Monday, February 11, 2013

Here's some pictures from the last few days.

On Thursday I took the afternoon off to join Meg and Hazel in visiting Henry's school for his first play. Henry played a mole. It was great to see his classroom and classmates again.

Hazel is definitely ready for this school stuff. She was right at home.

We were sent home early on Friday because the coming big snowstorm. I had one enjoyable lunch, fiddling with my miniatures and watching the kids play very nicely together. They assembled these two storage containers as boats, each with a steering wheel, seat, motor and storage area. They had fun deciding what food to take and deciding where they were going to have their pretend picnic. I could have watched them play like this for hours. Henry went shirtless for most of the day; I'm not sure why.

Inspired by the snow outside on Saturday Henry built this snow scene.

I saw one report that said we had 27 inches of snow and another that said 30 inches in our town, but I measured something like 26 inches. It was tough to measure this one accurately because the drifts were insane.

At some point the kids came out to "help" me shovel the driveway.

Henry and I built this Lego model of our house on Sunday afternoon. We are both very proud of it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Well it has taken a lot longer to get started up on my next hobby, to a point I can blog regularly about it anyway and so I've gotten out of the habit of blogging regularly. Lots is still going on with us, however. We're still very busy, not sleeping much, getting through various colds and seeing delightful progress by the kids. Yesterday Meg showed me something Hazel colored during the day. It was amazing! Her coloring is about Henry's level. The way she holds the pencil is impressive. I thought Henry had colored what Meg showed me.

Here are some pictures I found on the camera today.

Hazel loves to dress herself. Often one of the first things she says to me in the morning is, "Put clothes on?" Henry has gotten a lot better about outerwear. He now regularly puts on his own coat and zips it up.

Meg made the kids this snowplow one day.

The kids made snow ice cream with Meg one day while I was at work.

For Meg's birthday we went to Pump-It-Up ... we also went out to eat at Meg's favorite restaurant.

The blurry image on the left is Hazel.