Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Finally made its way to our neighborhood. We got a whole three inches, not enough to be snowed in, but just enough to play in. And of course Zach's favorite part happens after we are done playing...HoT cHoCoLaTe! "with smarshmellows" as he would say.
Monday, January 19, 2009
And I think I now know what it was like for my mom to have 7 kids...even if it was but for a moment. This past weekend Justin and I took care of a family of five kids, while their parents went to Arizona for the weekend to go to the Eagles game. What lucky bums right? Did I mention they flew with the team? Their 5 boys, yes all boys, were so fun and entertaining, and do I dare say a little tender too, for sports that is... These boys love sports, and have a special place in their hearts for the Eagles and the Yankees. I took this picture of the three oldest boys while they were ecstatic after the Eagles, who had been behind the entire game, finally scored to put them ahead 25 to 24 over the Cardinals. They are such special kids.
Oh and a few things, among several, I will have to learn if I am to have more kids...
- Never pre-salt and pepper the food. I guess the more bland the better...pretty funny.
- It's OK if you don't know where each kid is at each moment of the day. I guess you just trust them to make good decisions and to look after one another.
- Getting dinner on the table will most likely be the hardest activity of the entire day, when you have at least one child, who of course, needs your undivided and uninterrupted attention. This is the truest test of your patience.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
We had a great Christmas break this year. It all started with making gingerbread houses over at our friends, the Kinghorn's, house.
He even learned to snowboard on his cousin's sled/snowboard, and in true boy fashion, learned what a snowball fight was. He loved nailing his cousins(he called them his brothers), Alec and Parker.
Kate learned how to Jump!