Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Santa's elves in the woodshop - Lucky and Mom

Lucky and Mom showing off their crafts. This woodshop was once the little tiny house my mom was born in. It used to be up on the ditch bank at her farm (Kramer Farm) but it is now on our neighbor's land (Uncle Lucky).

Mom and Lucky made this cowboy and little filly. That's Laura with them.

Check out for the way cool sled they made for Laura and Ben!

My Mom and Uncle Lucky make wonderful old-fashioned wooden toys including rocking chairs, wooden puzzles, rocking horses, pictures, etc., that they donate to schools and others. There is no charge for the toys and they use recycled wood.

Drinking 'coffee' and operating power tools. I'm wondering what these two put in their coffee?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ho Ho Ho I'm Not Really Santa

Happy Winter Solstice! Tomorrow we get in the car to make the drive to Colorado to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.

Here is the kids' version of We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

'Sleigh' Ride

Lander finally got some snow!! And Laura and Ben could have played all night in it. We gave them dinner and baths and then bundled them up to look at Christmas lights in our neighborhood. Laura was pretending to be a sled dog (that is why her tounge is hanging out in the above shot!). So Ben would say MUSH and she would start pulling. A good way to burn off energy for her! We had a lot of fun singing Jingle Bells,which has inspired me to add some jingle bells to the sled.

This sled was made by my mom and my Uncle Lucky in their wood shop on the Kramer Farm. It is definitely one of a kind!

The lights are on in at City Park. That means..... they are flooding the baseball diamond for the ice skating rink. Yipee! Now if it would only stay cold enough.

They were a little squished, until Laura decided to get out and pull.

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!

And on a completely unrelated note.
Only in Wyoming - in our local paper, the Lander Journal.