When Audrey was 11 months old and Mark was 5, we went to Pakistan to visit some relatives. Allan was going to do some computer work for his uncle while the kids and I explored with his cousin.
While there, we bought some clothes for the kids. Aren’t they beautiful?
Megan’s hair has been growing so fast!Â We have tried pulling it back to keep it out of her eyes, but it still comes out of the elastic or barrette and gets in her way.
Allan informed me that it was time to cut Megan’s hair.Â I knew it needed to get done, but was really hoping to be able to put it off a little bit longer.Â So, Saturday night, Allan cut Adrian’s hair and then Megan’s bangs.
She did pretty good. She started fussing just before it was over, but sat pretty still for her first hair cut!Â Allan was right (he almost always is), she does look better 🙂
I do have to laugh though… almost no one noticed her hair cut!
If you happen to drive by our house tonight, you might see the ice candles leading the way to the front door. I am so glad that it is finally cold enough to make them!
It is snowing outside! Megan really wants to go sledding.
She found this tray and keeps scooting around the kitchen in it.Â When we ask if she wants to go sledding, she gives us a huge smile.
I guess she is done sledding. She just came to me with a bag of marshmallows asking “please”.Â Time for hot chocolate :).
The other day we went to the park to play with some friends. The kids were playing hide and seek with a green container (great camouflage) and a bright yellow softball.Â It was fun watching them enjoy the game!
I found a neat surprise while we were out.Â I discovered two mantis egg cases (called an ootheca)!Â I had never seen one until the kids were given one last winter to take care of.Â So for me to find two in one day is exciting. I know where they are at the park, so will have fun watching them occasionally.
Now the challenge is to find one in our own yard!
The thumbnail of Andrea and a friend was taken a few years ago (see the missing front teeth?).Â I have always liked it, but Andrea’s face was blurry. If you click on the picture, you can see what I mean.
Allan is still teaching me how to use GIMPÂ and I am experimenting with improving pictures. I tried to sharpen Andrea’s face and then played with the pictures some. After sharpening the picture, I just adjusted the first photo to sepia. In the color picture, I tried to make the background look less harsh.
I like both of them for different reasons. Mostly, I love how Andrea andÂ her friend look so excited about sledding.
Yesterday we painted all the kids faces.Â Megan even let us paint her face for the first time.
We woke up to some beautiful snow today!Â We asked Allan if he wanted to come sledding with us for “an hour”.Â He had a blast!
He went down the hill with each of the kids. He even took Megan down the “big” hill twice. She did not seem to enjoy it too much, but did not cry when getting on the sled to go again.
The snow was perfect for sledding. It packed down easily, but still flew up to coat the kids.Â They laughed and screamed and had a lot of fun.
After sledding, Daddy treated us all out for lattes and donuts!
We then went to the health food store and the kids got free bananas because they joined the “kids club”. After that we went to visit the newest McGuire and his parents.
I am so glad that Allan had “an hour” to go sledding with us 🙂
On New Years Day, we finally met my newest nephew! Henri is an adorable little boy.Â He has a wild crop of black hair. We have not seen his open eyes yet, but were told that they are dark.
The kids are loving on him and so glad for another cousin.Â Mark says, “the boys outnumber the girls again!”
Sam and Angelique, we are so excited for you!
I am having fun experimenting with my camera.Â It is a lot more fun then cleaning bookshelves or other chores that need to be done!