Friday, January 30, 2009

Spring Snow Play

One of the positive things about not having any direct sunlight on our yard during the winter months, is the snow sticks around until it's warm enough to play in. The kiddos are having a blast playing in the snow in their t-shirts, without runny noses!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Back to Winter

I'm looking out my living room window at a serious snowstorm right now, really missing our lovely faux Spring weather of a few days ago.

Me and my sinus infection have decided to let Afton play hookey today. Too snowy and too cold and never any snow days around here. So we are making our own. While we lounge in jammies, watch too much TV and eat chocolaty chocolate cookies, we'll dream about spring coming again.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bext Boxes Ever

The boxes the chairs were delivered in were the best boxes ever. I was so sad to have to knock them down and recycle them the same day (and by I of course I mean Patrick while I watched...being hugely pregnant pays off at times). But the kiddies did enjoy several hours of house box play time. Oh for the day when I have a basement!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Chairs!!

Meet our new dining room chairs. I'm so in love with them. And think they look mighty nice with my paint color.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weekend Update

Patrick ended up working most of the weekend, which means the kids got lots of time with their toys. Afton and Abel love their dress ups, in fact last weekend Patrick built them a dress-up station in their room, and in this shot Afton was a magic fairy and Abel was a not so nice fairy trying to stop her magic. It's so funny to hear Afton cast spells that are realistic and still magical; "Clouds in the sky, go by!" or she'll flick her wand and say "Mom now your shirt is a darker green then before."

Afton has been spending lots of time on her art since Santa delivered the easel. She loves to practice writing in cursive, making self portraits, and this weekend drew all her favorite fruits and vegetables.
Abel got a nice belly shot of me today. I feel much bigger than I look! I'm definitely running out of things to wear though. These tees from Target (not maternity even) have been the best!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ice Cream Sundaes

Afton decided that one of her New Year Goals was to learn to make ice cream sundaes. So right after the goal planning session of FHE, we helped one of her goals happen.

Abel (in his preferred outfit) was just as excited to partake of Sunday's sundae goodness.

Friday, January 2, 2009

10 weeks to go

My age and my pregnancy progress are the same today!  I really, really should start prepping for this baby...bunk beds, making a diapering choice (is it realistic to start in with cloth diapering on baby #3?), pulling out onesies and blankets and nightgowns...

Oh well.  At least Patrick and I have chosen names for this baby.  And we're having fun keeping it a secret.