Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
There was one Saturday when my parents were coming to visit. In anticipation for their visit Truman asked if Pappy could make a snowman with him. I can't remember if I just forgot about his request or if it was too cold to go outside that day. A couple days after that Truman suddenly remembered that Pappy was supposed to build a snowman with him. The only problem was that there wasn't any snow! Well the next time Pappy came over for Sunday dinner we looked out the window and it was starting to snow!They went outside and Pappy was able to scrape enough snow together to make a little snowman. (Notice how little snow is on the deck and the ground behind him. It was really just a dusting!) Then, of course, a couple days later we got a real snowstorm -- about 12". Tyler actually got to stay home one day, Truman got a real snowman, and the girls missed going to school on Valentine's Day. (They got over it.) And now, a week after the storm I think the last of the snow will finally melt today!!
Friday, January 24, 2014
The outfit is self designed but she had Brooklee and Dallyn's help in executing her plan. Adriel also led the photo shoot. The first week of January we only had one full day of school because of the Polar Vortex. The second week of January was so mild we rode bikes to school every day. No school at all (except half day today!) the third week of January from 5" of snow.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
New Year's Day was a great time to go downtown. So weird to think that my dad used to ice skate on that pool behind us! We hit up the trains at the Botanic Garden, which was perfect for little boys... ...and big girls--especially those born in Seattle :)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
The kids were thrilled to go with Mackenzie and Beau as she fed horses for a friend who was out of town. It was FREEZING but each kid got a quick ride on Pumpkin. Tyler got snuggies for the girls. Funny that they've mostly been used to build forts in the basement. Truman loves his batman cape. Although he usually is forced to dress up in a ballerina costume. He doesn't seem to mind too much :) Ashley & Tim gave the kids a day at Pump It Up. Adriel snuck into another girl's Wind Tunnel turn. We loved spending a couple days (or more) with Grandmama, Pappy, Ashley, Tim & Soren! Too bad Tyler had to work everyday (except Christmas & New Years)...
Friday, January 17, 2014
Sometimes (but not very often) I do actually make a treat that both looks and tastes good. Here is proof to remind my kids that I sometimes make things other than vegetables. This was a snickerdoodle cheesecake for a pie party in November. Don't Truman and Tyler look so cute as they're watching the boat parade? Lucky for us we also found Santa that night and didn't have to go to the mall! Up until that night the girls had been discussing amongst themselves the big Santa question. Last year a couple of days after Christmas Brooklee discovered that the box her Polly Pockets came in said "Reagan Holmes" on the outside. Since then his existence has been in question but after meeting him that night they were convinced. They could tell because he said he remembered them from last year and they took that to mean that he remembered their names. What do you do when school is cancelled for snow but it doesn't actually snow? Decorate cookies with friends!