Friday, December 18, 2009

Hockey game and Christmas party

Mom (Grandmommie) came to visit last weekend and she went with me and Hagen to an Americans game. It was fun! Our friend Brian bought Hagen a chuck-a-puck to throw on the ice during the second intermission. Hagen didn't quite make it on the ice but I'm sure we'll try it again next time.

Hagen's school had their Christmas party on Thursday. It was really fun and very festive.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

In Hagen's Words

I decided I need to be better about writing things down that Hagen says, especially now that his vocabulary is so large and we have actual conversations. This particular exchange took place on the way home from school tonight:

Hagen: I want to play hockey tonight.
Mommy: No, not tonight because you didn't go to bed easily last night like you said you would.
Hagen (with a hint of a whine): I mean after dinner. Dinner first, then hockey.
Mommy: No, because you weren't good at bedtime last night. Maybe if you do a good job tonight you can play hockey tomorrow.
Hagen (with very stern face and voice): You're being difficult.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Guitar Hero and the start of Christmas festivities

Lately Hagen likes to play Guitar Hero with Daddy. He gets this very serious look on his face when he's concentrating and I had to capture that on the camera.

We went to "Light Up Lakeside" at the shopping center where I work on Saturday and it was fun - albeit bloody cold. The Ridgway family and Jenn, Mandy and Emma met us there. They had carriage rides, a carriage ride with Santa, pony rides and a petting zoo. We didn't even stay for the actual tree lighting at 6:00 because it was so flippin cold, but we stayed a few hours and had a good time.
Carriage ride! Matt was being super-cheesy in some of these pictures.

Carriage ride with Santa! These pictures are kind of dark, but you get the idea.

Hagen was REALLY brave this year and decided he would try the pony rides. Once he did it he wanted to keep going back - I was proud of him for getting over that fear. He really had fun and didn't get scared.
Madi on a pony.

There were balloon artists and Hagen wanted a sword, and he asked me to get one, too. Here's us swordfighting.

They also had face painting - here is Mandy and Emma with butterflies, and Hagen with a lion face.

Hagen zonked out on the way home.

A funny thing Hagen said last night: We were getting ready for bed and he said he had to go pee-pee. I told him I would go with him to help and he put his hand out to stop me and said, "I need some privacy". Ummmm...okay...I suggested I help him get started and he was okay with that. :-)