Saturday, December 10, 2016

Snow pictures

The kids like to make a snow mountain to slide down. 

The snow hill they go up and over. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Another snow storm

It started snowing again this afternoon. (I know it looks like night, but it's only around 4:45). The kids rushed right outside and played out there until I called them in for a late dinner at 6:30. It was so cold. I have no idea how they stayed out so long! They had the sleds going and were building snow mountains. They've called a 2 hour delay for tomorrow morning so I'm sure they will be out playing first thing in the morning even if it's 20 degrees. 

Elizabeth rushed right out as it started to snow so she could eat some. 

Nathan was around the corner shoveling the walkway and I was wearing shoes so I did not get a picture. Probably tomorrow! It's going to snow more tonight so he'll have more walkways to shovel.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Santa Elizabeth

Here's Santa Elizabeth!

On Wednesday nights, Nathan has church school. All kids in 2nd grade up go on Wednesdays. Jeremy is working most of the time so Elizabeth and I drop Nathan off and then we head to the library (which is 2 blocks away) to read books while we wait for an hour. 

Tonight, they had a cute little Santa house set up. Elizabeth happened to be wearing her Santa hat! It worked out well. 

Yes, she is in pajamas. Since we don't get home until nearly 8:30, I bathe her before we leave and she just walks about town in her pajamas. Then, when we get home, I can just brush her teeth and put her in bed. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

First Snow of the Year

We had our first snow of the year last night. It wasn't terribly exciting and wasn't much. However, the kids thought it was the best thing in the world. 

Eating snow on the way to school. 

Off to school!

After school, there was still snow left because it didn't warm up. However, the kids like to fight after school so Elizabeth had to play in the front yard and Nathan in the back yard. 

Our cute neighbor doodle stopped by to play. 

He kept sitting for me and putting out his paw to shake. I felt bad I had no treats! 

Nathan playing in the back yard. 

It's supposed to be very cold tomorrow but Thursday we are supposedly going to get 3-6 inches of snow. Ugh. The kids like it, but I sure don't like driving in it once it starts to get icy. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Family Fleece

Our family is often cold. We try to find ways to stay warm. Fleece jackets aren't the most stylish clothes in the world, but they sure are cozy and warm. I found these fleece for the kids are few days ago for $4.97. It was a great deal. Tonight I texted this picture to Laura. She and I are always joking how we need more fleece. We have a very love/hate relationship with fleece. We love it because it keeps us warm and cozy, but we hate it because it's not fashionable and looks boring. 

Laura calls me laughing hysterically. 

She had been browsing the Old Navy website looking for new fleece. As she was looking at fleece, she got a text from LeAnne saying she wished she had a fleece because she was cold tonight. So Laura started laughing because LeAnne texted her that message as she was looking at fleece. As she continued to look for fleece, she got another text. It was from me sending her the picture of the kids excited about their new fleece. 

So apparently, all 3 sisters were thinking of fleece at exactly the same time! A love of fleece must be genetic! Although I never see Mom and Dad wear fleece...

The word "fleece" is started to look strange to me. I must have typed it too much! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Weather

Here is the sun report for November. 

Sunny: 17
Some Sun/Some Clouds: 3
Cloudy: 10
We had 0 snowy days. 
We had 3 days with some fog. 
We had  5 days with some rain. 
We had  2 days with crazy wind (over 20 mph)

Our yearly total for 2016 through November: 

Sunny: 220 days
Some sun/some clouds: 58 days
Cloudy: 57 days

Snow: 3 days
Fog: 13 days
Rain: 47 days
Crazy Winds (over 20 mph): 25 days
Smoke from Fires: 2 days

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Check out this amazing vegetable train that Laura and Elizabeth made!!!! 

It was the most impressive thing about Thanksgiving this year. 

A picture before dinner. 

The head chef. Good job chef!

Trying to get a family photo. 

Eating the vegetable train. 

It was quite the train. 

Pippa managed to find the turkey guts bag that was left outside. Here she is running around with a turkey neck in her mouth. It was funny to watch Laura try to chase her down to get the turkey neck from her. 

Papa and Elizabeth played hangman. They are both scratching their heads here so something confusing must be going on. 

Elizabeth helped Papa alphabetize his letters. 

Nathan and Jeremy tried to teach Pippa a new trick. Shake! 

Jeremy got Papa Norm's old record player going. Here is Nathan watching the record player. He thought it was weird.The record player is from 1968. 

Elizabeth arranged all the furniture in the dollhouse. 

The turkey trot. 

You can see Nathan coming across the finish line here. He was the winner. Jeremy had cheated and run just around the house rather than the driveway. He was disqualified. 

Elizabeth got 2nd place. Pippa ran off course again after taking off in a strong lead. She was also disqualified. 

Papa came in 3rd and Laura came in 4th. 

Gosh, not many people finished the race legally! Mom was laughing too hard, I was busy taking pictures, and Jeremy and Pippa ran off course.