Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day catch-up!

 It's a huge post to celebrate Boxing Day!
Here's Finn in his new doctor outfit. Paging Dr. Pearson... (Leif refused to pose in his new mailcarrier outfit.)

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.


  1. What a wonderful Christmas we had! We are so blessed! Dad and I are happy you made it home despite the Unbelievable amount of snow that we have had, and are STILL GETTING!
    Love, G&G Teresa & Perry

    ps Can't wait to see Finn's photos! So now what? Do they have "Toddler Only" forums and chat rooms?

  2. Skating at Congdon or Portman = they have those "trainers" which made it less intimidating for my kids to skate. Let's go sometime....

    Cute snow photos!

  3. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Such cute snow babies! There will be plenty of snow this winter for them to enjoy.

    When our doctor retires we are going to Dr. Finn Pearson. He looks prepared for the job and ready to help.

    Super cute Okoboji photos. Looks like fun was had by all.

    Love, grandma grandpa Johnson

  4. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Loved the photos! HO HO HO to all of you! love from the bad aunt