Sunday, January 31, 2010

Team exercise

The kids were having fun on the exercise equipment and it just made me laugh. Series of 6 short videos of the munchkins.

Snow Day fun

Well, at least they plowed our cul-de-sac the first night, just wish they hadn't left 3 feet of packed snow and ice in front of our driveway.

White stuff sure is pretty.

Trying to make the trampoline into something of a snow fort. Of course after all that effort, the kids have shown almost no interest in it. Oh well.

In order to have weather-appropriate food we had Brazilian beans and rice. The kids were pretty squirrelly so we turned out the lights and used candles, it sometimes has a calming effect on them, not so much this time.

Dad in front of the SR-71

Dad has always wanted to take a picture in front of this plane/jet/glider/whatever it is. We went to an Air and Space Museum on the way to the Malletts' house, and it happened to have it, the USS Blackbird. He had me take a picture of him with it.


White chocolate, chocolate cookies

We tried a new recipe and made these cookies, but didn't have any white chocolate chips, so we used regular chocolate chips and it tasted just fine! What else are we supposed to do on a Sunday when we're snowed in?


Snow, Snow, and more SNOW!!!

I'm getting to type this because we are snowed in. Normally, we're off to church by now, but with 12 inches of snow on the ground, we're not going anywhere. Snow started falling late Friday, and lasted most of Saturday. Church is canceled, yet the newspaper still came! We spent yesterday playing inside, eating snow candy, and going out in the snow once. Mom wanted to make a snowman, but this snow is a powdery snow, so we can't go sledding or make a snowman for a couple days...

Hope you all are avoiding the sicknesses!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Out of the mouths of babes

A couple of funny things the kids have said recently... Brian can't seem to remember how to say spaghetti. Normally kids say pasketti, but he always calls it scapetti. Funny boy. Maybe we need to have it more often...

Miriam was sick on Sunday with a fever and body aches. I felt bad for her because she was truly miserable as we drove home from DC, but I had to hide my laughs as she kept saying there were evil spirits in her tummy, and wherever it hurt. It took a bit of explaining that it was the germs that were causing her troubles. She was fine on Monday, but Laura threw up during the night last night so maybe we're not quite done with the bug after all.

Jeffrey is also starting to talk, which is delightful. He says Mama, Dada, Bebo, Yatchel, and Yora. Now if he could only say Grandma...