Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Puzzling



These pictures were taken at the NEW cabin up at Lake Louise! My dad finally got tired of climbing that hill, and bought a new cabin on flatter ground. It is so great! The entire family went up last month on snowmobiles and we had a blast. Andy brought his little snowmobile and wanted to drive it all the way across the lake to the cabin. It is much too slow to keep up, so we usually haul it over on a sled, but he thinks he's as big as anyone. It was too cute. On the ride back, we finally convinced him to put it in the sled, and he rode with Grandpa. So he hopped on in front of Grandpa, wouldn't let him touch the handles, and drove his back across.
The weather was gorgeous, and we played outside all day. We found some pretty hard packed snow and we tried to build a big igloo. We got pretty far on it, but we couldn't figure out how to close up the top. I think Amy has some picture on her camera, maybe she'll post them if she ever updates her blog.
So the picture above is Lori, putting together Andy's 60-piece John Deere puzzle. I brought it over to keep Andy entertained because he loves puzzles. But Lori came up with the brilliant idea to see how fast we could put it together. Lori and I started trying to beat each other, then Mom and Amy got in on the action. Richard and Kevin tried, but the boys were all painfully slower than the girls, so Dad and Lee refused to try. (Richard says girls are better at puzzles because we have a larger corpus callosum in our brain).
Ultimately Amy was the champion puzzler, beating Lori by almost a full minute. We became a little obsessed with trying to beat each other- but we have never laughed so hard in our lives. It was so funny. If you ever need a fun family home evening game, try it!
So this picture is Lori, speed puzzling, with Andy holding the timer. And Daisy looking on.

6 comments:

Taffy and Tony said...

And I always thought I got my competetive nature from the Teichert side! :) Anyway, sounds like so much fun! My kids have that same puzzle, too. Maybe I should time myself and see how I fit in to your contest. Tell Amy I'd love to see the igloo!

Tina said...

I would love to see the igloo AND the new cabin!! I'm with your dad...that hill was a beast!? And I'd love to see Andy on his little snowmobile! So get postin' girl...you can't just tease us like that!?:) You guys always have so much fun!

Jalane said...

Cute pictures! It would be awesome to have a cabin. You guys are lucky. Miss you guys!!

Rita Christiansen said...

Taffy- the time to beat is 3 minutes and 8 seconds. I couldn't get under 4 minutes! I am not nearly as competetive as Amy and Lori though! Those girls are crazy

Grandmagwen said...

That looks so fun. Thanks a bunch for the update! We could use waaaaay more pictures! Love ya all!

Clark, Chelsea, and Pearce Harshbarger said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I love it when a love it when all of our family gets together, too.