Sunday, December 30, 2007

Gunnerson Christmas at the Cabin

Our Postcard Cabin Christmas.

Noah loves the snow.

Luke takes a rest from all that playing.

Rick and the boys going down the sledding hill.
(Noah is in front, then Luke)

Noah and Luke "loved" the ride.

Wow, what a way to start our Christmas vacation. We drove all Friday morning and afternoon to get up the canyon before dark. We hiked in that afternoon and stayed that night and most of the next day. We had a great time eating good food (thanks Joan), playing in the snow, using the out-house (not really), opening presents, and just being together. On Saturday we spent the afternoon playing in the snow. The boys really loved it until Rick took them down the sledding hill. I took them down first, and I sat in the front so I would be the one getting the fresh powder in the face. When Rick took the down, poor Noah was in the front followed by Luke. With such deep powder, the boys were literally buried in the snow by the end of the run. I heard Luke screaming "Get us out of here", and Noah was just plain screaming. That was the end of the snow play for us. I took them both in and warmed them with hot cider and a warm fire. We had a great weekend and really enjoyed being with family. Thanks Lee and Joan for putting it all together for us. We appreciated all the hard work!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

And baby makes five!

I am sure that 9 out of 10 people reading this blog are already aware of it, but yes, we are having another baby! My offical due date is June 15th. Oh, that seems so far away! I am just 15 weeks along, and can't believe that each time you are pregnant you look pregnant even sooner. I am not happy about that. I am hoping for a girl this time, but I think I am the only one. We told the boys a few weeks ago that we were having a baby in the summer, and Luke had a really funny response. At first he looked at my stomach and said, "I don't even see any fat." I told him that was so nice and thank-you very much. Just a couple of minutes later he patted my stomach and said, "Actually, I do see a little fat." From the mouths of babes. Noah is so happy about the baby and kisses my tummy about 100 times a day. He has finally started calling my tummy "baby", instead of "baby Jesus". I guess because we had just put up our Christmas decorations and nativity, he had "baby Jesus" on the brain because for over a week if you asked him what was in mommy's tummy he would say, "baby Jesus". I don't know how I am going to do three, I feel overwhelmed with two, but many people have don't it in the past and I guess I will just do the best I can!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Piano Recital

This last weekend Luke had his first piano recital. He did an awesome job, and we were so proud of him. He opened and closed the recital, being the first and last to play. His first few numbers were his "classical" numbers and then ended with his Christmas number. He played great and did not even balk at the idea of playing for a group of people. (that McNeil performing gene is coming through). Although afterward he did say he was a little nervous, but as soon as he started playing he was confident and able to finish. We took video of the event and were going to post it, but were unable to locate the cable to transfer the video to the computer, so you may see it later. This is Luke waiting to play.
Playing his first "classical" piece.
Playing his memorized Christmas song.
After each of the kids were done playing they were instructed to either bow or curtsy, unfortunately, Luke was unaware of which direction he should bow. So at the conclusion of his playing he took a bow backwards.
This is what Noah and I did during most of the recital. surprise, surprise.