June 10, 2017

We've been a bit preoccupied recently

We haven't been keeping up with the blog lately.  One of the main reasons why is that we've been doing some remodeling at the house.  We had our cedar tree removed from our driveway as it was way too big for its spot.  Following that we had to have the driveway jackhammered up and replaced.  While we were at it we also took a couple tons of concrete off the back patio.  We also removed the old brick path around the side of the house and put in a new concrete block path.  To try to make up for the lost shade over the driveway we had a pergola built over the driveway.  I don't have pictures of the finished product, but we do have some sweet shots of our new swing pedestals from the logs.








March 11, 2017

"Backpacking"

Nathaniel got a new backpack recently and decided he wanted to go "backpacking". Today we honored his request today with a "backpacking" picnic and a hike at one of our favorite spots. Not a bad way to spend a sunny 70 degree spring day!









January 13, 2017

Nathaniel Skates

Nathaniel is taking to some of his sisters favorite activities. This past week he started skating all by himself just like his big sister. Luckily for him, he seems to enjoy falling on the ice which makes the whole process of learning to skate much easier.

November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

This Thanksgiving the whole Husky family joined us in California for the big meal. The kids had great fun playing with all of there cousins. The grandparents enjoyed the chaos and everyone enjoyed each other's company. Eric and Kristen prepared a beautiful and tasty turkey diner with all the sides and three pies and neglected to take any pictures of the feast. We did get lots of nice family photos and plenty of picture of cute little baby Clara. 


 















November 19, 2016

Nathaniel turns 5

Nathaniel turned 5 last week. He spent his birthday party playing in the park with some of his best friends. The party featured all of his favorite orange foods, Doritos, Cheetos, Cheese crackers and Oranges. Lillian practiced her burgeoning balloon animal making skills creating balloon creations for all the little kids. In a major change in birthday protocol, Nathaniel decided he wanted a lemon meringue cake instead of the usual Swedish Princess Cake. Eric took the challenge in stride, creating a layered cake with layers of lemon custard and cake, covered in a billowy toasted meringue. As always with Eric's cakes, it was both delicious and a true work of art.








October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016

Grammy made some custom Batman and Robin costumes for the kids, Eric decided to put on his best Indiana Jones garb. We trick or treated with some friends dressed up as the brides of death and the 1% until the kids ate too much candy. Kristen debuted her fancy new camera that can actually take decent pictures in the dark, so we don't have dark blurry photos this year. Hooray!







July 11, 2016

Castle Rock

We recently visited Castle Rock state park, an old favorite that we hadn't been to in many years (since they don't allow pets). The park at the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains features several huge rock formations with many small caves and crevices to explore. Unfortunately the park has gotten so popular that we had to park a mile a way and hike in, but the kids enjoyed the hike and had great fun finding "bunk-beds" in the rock formations.




June 12, 2016

New Cousin!

This past week traveled to St. Louis to visit baby Clara, Eric's brother's new baby and the newest addition to the pack of cousins. Lillian was smitten by baby Clara and took every opportunity to hold, cuddle, feed, play with or soothe the tiny baby. Nathaniel enjoyed her company also, but not nearly as much as he loved uncle Matt's collection of board games. I think we have another gamer on our hands.