Monday, March 30, 2009

Extra points.

It's a bright, sunny (though slightly cold) day today and the boys are out of school for Teacher Inservice.  Josiah is entertaining himself by dressing up as Link from Legend of Zelda.  I think he gets extra credit for having fun playing and also embarrassing his big brother at the same time.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Squirrel Feeders.....

They're cool but they do NOT keep the squirrels out of the bird food.  They DO, however, make for nice, plump squirrels.  

No.  I am not setting Todd loose with a BB gun in my yard to fetch us dinner.  I've learned my lesson.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Whatcha doin' son?

Last week on a particularly warm night, I went outside to find Josiah for dinner.   He was tearing down the sidewalk at top speed grinning from ear to ear.  That particular grin is usually reserved for mischief involving brothers so I asked him who he was playing with.  His reply?  "I'm playing car chase, Mom."

My son was chasing cars.  He would wait down the walk for a car to round the corner then see if he could beat it to the big oak tree in front of our house.
I replied, "Son, you can't do this stuff out here in public where people can see you."  But since I was also grinning and reaching for my camera, I'm pretty sure he didn't take me seriously.  I don't think you can see his grin in any of these pictures.  I wish you could.  That grin is the most amazing, contageous thing in the world.  We do almost anything in this house to see that grin.
Even let our kid chase cars.  In public.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Snow Update

Just FYI:  breaking ice and shoveling out a parking lot . . . . both also suck.

(this is Josiah playing in the snow and also hiding from the wind)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Even action figures enjoy a good snow day.

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Blizzard Report

So this is my official Blizzard Report.  When my mother-in-law told me they were calling this snow a blizzard, I smiled.  There is a lot of snow, for us, but not hardly enough to be called a blizzard.  Then I went outside and became enlightened.  "Blizzard" is more about the wind than the snow.  That wind is nuts!
Here's the rest of my report:

The snow is deep-ish.  Probably 4-5 inches, up to 6-7 in some parts of the yard.  The snow is also very powdery, which I'm sure is great for skiing but stinks for snowman making and/or sledding.  We can't get the sleds to go for nuthin'.  The wind is miserable but it makes the snow in the air sparkle like glitter falling.  It's quite beautiful . . . if you're looking at it from your living room window.  The boys are still outside but Mom gave up after about 5 minutes of trying to sled then trying to form a snowball then trying to walk around in blinding wind.  I announced to them:
"It is my professional opinion that this snow sucks.  The wind sucks.  The cold sucks.  I'm going in."
I'm sure that makes me a terrible mom.  I'll take up a collection for their therapy at a later date.

Meanwhile, I'm toasty in my house watching the poor doves shiver on the branches.  Not a good day to be a bird.

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