Monday, December 22, 2008

More Skating

Well, Quincy announced to us that he is addicted to ice skating. He said that he loves ice skating so much that that's all he wants to do. And truly, it seems like that is all that he does now. Luckily with -28 degree temperatures (ok, really only -2, but the weather channel said that it felt like -28 with windchill) we don't have to find a pond. He can skate his little heart out right at home. He doesn't even need to go out into the road - he can skate on the driveway, the grass, the gravel, the dirt - everything is covered with a layer of ice that doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. It is cooooooooooold!

A happy skating day for Q-man.

Skating down the grass hill - yeah, he fell

Fell here too!

And he was looking so graceful : )

I think he found some bunny tracks, or maybe our friendly mice!

Giving the street a try

Definitely a different look than in the spring/summer

After a long day of skating

Mel and Quince getting Stratt bundled up

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Skating on Snow from keelefam on Vimeo.

Last week we had an ice storm so Quincy took advantage by strapping on the skates and venturing out into the dark, cold night. You'll notice that he's not just ice skating on the driveway, but on the grass and pretty much anywhere. Because about an inch of ice fell it turned our entire yard into one large ice rink! And Stratton didn't want to miss out on the fun so he decided to bring the scooter out for a ride.

Note: You can watch the video above in a little better quality if you click on the HD button on the top right of the video once it is playing.

Sweatered Mom Mel

Special thanks to Nony and Grammie Judy for sweatering Melanie. I guess this makes it official . . . Melanie is a mom. But a very cute one, no?

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Boys

Here are a few pictures of the boys in the Iowa winter.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


We finally got our tree up . . .

Yes, he is playing a guitar ornament and yes, that is a pick.

The Tree

We made a video for Nony with some of this video in it. When we were watching it the other morning Quincy said, "Well Mom, I guess I have my costume on don't I . . . sorry 'bout that."

Well, it wouldn't have been the same without Mr. Incredible helping set up the tree. I mean, how else could we have ever gotten that star up?