Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year... hope the year brings you blessings and happiness...

   ...the Klinetobe's

Christmas Holidays

What a fun Christmas vacation we had in Canada! Our week home flew by fast (even though mom thoroughly enjoyed doing nothing!) The kids couldn't get enough of sledding, four-wheeler rides, feeding the cats & dog, listening to Grandpa play the accordian and getting undivided attention from devoted Grandparents! It was special to spend time with most of my family... we missed Rachel...  but happy to see Jackie & Graham who flew in from Nova Scotia! Here are some snapshots from the week in Ontario... in backwards order - again - I'll get it all figured out one day!

Miss Kate
trying on her new apron, scarf & mittens
a trip into Aunt Shirley's to see my Jeff (my cousin) and Erin from NJ
helping Grandma on her computer
trying to look really upset...and trying not to smile for the camera
Grandma & Kate
a hug from Grandma
keeping Grandpa busy with all the calls
making a snowman quick before the snow disappeared...
Grandpa's always good for a few four-wheeler rides...

the mad scramble to open up the presents as fast as we can!
my grandma
opening up her Webkinz
Grandpa enjoying the performance
the Cowan's performing their Christmas/birthday song
our little 6 year old girl...
Bella's 6th birthday  (Grandpa & Bella share their birthday's on Christmas day!)
Dad's 70th birthday
Aunt Shirley & Uncle Tom
the big table from one end to the other...
...and back again
the big-kids table
Jon, Brandon & Nate
Jackie & Grandpa carving the turkey
fun with bath foam
Trying out the new shaving system..
Kate & Grandpa
Opening stockings & presents Christmas morning...

a quick stop by our friends in Niagara Falls, always means a lot to us to see Lyall & Naomi... Bella was sad to miss Donna this time...

December Fun

Here are a few shots from some of the fun times we had in December...  I brought some cupcakes into Bella's class before the beginning of the school holiday break... she was most excited about the principle coming into the class to acknowledge her birthday and receive her birthday pencil from him!

Bella pleased as punch to celebrate her birthday at school (a little ahead of time)
Getting her birthday certificate & pencil from the principle
It was jammy day that day...
I'm sure you've seen many ice storm photos from the Northeast ice storm in December. We were one of the lucky ones, and only lost power for 3 1/2 days... we got our generator the day our power came back on... we are ready now!!

Trying to get a snapshot of Kate

and  another dress up day for Kate

helping to decorate the tree...