Sunday, January 23, 2011

Busy little lady!

 It's not exactly balmy out, but it's not raining and we can't complain about that! Yesterday Abi and I started cleaning out the front flower bed and make more progress today. While Steven washed the car this afternoon, Abi drew. Once we came in and warmed up, I captured Abi's latest animals sounds...Caroline, you are going to love her slow drawl of a chicken!! Anytime we tell Abi we're having chicken for a meal, this is what we hear.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Chilly ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo

On the last day of the ZooLights display (Jan. 2nd), the Sakaguchi Family bundled up and headed to the Oregon Zoo.  It was a balmy 36 degrees that night (which after Minnesota was warm) but was still really chilly! In addition to thousands and thousands of lights and lit displays, the elephants, penguins and monkeys exhibits were still open to visit as well. But of course, no zoo visit is complete without an yummy elephant ear!
Steve, Stephannie, Annie, Abi and Steven

A Very White Christmas

The current family agreement is that we swap the winter holidays between families every other year.  This year was a very white, Minnesota Christmas.  We spent 10 days living in a snow globe and man was it fun because the time was filled with family!  The three girls (Abi 15 mo, Danielle just over 2 yrs and Michaela just shy of 4 yrs) played so well together! Our days were filled with playing with the girls (Abi and Danielle particularly loved sliding in the snow), ice fishing, cross country skiing, building shelves (at least for Steven, Malcolm  and Dad) and playing cards.  It was a wonderful holiday filled with love and laughter!

Abi & Steven sliding.

Michaela, Danielle and Abigail on Christmas Eve

Singing Away in a Manger with Grandma and Danielle.

Grandpa reading a story.