The coldest winter . . .

The coldest winter .  . .

It was a terribly cold winter and much more snowy than most.  Enough snow that we could go sledding in Boise.  We were the only ones out there.  People in Boise don’t own sleds.  There’s usually only one or two good sledding days in a whole winter, so what’s the point, I guess?  Well, we Utahns have a sled and snow clothes, so we found ourselves a good dirt heap and went down!

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King of the mountain!

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Drama queen!

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The stars aligned for us that day.

Baby sleeping.

Dad’s working from home so we can leave without Henry.

Girls got home from school.

Enough snow left for sledding.

Let’s go kids!

 

Skating through life

Skating through life

Most days I feel like a boring Mom.  I don’t seem to do as many fun activities, or fancy parties, or imaginative snacks, or super play dates as other Moms.  But I like to think (and hope) I’m doing the best at what’s most important.

So today  –  Today I’m becoming a blogger.  For myself.

So that when I’m a boring, no-good, mean mommie, I can remember how hard I tried to make life wonderful!

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Clara began the day with the confidence of having been ice skating many (2) times before, while Lydia was novice.  She picked it up in five minutes, though, and we skated for a couple of hours until Clara and I dragged her out of the rink and took our tired selves home.

2013-01-26 15.42.08It’s been a long time since it was just me and the girls.  We had a great time!

 

Fire Station

Fire Station

The fire station is always a great field trip.  We had a great tour of the building and a demo of the fire pole.  The kids gotta “drive” the truck.  And it all ended with a real fire alarm and we watched them zoom out of the station!

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Jacob, Betty, George, Violet, Tegan, Landon, Burke.  (Myla was sick.)SAMSUNG

Dan turns 30 something?

Dan turns 30 something?

 

I can’t remember how old he is now.  It requires a bit of math. . .

But it’s a great occasion for  bowling and donuts.SAMSUNG

The hot light’s on . . .SAMSUNG SAMSUNG Henry’s first word was “ball”.  He was in heaven.

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Zoo Pass!

Zoo Pass!

 

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We spent one day of Spring Break at the zoo.  The kids had a great time.  This is going to be a great outing for me this year whether I have all the kids or just the boys.  Thanks for the zoo pass Grandpa!

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Never misses a chance for bunny ears.  Never.

SAMSUNGA colder day at the zoo earlier this year.  Still a fantastic outing.  Look at those bare toes!

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My handsome and mellow man.  Love him.

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Clara is so much fun.  She’ll be the one  you always want at your party.