We received about an inch of snow in the last 24 hours. It has not snowed since mid Nov and it does not look like we will be getting much this year. When Megan asked if we could please go sledding, I said, “no promises, but let’s go to the park!”
The hills did not look promising, but there was enough snow for us to play outside for about an hour. (Andrea and Audrey played a little, and then went on a walk. They said they could hear Adrian and Megan the whole time!)
While in Colorado, the kids enjoy being able to explore. When they were younger, they were not allowed to leave the fenced in area. Every year, they have more freedom.
This was the first year that Megan was given the okay to ride the bike up and down the drive way by herself. She could go all the way to the cattle guard without asking for permission. That is a lot farther than she can roam alone at home!
Sometimes, the kids just disappeared for awhile just to talk and be together. One day they took off in the search of cactus to bring home. They also enjoyed being able to visit Aunt Bonnie “just because”.
Audrey took advantage of roaming most often this year. She would go “visit” the cows or look for pink cactus. She would just disappear to enjoy being by herself.
I am very thankful they did not meet any unwanted critters this year!
We enjoyed being able to go begging for candy with our cousins today. It was even more fun that Nora and Andrea were both piglet. Jonathan wore a Tigger outfit that all of my kids wore trick or treating at some time.
The kids said that it was the most fun begging they have had in a LONG time.
Megan is growing up so fast! She works hard to learn her Bible verses and at math. She is learning how to bake (she is “famous” for her special peanut butter cookies).
Designing Lego buildings with Adrian is a favorite activities. She loves to experiment. Her favorite so far this year has been taking a cutting of some African violets and learning how to grow new plants. She has a lovely pot of violets that she hopes grows flowers soon.
Andrea has been a joy to watch grow up. She is a lovely young woman who is not afraid to work hard or get dirty. She works hard at school. She loves to help others. (She is a much better cook than I will ever be!)
I am looking forward to what God has planned for her.