Monday, January 11, 2010
(Sammy doesn't have a voice, so I'll just include a little tidbit about him.) I just discovered that Sammy found the Kleenex box again. How do I know? There's tissue all over the bathroom and quite a bit of "used" tissue stuffed back into the tissue box. I've seen him with tissue; he wipes the walls and the tables. I think he thinks he's cleaning. And, no, I did not just wipe my nose with one of those used tissues. Nope, not at all. Uh-uh.
"Oooh, a three pound box of Cheez-Its! That should last about three days." - Paul of the Coscto-sized box. This came after I bought a small box and the girls devoured them in seconds flat.
Conversation on the way to Annabel's preschool:
Sammy: "Bob! Bob! Bob! Bob!"
Me: "Hey, you know Bob too?!"
Annabel: "No, Mommy. Sammy's not talking about Bob. He's talking about Spongebob."
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
During the week between Christmas and the New Year, we spent some time with my longtime friend Hilarie and family at their family cabin in North Lake Tahoe. It was gorgeous and so much fun for everyone. We are very grateful to have such wonderful friends to play with in the snow! The highlights were cozy meals, watching the snow fall every day and night, icicle picking, snowball fights, making snowmen and sledding! The kids' first real experience with snow could not have been better.
Sammy was not really a fan of the cold but he was such a trooper each day.
Annabel also was great despite the cold.
Our second day we woke up to more snow!
Lucy enjoyed the view from the window seat.
Paul and Sam (Hilarie's husband) pulling the big kids up the hill on the way to Lake Tahoe.
The beautiful lake.
Paul with Annabel and a couple of big snowballs.
After watching the kids have fun making many snow angels I finally took a turn making one of my own.
Me and the kids right on the lake.
Sammy fell asleep on the sled ride home.
An afternoon of sledding!
After a long day of snow play we all found icicles.
Day three, even more snow!
Sammy found Daddy's boots.