Friday, December 28, 2012

Hangin' with the Bierstedts

We spent some time with the Bierstedt cousins over the holidays. As usual, cuteness and chaos both ensued.

Ainsley, Ben, and Cameron

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

It wouldn't be Christmas without tears.

Ainsley, Ben, and Cameron

Christmas Kid's Choir

Ben and Cameron sang in the Christmas kid's choir at church.  Ben is in the back on the left and Cameron is in the back middle.

Ben and Cameron

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mr. Red Belt

I graduated to my red belt in karate today.  I was expecting to have to wait until January, but I was able to demonstrate all of my blue belt skills in time.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Random Art Projects

The end of the year is always a time when our teachers send home art that has been decorating the school.  Here is our collection -- mostly, it is Ainsley's work.

Ben's self (dot) portrait.

Ainsley's painted turkey.

What Ainsley is thankful for.

Ainsley's hand turkey.  She didn't like it because her teacher painted her hand.

Melted crayon turkey.

More things Ainsley is thankful for.

From the beginning of the year - they had to introduce themselves. Ainsley likes books, cousins, Hammy the hamster, Dora, and dancing.

Bejeweled Christmas tree!

Ben and Ainsley

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Holiday Program

My preschool had a holiday program and Mom and Dad came to see it.  They videotaped it so that you could see it too.  It is only 6 minutes long, so sit down and enjoy!

Here I am that morning.  Very excited!


Saturday, December 15, 2012


We went to the Holidazzle with some friends this year.  It was cold and rainy, but we still had fun!

Ainsley, Ben, and Cameron

Saturday, December 01, 2012

A Rare Example of Collaboration

Here we are building the family gingerbread house together.

The finished product!

Ainsley, Ben, and Cameron