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.
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 🙂
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!