Saturday, February 20, 2010

Today we rented scaffolding so we could paint and put crown molding up in the entry way.

Today Chad and I have ignored the kids a little.

To try to make it up to them, we asked the kids if they wanted to go to Cold Stone to get some ice cream.

This is how they responded.



"I am afraid of the guy who sits in a box and reads magazines!"

"No! Savannah will eat the poisonous grass and die! I don't want her to die."

Chad and I tried and tried to get them to explain more, but we still couldn't make much sense about it.

We didn't go to get ice cream. We went to Target instead.

Grandmas, we took these pictures today...aren't they growing up? We miss all of you.

Since we are talking about Grandmas, Jackson asked about you Grandma Carol. He wanted to know if his Grandma Carol lived by his other Grandmas and when you were coming back. We want all our Grandmas to come soon!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Work those Muscles!

I am sitting at Jacobs feet while he does his sit ups.

"18, 19, 20!" I cheer.

He takes a few deep breaths, then raises his arm and flexes to show off his bicep.

After a few more sit ups, he flexes those biceps again.
So funny!
I love this kid.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We've had a lot of inquiries on how we are doing in this CRAZY storm. We're GREAT! Being snowed in is so much fun. It's been nice to have a break from real life. Last weekend when the first storm hit, our friend Jared stayed with us so he wouldn't be snowed in alone at his home. (Jared's wife was out of town for the weekend.) For two straight days the boys put up molding on the main level. Thanks Jared for slaving away. I'll put pictures up soon (just for you Heather). We got about 34 inches with that storm.

So here we are, a few days later being hit again....and it's just beautiful outside. We implemented our "Summer Schedule" (and tweaked it a bit), but it has helped a lot to keep the kids from fighting and getting stir crazy. Today we've already cleaned rooms, made beds, danced like maniacs, devoured a fruit platter, and now we are heading out to play in the white sea of fluffiness!!!

These are all pictures from the first storm that started on Friday of last week. We'll put pictures up of this new storm once the snow slows enough to take my camera outside.

Chad decided the deck needed to be rescued from the weight of the snow.

Then the sun finally came out.

Jacob got stuck on the fence. They were excited about how easy it was to climb over the fence with 2 ft of packed snow on the ground. Except Jacob.

Tehya came to his rescue. Sweet Tehya.

The play house is almost buried. It might completely disappear today. We'll see!

When we left Utah, the kids were sad to know they wouldn't have snow in Virginia. They must have been wishing pretty hard.