Christmas Eve & Christmas Morning

Catching up on the rest of the Christmas posts. 

Our traditional Christmas Eve includes homemade pizza and opening our family presents.  The girls were so exited to open their presents and did a great job in taking time to smile as well!


Big sister even snuck in a smooch!

Following bath, the girls dressed up in their new jammies and posed with their loot

While they were excited, the girls prepped for Santa's visit and when to bed.  The next morning they rushed downstairs to check what Santa left in their stockings and their one Santa present.  The girls were happy to see Santa delivered their wish of a "dog in a cage" - i.e. a small stuffed dog in a plastic kennel.


Another great Christmas...  Two happy girls

Yahh for SNOW!!!

After the early snow this year, it seemed like we were going to be in for a long winter.  However, with the increased temps and even rain showers, our December was looking for like April.  Luckily for us, the Minnesota winter is back, and just in time!

After we got some more snow, the girls were able to spend some time outside playing in the fluffy white stuff.

At first it was riding down the slide...



but then we needed some more action and each ride was coupled with a shovel full of snow!



While we did manage to play out in the snow a few days, the brutal cold is now among us and we are stuck inside until the temp gets back up above zero.  Gotta love the winter!

Some Christmas Cheer!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Rudolph


Jingle Bells

Christmas Tree 2014

As is standard now for the Brodd family, we head out to the Christmas Tree Farm the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The weather was pretty good and the girls were in good spirits.  While we didn't see Santa at the tree farm, we were able to take advantage of the wagon ride through the snowy tree farm.


Sylvia goofing around

Violet is always smiling!

We decorated the tree on Sunday, but unfortunately no good pictures!  We will no doubt have more pictures to post throughout the Christmas season.

Grandpa's Cabin

Cleaning up posts from last summer.

While we haven't been Up North to Grandpa's cabin for some time, not much has changed.  The water is still crystal clear and the fishing was great.


"Tubing"

Sylvia with one of her many sunnies

Enjoying some icecream in town


Paul Bunyan's Girlfriend - Lucette

still out fishing in the kayak


Violet even got into the fishing fun

While it was a short weekend, and a long drive, it was a great time for all of the girls!

Trick or Treat!

Even though this year was mighty cold, the girls made it all the way around the block.  Definitely a record!

After collecting their loot, we sat around the bonfire for a bit at the end of the driveway.  Halloween on a Friday night should've been crazy busy, but we only had about 25 kids stop by. 

Oh well, more candy left over for us!


Cinderella and The Cat

Huggies

Happy Halloween!

MN Zoo



3M was kind enough to sponsor a family day at the MN Zoo last summer.  The weather was great and the girls loved the exhibits, including the Big Bugs exhibit!

There was even a snack provided for the 3M guests.  Bags of caramel popcorn and full size bomb pops!  These popsicles were huge, but of course the girls will able to complete the challenge.



Looking forward to spending some more time at the zoo following the renovations to the water exhibits!