It's a huge post to celebrate Boxing Day!
Odin is filling out clothes Finn was tiny in at the same age. He's a big one:
Finn is finally big enough to fit his skates, and here he is with me making attempt #1 of the winter. He had fun, but was jealous of the more experienced skaters.
Meanwhile, Leif does what he most enjoys while outside: exploring quiet spaces with high objects in which he can hide.
And Odin snuggles with mommy.
We went caroling with some friends from the neighborhood, which the boys thought was great.
They particularly enjoyed the hot cocoa afterwards.
We spent the first part of last week in Okoboji for christmas. Promptly after arriving, the boys discovered that Grandpa Perry's harmonicas were awesome instruments.
The boys had a fantastic time, as always, and were particularly happy to spend some time with Auntie Kimberly & Uncle Ian.
Finn also got to help Grandma Teresa prepare for the Christmas dinner, stirring and mixing the mashed potatoes.
Preparations for christmas eve were exciting as well. Here are the boys with the goodies left out for Santa and his reindeer, as well as some notes the boys wrote.
The boys then listened to books with Great-grandma Bev, and the Aunties.
Finn was pretty thrilled with one of his gifts; a children's digital camera. Stay tuned for an all-Finn photo post in the near future.
You may have heard that the midwest got throttled by a huge, treacherous winter storm. In an effort to travel safely in what was expected to be a relatively clear window of weather, we skipped town in 'boji a couple days early and made it halfway north to Maple Grove. There we stayed with Uncle Sam & Aunt Nicole for an impromptu Johnson family christmas.
The snow was fantastic in the backyard, so the Johnsons built a snow dinosaur with Finn and Leif, complete with a tail that doubled as a slide.
Festive, loving brothers.