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February Weather

Here's my monthly weather update post Laura!

Here's the breakdown of the February sun.

Sunny: 12 days
Some Sun/Some Clouds: 12 days
Cloudy: 5 days

Conclusion: We saw a lot of sun on 24/29 days so that's pretty good! We just wish the weather was warmer so we could actually feel the warmth of the sun.

We had 0 snowy days.
We had 0 foggy days.
We had 5 days with some rain.
We had 1 day with crazy wind (yesterday).

For our yearly total through February 2016, we have:

Sunny: 21 days
Some Sun/Some Clouds: 19 days
Cloudy: 20 days

Snow: 3 days
Fog: 9 days
Rain: 12 days
Crazy Wind: 1 day

I predict the "Crazy wind" days will increase in March. I think the definition of "Crazy Wind" is when it's very uncomfortable to be outside.  Also, often times, dust is blowing. The weather forecasters tend to say the wind is over 20 mph during the "crazy wind." However, in March, "crazy wind" days are often sunny at least!


Since Auntie Laura was sick for Elizabeth's birthday party, Elizabeth did not get to open her present. So she got to open the present on her actual birthday! New skates! She's been skating all over the house the last few days. Very fun Auntie L!

New books!

A package of awesome Scholastic books arrived in the mail a few days ago! It was a big surprise for the kids and they love them! We have read them all. Thanks Karen and Ilene! 

A Typical Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is my least favorite holiday. Something bad always happens this day and I dread it every year. What is it about this day? Seriously! I wish I could somehow skip it every year. 
This morning about 7:30 Elizabeth comes out of her room crying and screaming that her ear hurts. She's grabbing at her right ear. She's had a cold and occasionally one will go to her ears. It's been a while though! So she obviously had an ear infection. 
I managed to get her to eat a little bit of cereal and we (me and the kids)  were all out the door by 8:00 on a Sunday morning to head to Urgent Care. Luckily, they got us in pretty quickly for Urgent Care. And luckily, it wasn't my morning to teach Sunday School! 
Diagnosis: Double ear infection. 
The assistant tells me the pharmacies don't open until 10:00. At this point, it's about 8:45 and Elizabeth is screaming and crying. I searched my phone and found one Rite Aid in Kennewick that opens at 9. Elizabeth doesn&#…

Valentine's Party Day

Today at school are all the Valentine's parties. Elizabeth decided she was going to wear pink from head to toe. Nathan said he was totally blinded from all the pink and his eyes were on fire. 

Then, she went and put on her pink coat and he passed out from all the pink. 

Elizabeth at 6

Elizabeth is 6 today!

Every year, I will probably write about how I can't believe how big my baby is getting!

She's 40.4 pounds now! She's finally big enough to sit in a booster but since she still fits in her carseat, I'll try to keep her in there a little bit longer just for the safety factor.

As far as sleep, I'd say she sleeps about 10 hours a night. She is usually asleep by 8:30 and wakes up about 7:30. She's dry every night too! She finally used her last pullup somewhere in mid-December. No more diapers or pullups in this house!

Healthwise, she's very healthy. She gets colds but has had no other major issues lately. Her eczema is greatly improved this year. Last year, her hands in the winter were just completely scratched and bleeding. This year, they are almost perfectly normal! I'm not sure what changed. It has been a wetter winter and that might be why. She's also just growing. She still scratches at her feet a lot but still not to the poin…

Elizabeth's 6th birthday party

Elizabeth had her 6th birthday party yesterday! I can't believe she will be SIX this week! 
She wanted her cupcakes to look like mustard so we used yellow cake and yellow frosting. She wanted to use mustard as frosting but that was not happening. 

We invited the girls from her class. There were 7 other little girls that came plus herself and Nathan. 

It got very noisy when they were playing balloon bonking games!

They played Pin the Tail on the Donkey

We made some Valentine's. 

We sang Happy Birthday!

Everyone ate cupcakes!

Birthday girl! 

She opened up her presents and got a lot of really fun stuff!

She loves beads!

She got a big panda. 

One of the little girls actually got her mustard! I also bought her mustard so she got 3 mustards! 

A barbie
A great art kit!

Hills between Ellensburg and Yakima

It's usually pretty brown and desolate driving between Yakima and Ellensburg. But in the winter when it's covered with snow, it's very pretty and looks so different! These pictures are from a few weeks ago so it might look quite different now. 
I was glad Jeremy was driving so I could see the unusual view. Not every day it looks like this! 

The white on this hill was so bright and perfect! 

The Kittitas Valley looked so strange just covered in white. Usually you can see the various shades of greens/browns/yellows as you drive down. Just white today! 

February 2, 2009

Here's a picture from February 2. However, it is February 2, 2009! That was one small little 18 month old boy. He was thrilled to see 3 of himself.


I forgot to post these photos from a few weeks ago! 
We had a rainstorm with a really beautiful rainbow! It was freezing cold so we didn't spend much time looking at it, but it was sure pretty! It doesn't look nearly as pretty in the pictures.