for lunch again and were singing the song again:

We love you Grandmas!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow Day

Maybe the title should be 'Snow Days' since we are on the second day of confinement. Yesterday it snowed and blowed all day. The girls and I did not venture out. It was treacherous! Today we are officially stuck. It is 2:15 and our street has not been plowed yet.
Here is the view from my spot on the couch under my electric blanket. I think it is so beautiful! I love the branches, the lights and the snow. Both girls snuggled with me in this spot yesterday and watched movies. It was great.
Here is the view out my window this morning. Jer had to go out and move the cars to the other side of the street for the snow emergency. FIVE of our neighbors came to help him dig the cars out and dig a new spot for them on the other side!
After the cars were moved, the girls got to go play while Jer got started on the walkways. Ellen went as far as it was shoveled and then came running back to safety.
Both girls loved running in the trenches.
Can you see Ellen?
I ventured out past the shoveled walk to get this picture. This is our street!
The girls got a little tired from all of the playing. I hurried inside to get the hot chocolate ready! Ellen wore her hat and snow pants for at least an hour after she came in. Maybe she will turn into a winter lover after all.

Monday, December 6, 2010

St. Nick

After a long day of lollipops, chocolate & gifts, the girls are asleep upstairs in new jammies that they got this morning from St. Nick.
The stockings were set up under the tree when they woke up. Somehow, before I was even out of bed, Lucy was running into my room with a lollipop.
Ellen loved the Elmo jammies the moment she saw them.
Lucy was still loving the lolli. She did put her new jammies on to eat breakfast in too.

This evening, the girls got to open some St. Nick presents that Gram sent. This isn't the greatest picture, but I just had to document that Gram got to watch the girls open the presents via skype. I LOVE skype!
Before bed, I wanted to get a picture of the girls in their jammies. They would only do it if Daddy would be with them. So cute!
Happy St. Nick Day to all.