Saturday, December 31, 2016

more christmas pics

i know i'm their mom because i just want to squee! every time i see pics of them in their matching christmas jammies.

much love and many thanks to grandmas and grandpas and 
uncles and aunts for making their christmas morning so magical!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

snow day

a quick trip up to stevens pass yesterday to check out the powder before ski lessons begin next month.

also to have a snowball fight, of course:

Sunday, December 25, 2016

and to all a good night

merry christmas from the wheelers!

Friday, December 23, 2016

dallin's first snow man

this pic is a late installment from two weeks ago when it snowed and school was cancelled and all the kids were sick and sooooo mad at me that they couldn't go out and play in the snow (like i made it snow *just* when they were sick so that i could relish in raining down sorrow and misery into their little lives).

anyway, dallin was not sick and built this snowman with his dad.

ps - it's snowing again today.
pps- go hawks!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

the wheeler kids

as photographed in their sunday best in twenty-nine degree weather 
watching their mom do a pretty stellar impression of scooby doo.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

nutcracker sweet

last thursday, we took summer and afton to see their first professional ballet, pacific northwest ballet's george balanchine's the nutcracker.

ian falconer (of olivia fame) produced the set and costume design, and it is just a breathtaking and visually stunning reimagination (think: red stripes!), to say nothing of the dances and the dancers whom i wished would just go on and on forever.

our group's favorite dances included: waltz of the snowflakes, coffee (arabian dance), tea (chinese dance), marzipan (dance of the reed flutes), and waltz of the flowers.

bonus: mere was in town to join us!

visions of sugar plums dance in their heads.

bonus: bryan came, too!

and after the show, we were treated to another little bonus: 

c'est parfait.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

pucker up

we couldn't resist this cute little stand at one of our favorite local tree farms.