Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Daddy!!! You are officially 40 years young! You are the best dad I could ever ask for! You are a mentor and guide, a musician and a teacher. Boy,can you make people laugh!

  Buzzard's birthday was actually yesterday so we all went to his restaurant of choice, Archies. We had a GREAT time. And I hope he did too! Here are some pictures of the fun we had.
this isn't from archie's but I thought I should post it anyways.

Buzzard and his sister, LaRae.

Boy, did he enjoy that cake!!

Okay, this last pic has a story behind it. Greta, the woman in the middle of the picture is a very loyal reader of our blog! We ran into her at the restaurant while we were eating.  It was weird, she knew all about us and even called us by our nicknames! We all felt pretty famous.

The morning of Dad's birthday we made a cake. It was SOOO good and we had a lot of fun with it. We also pretended to be elves and decorated a Christmas tree for my grandpa, who didn't have time to put one up this year.Here is a picture of it.
I made a popcorn string to go on it but I could only make one because Bear ate all the rest of the popcorn. We had a whole lot of fun decorating that tree.

Post a comment to wish Buzzard a Happy Birthday!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

WHOOOOOHOOOOO! 21 days 'till CHRISTMAS!!! The Henn family is ready for it! Anyway, since Christmas is so very soon we put up our tree and decorated the house. And while decorating for other holidays might pass unnoticed, decorating for Christmas(or Christamas, as my piano teacher might say) does not. It could almost pass as another holiday in itself, (maybe not but whatever!) So, because pictures say 1,000 words, I will post some :)
Last week our family went to Minneapolis to celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas with my mom's side (grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles) We had a BLAST!! There is NO words in the world that could describe the fun we had.  Here are some pics of that.

All the girl cousins (minus Squeakers) eating breakfast.

My cousin (on the right) is SO cute in everything she does!


Dad and Uncle JT took us to the closest YMCA.

all the cousins having a pj party.

             We had a ton of fun! But that's not the end of this long post :)
       I also have pics of our Christmas decorating party!
   Usually we set up the tree, then have our decorating but but this year we did it differently. This year, we had our traditional Jerry's pizza, and cookies the night we set up the tree, then this morning we had doughnuts and hot cocoa and decorated.
sprinkles, sprinkles, sprinkles!!

notice Dash and Buzzard in the corner. so sweet!

what do you think that he is thinking?!
              It is always is sooo fun to post to the blog! Also, this is Squeakers first Christmas!!
       Last thing, this video of Squeakers is ADORABLE. I have never seen (or heard) her laugh that hard.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

happy thanksgiving

An eventful day!
We got the kids up  REALLY early and headed out for our turkeyjerky day weekend.  at 2:30 am the boys were rousting around in their bedrooms.  So we decided to get underway.  on the highway by 5am, trying to beat a winter storm.  however we were slowed down a bit by a deer.
the chrome piece that was left here didn't make it must past this stop...  the wind was blowing like mad,  you can see how it shifted the cargo topper clear to one side.  
The car ride was pretty smooth otherwise, only a few fights and none between ta and buzzard! 
we made it, beat the storm and still had time to hit the the Christmas display downtown.  it was so cool.  The animated elves were fun for the kids to watch and SANTA!  what a day.  The kids are so excited to be with their cousins and they just crashed a few minutes ago. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Goodness, blog posts are getting scarce aren't they? My fault. I planned on posting a while back but as you can tell I never got to it. Anyway......

We had a birthday party for our close friend Tatiana Beaver (she's now 13) Her family and 2 others came for stew and cake. So much fun!!! Happy really,really late birthday Tatiana!!

Oggie, Dash, and Erna had a piano recital. I wasn't there but I know for a fact that it sounded REALLY good. Dash and Erna just started, but Oggie has been playing for 3 years. They all are great musicians!



We also carved pumpkins!!! It is a tradition at our house. We started a new tradition too! Roasting the pumpkin seeds! They are SO good! And apparently they are healthy for you too. :)
About a week after that we went trick or treating for halloween. The weather was perfect and the candy was great, as usual.
my face looks weird because the texture of the pumpkin guts is not appealing.

Sadly, there is no pumpkin pictures because 2 of them got smashed/stolen. bummer.
I was a square dancer

Oggie was Robin

Dash was Batman

Erna was fairy princess butterfly

Bear was a football player. GO HUSKERS!!

Sweet little Squeakers was a bunny!
and last but not least (as she always will be) Squeakers is four months now!! She is getting chubbier by the second.


Thursday, October 07, 2010

Hennhouse Updates

It's been almost a whole month since the last time anybody posted anything!  That is just sad. Because you know in a month at the hennhouse a lot can happen..... So this will be a fairly long post. :)

In september we went on a church reatreat at Twin Lakes Christian Center. It's a great place with a lake, zipline, climbing wall, ball pit, just lots of entertainment. We all had a really great time and it was nice to just get away and hang with all of our friends! The only thing is I don't have any picture of it so you're going to have to just imagine it in your head. bummer.
Also in September we went to the Fairview schoolhouse with some homeschool buddies. That was super fun. We all got to dress up in old fashioned clothing, bring a praire style lunch, and sit in those fun desks that are nailed to the ground! And luckily I do have some pictures of that.

I say we make a great group of pioneers!

Just a couple more things. Earlier this month we went to this GREAT resturant called the Black Bear Diner. It was great to have family time together and we all had fun eating out.
Here are the pics.

what a great idea! you can sit over here and read books while you wait for your food!

Isaac and I sharing a milkshake

And last but not least, Squeakers is 3 months now!! she is getting sooo big! I just have post some pictures of her!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Blue Poem

Oggie wrote a poem and we wanted to share it with everyone.

Blue looks like a blue whale jumping out of the bright blue ocean.
Blue sounds like a fluffy blue jay chirping in the woods.
Blue feels like a cold blue lake splashing under my feet.
Blue smells like a fresh blueberry pie hot out of the oven and 
tastes like blue cotton candy melting in my mouth!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A dozen years have past!

I can't believe it but my baby Bugg is already 12 years old today.
Leave her a birthday wish in the comments!
Happy Birthday little bugg, Love, Daddy!
She was age 3 and now 9 years later...