Joel loves to help me organize--here we were getting rid of DVD cases to put them all into one folder that holds 96.
Instead of holding on to the original cases, we're saving space--and it's easy to save the episode info you need: I just photocopied it, folded it, and tucked it in behind its owner.
Doing dishes is one of the littlest bean's favorite new activities...
Joel, out of the blue at dinner: "Daddy, don't be cheeky anymore!"
Joel, in the car today: "I'm ready to stop having a regular car. I'm ready to have a race car with a big spoiler on the back. Then we can go fast and zoom around all these other cars!"
Matthew: "Mom, you're almost as big as me!"
Matthew: "Hey, that's just like me and Joel--we're always hungry even before snack time!"
Joel: "Yeah, we want to eat all the time."
Out of the blue this morning as Joel was putting on his socks...
Joel: "I can't wait to wear sandals in the summer!"
Matthew: "Yeah, and I love hot sand on my feet at the beach!"
Well, the snow has JUST melted so we do have a little bit to go before all this transpires but it's lovely that they're thinking of it already.
Wednesday it started really coming down, continued falling Thursday (yesterday), and today (Friday), the snowing has abated and the warmer rains have started to melt everything away, though it's going slowly.
So here are Wednesday's pictures for you...
More to come!
Matthew: "I wish I could take a ride on an asteroid in outer space!"
Abigail: "You know, an asteroid is like a big rock."
Matthew: "Or a big potato!" [And he laughed uproariously.]
Joel, looking at my dark blue jeans: "Hey, Mama, your trousers are dark sky blue!"
Had a blast today throwing snowballs at each other and Stephen even managed to hit Joel (apparently unintentionally, while aiming at his tummy) right in the forehead on his hat (oops!).
After the beans had stomach viruses at Christmas and New Year's, we had to postpone our Christmas dinner three times, but last night it finally worked out! We had some special friends here (and our friends' lovely grandma, too, who was visiting from out of state).
It was a fun time with good food and the beans got to try Christmas crackers for the first time ever (hence the crowns). For our American contingency, crackers are a UK holiday tradition--they're cardboard tubes filled with crowns and toys and wrapped up in shiny cellophane paper. It takes two people to pull them apart and then the treats inside come out--then everyone turns into royalty.
Happy Christmas in January!
(Now I suppose the decorations must come down, but the white icicle lights outside on our porch railing are staying put for now.)
I'm pretty sure I got this idea from The Tightwad Gazette: Use an old baby gate as a sweater drying rack.
At their request, the beans are having a midmorning snack of shrimp wasabi crackers + almond butter.
I just can't fathom it but it's true--I'm seeing it with my own two orbs. Just don't let my taste buds know about it or they might freak out.